Guo-ying Sun

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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is one of the most plentiful neuropeptides in the lung and it has anti-inflammatory effects in the respiratory system. Triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) and triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM-2) regulate immune responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In the present study, we(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino acid neuropeptide derived from the calcitonin gene. CGRP is widely distributed in the central and peripheral neuronal systems. In the lung, CGRP could modulate dendritic cell function, stimulate proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells and mediate lung injury in mice. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), the metabolites of arachidonic acid derived from the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) epoxygenases, are mainly metabolized by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) to their corresponding diols. EETs but not their diols, have anti-inflammatory properties and inhibition of sEH might provide protective effects against inflammatory fibrosis.(More)
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) increases the expression of TGF-β family genes, which are known as profibrogenic cytokines in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we determined whether TGF-β1 regulated the expression of TREM-1 in a mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis. The expression of TGF-β1 and TREM-1 was(More)
Interleukin (IL)-17A is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that markedly enhances inflammatory responses in the lungs by recruiting neutrophils and interacting with other pro-inflammatory mediators. Reducing the expression of IL-17A could attenuate inflammation in the lungs. However, whether VIP exerts its anti-inflammatory effects by regulating the expression of(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is one of the most important sensory neuropeptides in respiratory system. We previously reported that VIP enhances wound healing and proliferation of human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs), and these effects are mediated by intracellular signaling molecules such as protein kinase A (PKA), protein kinase C (PKC),(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by rapid alveolar injury, vascular leakage, lung inflammation, neutrophil accumulation, and induced cytokines production leading to lung edema. The mortality rate of patients suffering from ALI remains high. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450-dependent derivatives of polyunsaturated fatty acid with(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of epithelial-cadherin (E-cad), CD44v6 and Cx43 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its relationship with sex and age of patients, as well as tumor histopathologic grades. METHODS Double immunofluorescent staining and laser scanning confocal microscopy was used to study the expression of E-cad, CD44v6 and Cx43 in 30(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in human bronchial epithelial cells treated with calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP). METHODS RT-PCR and gelatin zymography were performed to examine the dynamic expression and activity of MMP-9 in human bronchial epithelial cells at different doses (10(-10), 10(-9), 10(-8),(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with high mortality and uncontrolled inflammation plays a critical role in ALI. TREM-1 is an amplifier of inflammatory response, and is involved in the pathogenesis of many infectious diseases. NLRP3 inflammasome is a member of NLRs family that contributes to ALI. However, the effect of TREM-1 on NLRP3 inflammasome and(More)