Hong Shan Zhao

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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that aggressive periodontitis (AgP) has a genetic basis, but this theory has not been confirmed. The intent of this investigation was to study whether specific interleukin (IL)-1 genotypes and/or alleles could be used to predict susceptibility to generalized AgP (GAgP) in Chinese. METHODS The GAgP group consisted of 122(More)
The large-conductance, voltage-dependent and Ca(2+)-dependent K(+) (BK) channel links membrane depolarization and local increases in cytosolic free Ca(2+) to hyperpolarizing K(+) outward currents, thereby controlling smooth muscle contractility. Constitutive deletion of the BK channel in mice (BK(-/-)) leads to an overactive bladder associated with(More)
The cGMP-dependent protein kinase type I (PKG I) is an essential regulator of cellular function in blood vessels throughout the body. DT-2, a peptidic inhibitor of PKG, has played a central role in determining the molecular mechanisms of vascular control involving PKG and its signaling partners. Here, we report the development of (d)-amino acid DT-2(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormally elevated blood pressure is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The large-conductance, voltage- and Ca2+-dependent K+ (BK) channel has been proposed as an important effector in the control of vascular tone by linking membrane depolarization and local increases in cytosolic Ca2+ to hyperpolarizing K+ outward(More)
Introduction The cysteine-rich protein 2 has previously been suggested as a novel target of PKG1. Cysteine-rich proteins (CRP) are evolutionarily conserved proteins that define a subset of zinc-binding LIM domain proteins. This family of LIM domain proteins originally included three members (CRP1, CRP2/SLIM, CRP3/MLP). Previously, a new member of the CRP(More)
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