Huarong Zhou

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Synergistic interactions among transcription factors (TFs) and their cofactors collectively determine gene expression in complex biological systems. In this work, we develop a novel graphical model, called Active Protein-Gene (APG) network model, to quantify regulatory signals of transcription in complex biomolecular networks through integrating both TF(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex systemic disease, with significant disorders of metabolism. The liver, a central energy metabolic organ, plays a critical role in the development of diabetes. Although gene expression levels are able to be measured via microarray since 1996, it is difficult to evaluate the contributions of one altered gene(More)
We have recently identified a number of active regulatory networks involved in diabetes progression in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats by network screening. The networks were quite consistent with the previous knowledge of the regulatory relationships between transcription factors (TFs) and their regulated genes. To study the underlying molecular mechanisms(More)
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) play key roles in epigenetic events. However, the exact mechanism of ncRNA guidance, particularly piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), for the targeting of epigenetic regulatory factors to specific gene regions is unclear. Although piRNA function was first established in germ-line cells, piRNA may be crucial in cancer cells. This study(More)
We estimated the key molecules related to Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in adipose, liver, and muscle tissues, from nonobese diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats and their Wistar controls, by computationally analyzing the expression profiles in open source data. With the aid of information from previous reports, Rev-erbα in adipose tissue emerged as one of(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the gut may influence the host's metabolism and ultimately change the outcomes of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We review the evidence on the relationship between the gut and T2DM remission after gastric bypass surgery, and discuss the potential mechanisms underlying the above relationship: gut anatomical rearrangement,(More)
—Recently, we have identified 39 candidates of active regulatory networks for the diabetes progression in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat by using the network screening, which were well consistent with the previous knowledge of regulatory relationship between transcription factors (TFs) and their regulated genes. In addition, we have developed a computational(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the promoter methylation status of SFRP genes and the effect of 5- aza- 2'- deoxycytidine (5- Aza- CdR)induced apoptosis via Wnt/β- catenin pathway by demethylation in Jurkat cells. METHODS Jurkat cells were treated with different concentrations of 5- Aza- CdR. The cell proliferation level of Jurkat cells was detected by MTT assay.(More)
Gastric bypass surgery produces clear antidiabetic effects in a substantial proportion of morbidly obese patients. In view of the recent trend away from 'bariatric' surgery and toward 'metabolic' surgery, it is important to elucidate the enhancing effect of bypass surgery on pancreatic β-cell mass, which is related to diabetes remission in non-obese(More)