Hongkuan Yang

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Mitochondrial ferritin (MtF) has been identified as a novel ferritin encoded by an intron-lacking gene with specific mitochondrial localization located on chromosome 5q23.1. MtF has been associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Friedreich ataxia and restless leg syndrome. However, little information is available about MtF in Alzheimer's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE In elderly patients with severe traumatic brain injury, the use of aggressive versus conservative management remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of surgical alternatives for treatment of severe traumatic intracranial hematoma in patients ≥65 years old and identify factors that may contribute to the outcome. (More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a novel protein encoded by an intronless gene mapped to chromosome 5q23.1. Ferritin is ubiquitously expressed; however, FtMt expression is restricted to specific tissues such as the testis and the brain. The distribution pattern of FtMt suggests a functional role for this protein in the brain; however, data concerning the(More)
Studies have shown an increased expression of mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) and an antioxidant role for the protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. However, little information is available concerning the role of FtMt in other AD pathologies, including inflammation and amyloidogenesis. Therefore, we investigated the regulation and(More)
This study examined the effects of over-expression of leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains 3 (LRIG3) on the cell cycle and survival of human glioma cell line U87 and U251 and explored the possible mechanisms. The LRIG3 gene was transduced into U87 and U251 cells respectively by using lentivirus and the transduced cells were selected by(More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt), a recently-studied iron storage protein, which we suspect is an important defense against oxidative stress in neurons and elsewhere. The 242-amino acid FtMt precursor protein is cleaved to mature protein (of molecular weight about 22-kDa) in the mitochondrial matrix. Compared with the ubiquitously expressed traditional(More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a type of ferritin that sequesters iron. Previous studies have shown that FtMt is expressed by dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and that it may be involved in the pathology of Parkinson's disease. However, the functional roles of FtMt in dopaminergic neurons remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a novel iron storage protein with high homology to H-ferritin. Unlike the ubiquitously expressed H- and L-ferritin, FtMt is expressed in specific tissues such as the testis, heart, and brain. The function of FtMt is not fully understood; however, evidence suggests that it has a neuroprotective role in neurodegenerative(More)
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is believed to play an antioxidant role via iron regulation, and FtMt gene mutation has been reported in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, little is known about FtMt's functions in the retina and any links to AMD. In this study, we observed age-related increase in FtMt and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in(More)
Progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI) is a common occurrence in clinical practice; however, how PHI affects clinical management remains unclear. We attempt to evaluate the characteristics and risk factors of PHI and also investigate how PHI influences clinical management in traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (TICH) patients. This retrospective study included(More)