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Activation of p38 MAPK by Reactive Oxygen Species Is Essential in a Rat Model of Stress-Induced Gastric Mucosal Injury1
Stress ulceration is a common complication in critically ill patients and can result in significant upper gastrointestinal bleeding associated with a high morbidity and mortality. At present, little… Expand
Normal Human Fibroblasts Express Pattern Recognition Receptors for Fungal (1→3)-β-d-Glucans
ABSTRACT Fungal cell wall glucans nonspecifically stimulate various aspects of innate immunity. Glucans are thought to mediate their effects via interaction with membrane receptors on macrophages,… Expand
Anterior Pituitary Cells Express Pattern Recognition Receptors for Fungal Glucans: Implications for Neuroendocrine Immune Involvement in Response to Fungal Infections
Objectives: Hormones and cytokines are known to act as regulatory messengers between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. The innate immune system identifies infectious agents by means of… Expand
Good quality blastocyst from non-/mono-pronuclear zygote may be used for transfer during IVF
- B. Yin, Haoying Hao, Y. Zhang, D. Wei, Cui-lian Zhang
- Biology, Medicine
- Systems biology in reproductive medicine
- 22 February 2016
ABSTRACT Although healthy infants have developed from non- and mono-pronuclear zygotes, the transfer of embryos from non- and mono-pronuclear zygotes is not recommended because there are no proper… Expand
Significantly lengthened telomere in granulosa cells from women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- D. Wei, Juanke Xie, +5 authors Y. Sun
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
- 13 May 2017
PurposePolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy among women at reproductive age. However, its etiology remains poorly understood. Recent studies indicated that telomere… Expand
Molecular cloning of chicken metallothionein. Deduction of the complete amino acid sequence and analysis of expression using cloned cDNA.
A cDNA library was constructed using RNA isolated from the livers of chickens which had been treated with zinc. This library was screened with a RNA probe complementary to mouse metallothionein-I… Expand
Glucan stimulates human dermal fibroblast collagen biosynthesis through a nuclear factor‐1 dependent mechanism
- D. Wei, Leiying Zhang, D. Williams, I. W. Browder
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Wound repair and regeneration : official…
- 1 May 2002
Glucan, an immunomodulator, has been reported to increase collagen deposition and tensile strength in experimental models of wound repair. Previous data suggest that glucan modulates wound healing… Expand
Activation of AP-1 and SP1 correlates with wound growth factor gene expression in glucan-treated human fibroblasts.
Glucan is a natural product immunomodulator that has been reported to enhance early wound repair. The mechanism of glucan-stimulated wound repair was thought to be indirect via macrophage release of… Expand
On the vitellogenesis of Coccinella septempunctata L.: the occurrence of vitellogenin as influenced by artificial diet.
Vitellogenin was prepared from the matured eggs of a predacious beetle Coccinella septempunctata by extraction in 0.4 M NaCl and subsequent precipitation in cold distilled water. Results of the… Expand
Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome have successful embryo arrest.
- Baoli Yin, Haoying Hao, D. Wei, Xiaobing Song, Juanke Xie, C. Zhang
- International journal of clinical and…
- 15 April 2015
In this retrospective study, we investigate the relationship between embryo arrest and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) during in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). In this study, 667… Expand