Heguang Huang

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Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) plays an important role in tumor cell growth, invasiveness, motility, and angiogenesis. Several single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the second intron of the FGFR2 gene are associated with the risk of breast cancer. In this study, we determined whether these SNPs of the FGFR2 gene are associated with early(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor with the worst prognosis among all cancers. At the time of diagnosis, surgical cure is no longer a feasible option for most patients, thus early detection of pancreatic cancer is crucial for its treatment. Metabolomics is a powerful new analytical approach to detect the metabolome of cells, tissue, or biofluids. Here,(More)
Metabonomics has been applied in many bio-related scientific fields. Nevertheless, some animal research works are shown to fail when they are extended to humans. Therefore, it is essential to figure out suitable animal modeling to mimic human metabolism so that animal findings can serve humans. In this study, two kinds of commonly selected body fluids,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to examine aquaporins 1 and 5 (AQP1 and 5) expression in lung tissues of rats with early acute lung injury caused by severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and roles of AQP1 and 5 in pulmonary edema development. METHODOLOGY Eighty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into the SAP group and the sham operation group. SAP model was prepared(More)
The aim of this study was to preliminarily investigate the effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on structural change of capillary endothelial barrier and expression variation of aquaporin 1 (AQP1) in kidney at the onset of renal injury caused by severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Ninety male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into the(More)
Acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is often complicated by multiple organ failure. The small intestine is frequently damaged during ANP. Capillary leakage in multiple organs during ANP is one of the most important causes of multiple organ dysfunction. Damage to the capillary endothelial barrier and impaired water transportation could lead to capillary(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the inhibition of PANC-1 pancreatic cancer cell growth by cucurmosin (CUS) and its possible mechanism. METHODS We observed the inhibition of PANC-1 cell growth by sulforhodamine B and colony-forming experiments in vitro and established nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficiency mouse subcutaneous tumor models in vivo. We(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To study changes of the small intestine capillary endothelial barrier during severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in a rat model. METHODOLOGY A SAP rat model was created, serum and ascites albumin and amylase were measured, and the Evans blue assay was used to measure intestinal capillary leakage. Capillary endothelial barrier changes were(More)
Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Potent therapeutic strategies are urgently needed for pancreatic cancer. Cucurmosin is a novel type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) isolated from the sarcocarp of Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin). Due to its (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of cucurmosin (CUS) on proliferation inhibition in the human pancreatic cancer cell line SW-1990 in vitro and in vivo. METHODS 1. MTT assay was used to analyse the proliferation inhibition of CUS in SW-1990 cells compared with gemcitabine (GEM) in vitro. 2. We established an NOD-SCID mice orthotopic transplantation(More)