Futian Tang

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AIMS The present study was to investigate the role of calpain in reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in endothelial cells and endothelium-dependent vascular dysfunction under experimental conditions of diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS Exposure to high glucose activated calpain, induced apoptosis and reduced nitric oxide (NO) production without changing(More)
Endothelial lipase (EL) is a major determinant of HDL metabolism and associated with the development of atherosclerosis, however the regulated expression of EL in atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study, we investigated EL expression in rat atherosclerosis and explored the potential mechanisms regulating EL expression by employing LPS on Raw264.7 cells in(More)
We previously reported that oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) accelerated the calcification in aorta of rats and rat vascular smooth muscle cells (RVSMCs). However, the molecular mechanism underlying the acceleration remains poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the role of calpain-1, Ca2+-sensitive intracellular cysteine(More)
Lipid deposition in artery walls is implied in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and imbalance between uptake and efflux of cholesterol favors the deposition. We investigated the effect of vitamin E with the same dose and duration on the different stages of atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE KO) mice and explored the potential mechanisms.(More)
We previously reported that Astragaloside IV (ASIV), a major active constituent of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge protects against cardiac hypertrophy in rats induced by isoproterenol (Iso), however the mechanism underlying the protection remains unknown. Dysfunction of cardiac energy biosynthesis contributes to the hypertrophy and Nuclear Factor κB(More)
We have previously reported that phosphoinositide 3-kinase p110δ knockout (p110δ KO) diminished the adhesion of leukocytes to capillary venules and suppressed the peritoneal infiltration of leukocytes, both functions that play important roles in atherosclerosis. Therefore, we hypothesized that p110δ deficiency might be protective against atherosclerosis.(More)
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