Dongfeng Sun

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Liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) contains amino acids that are known to possess antioxidant function. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that L-FABP may serve as an effective endogenous cytoprotectant against oxidative stress. Chang liver cells were selected as the experimental model because of their undetectable L-FABP mRNA level. Full-length(More)
Excessive platelet activation and accumulation can lead to vessel occlusion and thus present major therapeutic challenges in cardiovascular medicine. Apyrase, an ecto-enzyme with ADPase and ATPase activities, rapidly metabolizes ADP and ATP released from platelets and endothelial cells, thereby reducing platelet activation and recruitment. In the present(More)
UNLABELLED To determine whether hepatocyte membrane potential differences (PDs) are depolarized in human HCC and whether depolarization is associated with changes in GABAA receptor expression, hepatocyte PDs and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptor messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression were documented in HCC tissues via microelectrode impalement,(More)
Metastases rarely occur in human livers with cirrhosis in clinical studies. We postulated that this phenomenon would also occur in experimental cirrhosis. Cirrhosis was established in C57BL/6 mice by carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) gastrogavage. B16F1 melanoma cells were injected into the mesenteric vein to induce hepatic metastases. Contrary to our(More)
Tripartite motif-containing 29 (TRIM29) is a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) protein family. TRIM29 has been reported to be deregulated in a number of cancer types, suggesting the oncogenic function of TRIM29. However, its clinical significance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been fully elucidated. In the present study, the TRIM29(More)
Polyamine biosynthesis is controlled primarily by ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (AdoMetDC). Antisense sequences of ODC and AdoMetDC genes were cloned into an adenoviral vector (named Ad-ODC-AdoMetDCas). To evaluate the effects of recombinant adenovirus Ad-ODC-AdoMetDCas that can simultaneously express both antisense(More)
Background Acute liver failure is associated with a marked depletion of intrahepatic adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP), a compound required for the maintenance of hepatic function and enhanced hepatic regeneration. Aim The aim of this study was to test the safety and efficacy of exogenous ATP at various doses in a rat model of acute liver failure. Methods(More)
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation has been reported to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Because both inflammation and oxidative stress are critical for tissue destruction during kidney ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury, we investigated the protective role of FXR against kidney damage induced by I/R in mice. Mice undergoing renal I/R developed(More)
AIM   Activation of adrenergic receptors (AR) has been reported to enhance the growth and invasion of various malignancies. The effects of AR agonists on malignant hepatocyte proliferation and migration have yet to be determined. METHODS   PLC/PRF/5 (PLC) and Huh-7 cells were exposed to a wide range of concentrations of the AR agonists noradrenaline (NA)(More)
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Bile acids (BAs) refluxing into the esophagus contribute to esophageal injury, which results in BE and subsequent EAC. We developed two animal models to test the role of BAs in the pathogenesis of BE. We surgically generated BA reflux, with or without gastric(More)
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