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Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tubular cells contributes to the renal accumulation of matrix protein that is associated with diabetic nephropathy. Both high glucose and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) are able to induce EMT in cell culture. In this study, we examined the role of the thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) on EMT induced(More)
The aim of the present study was to detect the combined effect of negative life events and the norepinephrine transporter (NET) gene on the development of major depression (MD) in a Chinese population. We recruited 388 unrelated patients affected with MD and 388 healthy controls in this study. The score of 32 was used as a cut-off value for grouping the(More)
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy with the highest incidence among women in the world. Metastasis is the major reason for breast cancer-related deaths. The precise molecular circuitry that governs the metastasis process has not been completely understood. Discoveries of microRNAs (miRNAs) open a new avenue for cancer metastasis research. It has(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a positive regulator of the expression of antioxidant genes. This study is aimed at examining the effect of tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), an activator of Nrf2, on hyperglycemia-related diabetic nephropathy. METHODS CD-1 mice were induced with streptozotocin and treated with 1% tBHQ, or(More)
  • Ming Shi, Dan Liu, +12 authors Ning Guo
  • 2010
In this study, β2-AR level was found to be up-regulated in MCF-7 cells overexpressing Her2 (MCF-7/Her2). Correlation of β2-AR level with Her2 status was demonstrated in breast cancer tissue samples. Constitutive phosphorylation of ERK, mRNA expression up-regulation of catecholamine-synthesis enzymes, and increased epinephrine release were detected in(More)
BACKGROUND Stress, anxiety and depression can cause complex physiological and neuroendocrine changes, resulting in increased level of stress related hormone catecholamine, which may constitute a primary mechanism by which physiological factors impact gene expression in tumors. In the present study, we investigated the effects of catecholamine stimulation on(More)
Phosphatase and tensin homology deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) is a negative regulator of PI3K/Akt pathway, and here we investigated the effect of PTEN on lipogenesis in diabetic rats and high glucose-stimulated human renal proximal tubular cell line (HKC). Decreased PTEN and increased phospho-Akt were found in kidney of diabetic rats, and in vitro(More)
Podocyte apoptosis contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the mechanisms that mediate hyperglycemia-induced podocyte apoptosis remain poorly understood. Recent findings indicate that the disruption of the cytoskeleton is related to the podocyte apoptosis. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of nestin, an(More)
Previous studies have shown that high glucose stimulates renal SREBP-1 gene expression and increases renal tubular cells lipid metabolism, however, the mechanisms remain elusive. In the present study we demonstrated that PI3K/Akt pathway was activated in human renal proximal tubular cell line (HKC) exposed to high glucose accompanied with up-regulation of(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) can up-regulate the expression of antioxidant genes and protect cells from oxidative damage. The current study is aimed at examining the effect of modulation of Nrf2 expression on high glucose-induced oxidative(More)