Huiping Chen

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is believed to arise through a multistep model comprised of putative precursor lesions known as pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN). Recent genetically engineered mouse models of PDAC demonstrate a comparable morphologic spectrum of murine PanIN (mPanIN) lesions. The histogenesis of PanIN and PDAC in both(More)
OBJECTIVE To make an open label prospective trial for comparing the therapeutic effects of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) vs cyclophosphamide (CYC) pulse therapy on patients with diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis (DPLN). METHODS Forty-six patients with biopsy proven active DPLN were enrolled in this study. Twenty-three patients were given MMF orally at a(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the clinical efficacy of tonsillectomy on long-term clinical remission and renal survival of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) patients in China. METHODS We performed a 130-month retrospective case-control study of 112 patients with idiopathic biopsy-diagnosed IgAN from 1983 to 1999. Fifty-four patients underwent tonsillectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a single-centre non-blinded clinical trial to compare the clinical efficacies of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and intermittent cyclophosphamide (CTX) pulse therapy as induction treatments in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis (AAV) and moderate renal involvement. METHODS Patients with active AAV and(More)
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs which regulate gene expression in a post-transcriptional manner. Although the first study was published about 15 years ago, knowledge about their role in regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and immunity has been greatly advanced recently. Their association with formation, angiogenesis, metastasis(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic IgA nephropathy is one of the main causes of secondary malignant hypertension, especially in Chinese population. But little information has been available about malignant hypertension secondary to IgA nephropathy (IgANMHT). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinico-pathological features and outcomes of IgANMHT patients. (More)
Plant heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the oxygenation of heme to biliverdin, carbon monoxide (CO), and free iron (Fe2+)—and Arabidopsis and rice (Oryza sativa) HOs are involved in light signaling. Here, we identified that the rice PHOTOPERIOD SENSITIVITY 5 (SE5) gene, which encoded a putative HO with high similarity to HO-1 from Arabidopsis (HY1), exhibited(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects, relapse ratio and outcomes between mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and pulse intravenous cyclophosphamide (CTX) for the induction therapy in patients with crescentic lupus nephritis. METHODOLOGY This is a retrospective, controlled study. Twenty-seven MMF therapeutic and twenty-five CTX therapeutic lupus patients with >or=50%(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Anti-endothelial cell antibody (AECA) can cause hyperacute rejection and immediate graft loss after renal transplantation; however, its prevalence and significance during acute rejection are unknown. Previous studies suggested that AECA may be detected in recipients with acute vascular rejection (AVR). DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate retrospectively the incidence, distribution of primary disease and clinicopathologic characteristics of diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis (DCGN) in Chinese patients. METHODS One hundred and seventy-two consecutive patients diagnosed as having DCGN out of 9828 cases of non-transplanting renal biopsies over sixteen years, were(More)