Guyi Wang

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Despite decades of extensive studies, the morbidity and mortality for acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) remained high. Particularly, biomarkers essential for its early diagnosis and prognosis are lacking. Recent studies suggest that alveolar macrophages (AMs) at the exudative phase of ALI/ARDS initiate, amplify and perpetuate(More)
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infection that is independently associated with mortality. Accurate diagnosis and timely treatment have been shown to improve the prognosis of VAP. Chest X-ray or computed tomography imaging are used for conventional assessment of VAP, but these methods are(More)
In recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), a hormone widely known as a result of its significant effects on the cardiovascular system mediated by natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPRA), may play a nonnegligible role in the regulation of immune responses. In this study, we firstly investigated whether ANP signaling(More)
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