Hong-jiang Shao

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Phenotype modulation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) plays an important role during hypoxia-induced vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension (PAH). We had previously shown that calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is expressed in rat PASMCs. However, little is known about the role of CaSR in phenotypic modulation of PASMCs in(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is the most important causal agent of viral heart muscle disease, but no specific antiviral drug is currently available. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been used as an antiviral therapeutic strategy via posttranscriptional gene silencing. In this study, eleven siRNAs were designed to target seven distinct regions of the CVB3(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of dopamine receptor (DR2) activation on hypoxia/reperfusion injury (HRI) in the neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, and to explore its mechanism. METHODS The hypoxia/reperfusion (H/R) injury model was established in primarily cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, and randomly assigned: control, H/R, bromocriptine (Bro) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) at different intervals and to provide evidence for estimation on injury intervals after brain contusion in human. METHODS Twenty-four patients died of serious brain injury were assigned as injury group and 4 patients died of non-brain injury were served as control group. HO-1 expression(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the dynamic expression of calcium-sensing receptor(CaSR) in myocardium of diabetic rats. METHODS Thirty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 groups including control, diabetic-4 week and diabetic-8 week groups(n = 10). The type 2 diabetes mellitus models were established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 30(More)
Pulmonary vascular remodeling is a significant pathological feature of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH), while pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation plays a leading role in pulmonary vascular remodeling. Spermine (Sp), a polyamine, plays a critical role in periodic cell proliferation and apoptosis. The present study was(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that an inflammatory reaction contributes to the secondary brain injury that plays a critical role in the clinical outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recently, high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) has been identified as a key cytokine in the inflammatory reaction and may represent a new target for the(More)
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