Hongyan Du

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PURPOSE To enhance the reliability and spatial resolution of magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) measurements for interrogation of subcortical brain regions with an automated volume of interest (VOI) approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 3D magnetization transfer (MT) sequence was acquired using a scan-rescan imaging protocol in nine healthy volunteers. VOI(More)
Increased expression of angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) induces apoptosis in numerous tumor cell lines, with either Angiotensin II-dependent or Angiotensin II-independent regulation, but its molecular mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we used PCR Array analysis to determine the gene and microRNA expression profiles in human prostate cancer(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in tumorigenesis. The interaction between Angiotensin II (AngII) and angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) may have a pivotal role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and therefore, AT1R blocker and angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may have therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain involvement is a serious complication of HIV infection. The earliest changes in the brain, which represents an anatomic site for viral persistence, are largely unknown. METHODS This investigation used quantitative Magnetic Resonance methodologies, including high resolution and diffusion tensor (DTI) imaging, to evaluate the brain in 15 HIV(More)
Cysteine‑rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is a novel molecule that has been shown to be increased in the synovial tissues of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The present study was conducted in order to investigate the role of Cyr61 in the pathogenesis of RA. A human genome‑wide gene assay was used to screen gene expression in synovial tissues(More)
Telomerase, which maintains the ends of chromosomes, consists of two core components, the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and the telomerase RNA (TERC). Haploinsufficiency for TERC or TERT leads to progressive telomere shortening and autosomal dominant dyskeratosis congenita (DC). The clinical manifestations of autosomal dominant DC are thought to(More)
Exposure to high levels of estrogen is considered an important risk factor for susceptibility to breast cancer. Common polymorphisms in genes that affect estrogen levels may be associated with breast cancer risk, but no comprehensive study has been performed among Han Chinese women. In the present study, 32 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetization transfer imaging (MT) and automated brain volumetry were used to summarize brain involvement in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A multiparametric neuroimaging protocol was implemented at 1.5 T in 10 HIV+ and 24 controls. Various summary parameters were calculated based on DTI, MT, and automated(More)
The early antecedents of cerebral palsy (CP) are unknown but are suspected to be due to hypoxia-ischemia (H-I). In our rabbit model of CP, the MRI biomarker, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on diffusion-weighted imaging, predicted which fetuses will develop postnatal hypertonia. Surviving H-I fetuses experience reperfusion-reoxygenation but a(More)