Guan-song Wang

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Xanthine dehydrogenase/oxidase (XDH/XO) is associated with various pathological conditions related to the endothelial injury. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the activation of XDH/XO by hypoxia remains largely unknown. In this report, we determined whether the Janus kinases (JAKs) and signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs)(More)
The proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) plays a role in pulmonary vascular remodeling (PVR). Recently, it was shown that vascular smooth muscular cell phenotype modulation is important for their proliferation in other diseases. However, little is known about the role of human PASMC phenotype modulation in the proliferation induced(More)
Pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVECs) are critically involved in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury. Hedgehog signaling pathway plays a fundamental role in embryonic development as well as adult morphogenesis and carcinogenesis. As the priming protein of hedgehog signaling pathway, sonic hedgehog (Shh) may recently be advantage for(More)
This paper reports a strategy for DNA self-assembly. Cross-over-based DNA nanomotifs are held together by T-junctions instead of commonly used sticky-end cohesion. We have demonstrated this strategy by assembling a DNA tetrahedron, an octahedron, and an icosahedron. The resulting DNA polyhedra contain out-pointing, short DNA hairpin spikes. These hairpins(More)
AIM To study whether over-starvation aggravates intestinal mucosal injury and promotes bacterial and endotoxin translocation in a high-altitude hypoxic environment. METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to hypobaric hypoxia at a simulated altitude of 7000 m for 72 h. Lanthanum nitrate was used as a tracer to detect intestinal injury. Epithelial(More)
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by advanced liver disease, hypoxemia and intrapulmonary vascular dilatation (IPVD). The pathogenesis of HPS is not completely understood. Recent findings have established the role of proliferation and phenotype differentiation of pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVECs) in IPVD of HPS; the change in(More)
Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC) were divided into a normoxic group (N), 2, 8 and 12 h hypoxic groups (H2, H8 and H12) and an AG490 plus 8 h hypoxic group (AG490). The expression of JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and TYK2 mRNA was analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). STAT1 and STAT3 protein expressions were determined by(More)
SOCS3 is regarded as a major negative regulator of STAT3. Recent evidence indicates that SOCS3 regulates strength and duration of other signaling pathways including ras/ERK1/2/MAPK, PI3-K/Akt in non-malignant cells. The repression or silence of SOCS3 expression in a few tumor types has led to speculation that loss of SOCS3 gene is closely related to(More)
Our previous studies show that group III secreted phospholipases A(2) (sPLA(2)s III) induces extensive neuronal apoptosis in brain cortical cultures. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying sPLA(2) III-induced neuronal injury/death are still unknown. Also it is not clear whether hypoxic pre-conditioning (HPC) is able to protect neurons from the sPLA(2)(More)