Haiping Zhao

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Uroplakin genes are expressed in a bladder-specific and differentiation-dependent fashion. Using a 3.6-kb promoter of mouse uroplakin II gene, we have generated transgenic mice that express human growth hormone (hGH) in their bladder epithelium, resulting in its secretion into the urine at 100–500 ng/ml. The levels of urine hGH concentration remain constant(More)
Scripting languages are widely used to quickly accomplish a variety of tasks because of the high productivity they enable. Among other reasons, this increased productivity results from a combination of extensive libraries, fast development cycle, dynamic typing, and polymorphism. The dynamic features of scripting languages are traditionally associated with(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Angelicae Sinensis is a well known and commonly used traditional Chinese herbal medicine with many therapeutic effects such as neuroprotection, the promotion of hematopoiesis and the treatment of tumors. AIM OF THE STUDY Ferulic acid (FA) is the main active component in Angelicae Sinensis. Previous research has demonstrated(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 is essential for the development of the nervous system, and is present in many cell types. Relatively little is known about IGF-1 expression in brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs). For in vivo studies, we examined the expression of IGF-1 and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein (IGFBP)-2 after focal(More)
The experimental transmission of a recently identified new Theileria (China 1) species pathogenic for sheep and goats in northern China is described. Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis nymphs and adults developed from larvae and nymph engorged on sheep infected with Theileria sp. (China 1) were able to respectively transmit the Theileria sp. to splenectomized(More)
Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) has been proved to protect the brain from stroke, but the precise mechanism remains not fully understood. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether RIPostC attenuates cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury by abating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response. CHOP, a multifunctional transcription factor(More)
A primary cDNA library with a size of 1.34 × 106 PFU was constructed from Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis eggs and was immunoscreened with rabbit anti-H. qinghaiensis serum. One clone (Hq22, named following those clones obtained from adult Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis cDNA library which we constructed before) screened from the cDNA library was selected randomly(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the potential role of miR-23a-3p in experimental brain ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cerebral ischemia reperfusion was induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 1h in C57/BL6 mice. And miR-23a-3p angomir was transfected to upregulate the miR-23a-3p level. Our results showed that miR-23a-3p(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We previously showed that the microRNA miR-424 protects against permanent cerebral ischemic injury in mice by suppressing microglia activation. This study investigated the role of miR-424 in transient cerebral ischemia in mice with a focus on oxidative stress-induced neuronal injury. METHODS Transient cerebral ischemia was induced(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Rhubarb is well used to treat chronic renal failure (CRF) in China and Japan, but recent studies reported that the anthraquinone derivatives contained in rhubarb had nephrotoxicity. In this investigation an attempt was made to assess the value and toxic potential of rhubarb to treat CRF. MATERIALS AND METHODS Histopathologic and(More)