Huai L. Feng

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STUDY QUESTION What is the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Han Chinese women from different communities? SUMMARY ANSWER The prevalence of PCOS in Chinese women aged 19-45 years is 5.6%. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY The prevalence of PCOS is reported to range from 5 to 10% but to the best of our knowledge the Han Chinese population has not(More)
BACKGROUND Success of human oocyte cryopreservation depends on multiple cryobiological factors that could influence the developmental potential of the oocytes. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of different sucrose concentrations on the developmental potential of human frozen-thawed oocytes at different maturity stages. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common metabolic dysfunction and heterogeneous endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. Although patients with PCOS are typically characterized by increased numbers of oocytes retrieved during IVF, they are often of poor quality, leading to lower fertilization, cleavage and implantation rates, and a(More)
Glioblastomas (GBMs), the most common and malignant brain tumors, are highly resistant to current therapies. The failure of targeted therapies against aberrantly activated oncogenic signaling, such as that of the EGFR-PI3K/Akt pathway, underscores the urgent need to understand alternative downstream pathways and to identify new molecular targets for the(More)
A cDNA encoding putative phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPX) was isolated from rice using rapid amplification of cDNA ends. This cDNA, designated ricPHGPX, includes an open reading frame encoding a protein of 169 amino acids which shares about 60% and 50% amino acid sequence identity with plant and mammalian PHGPXs, respectively. The(More)
The c-KIT proto-oncogene encodes for a transmembrane receptor and is associated with maturation of several cell types, including germ cells. The ligand of the receptor has been identified as stem cell factor (SCF). Loss or alteration of the expression of either of these factors leads to anemia, albinism, and/or sterility in mice. We examined the expression(More)
Dynamin 2 (Dyn2), a large GTPase, is involved in receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)-promoted cell migration. However, the molecular mechanisms by which Dyn2 regulates RTK-induced cell migration have not been established. Recently, we reported that tyrosine-protein phosphatase non-receptor type 11 (SHP-2) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) mediate(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expression of the c-kit receptor and its ligand, stem cell factor, and their possible relation with apoptosis in infertile men. DESIGN Prospective laboratory study. SETTING Urology laboratory in a university hospital. PATIENT(S) Men undergoing testicular biopsy during an investigation of subfertility. INTERVENTION(S) None.(More)
Recent studies have detected mutations in the EDA gene, previously identified as causing X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED), in two families with X-linked non-syndromic hypodontia. Notably, all affected males in both families exhibited isolated oligodontia, while almost all female carriers showed a milder or normal phenotype. We hypothesized(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the serine/threonine protein phosphatase-1 (PP-1) plays an important role in promoting cell survival. However, the molecular mechanisms by which PP-1 promotes survival remain largely unknown. In the present study, we provide evidence to show that PP-1 can directly dephosphorylate a master regulator of apoptosis, p53, to(More)