Hong-wen Zhang

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BACKGROUND Proteinuria is one of the risk factors for the progression of renal diseases including Alport syndrome (AS), a hereditary glomerular renal disease. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and/or tripterygium, a Chinese herbal medicine widely used in Chinese patients with hematuria and(More)
OBJECTIVE Matrine has an anti-fibrosis effect, such as hepatic cirrhosis and derma fibrosis, while its effect on glomerulosclerosis is unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the renoprotective effects of matrine on experimental glomerulosclerosis in rats and inquire into its mechanisms. METHODS The rats were randomly assigned to following(More)
Astragaloside IV, the active component of Astragalus membranaceus, exhibits diverse biological roles including the anti-tumor activity. In this study, we evaluated the chemosensitive role of astragaloside IV in non-small cell lung cancer cells. Cell Counting Kit-8 analysis was performed to determine cell viability. Real-time polymerase chain reaction and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features and WT1 gene mutations in patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) accompanied with genitourinary malformations. The expression of podocyte molecules was also investigated in renal specimen of these WT1 mutated patients. METHODS From January 2005 to May 2007, 3 cases of SRNS accompanied with(More)
OBJECTIVE Alport syndrome (AS) is a progressive renal disease characterized by hematuria and progressive renal failure. X-linked dominance is the major inheritance form of the syndrome, accounting for almost 80% of the cases, caused by mutations in COL4A5 genes. There is currently no effective treatment that has been shown to favorably affect the outcome of(More)
About 10 to 15 percent of kidney diseases are inherited or related to genetic factors. While, hereditary kidney diseases have no specific clinical manifestations and react poorly to the therapy, as a result, about 30 percent of hospitalized children with chronic renal failure is due to hereditary kidney diseases in our country. Hereditary kidney diseases(More)
OBJECTIVE To further improve the recognition of Alport syndrome. METHODS The patients with COL4A3, COL4A4 or COL4A5 mutations, admitted to Department of Pediatric, Peking University First Hospital from 2005 to 2009, were retrospectively studied. Their clinical and ultrastructural characteristics were compared between the male patients with X-linked(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of dexlansoprazole injection in healthy subjects. Dexlansoprazole (20–90 mg) or lansoprazole (30 mg) was administrated intravenously to healthy male and female volunteers. All the subjects were sampled for pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis and 64 of them were(More)