Ji-qiong Li

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BACKGROUND Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been proposed to be involved in pulmonary fibrosis, but its role in this process has not been fully understood. To investigate the role of AGE formation in pulmonary fibrosis, we used a bleomycin (BLM)-stimulated rat model treated with aminoguanidine (AG), a crosslink inhibitor of AGE formation. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of YM976, a phosphodiesterase (PDE)4 inhibitor, on mucin hypersecretion of airway stimulated with acrolein. METHODS Forty-eight SD rat were randomly divided into 6 equal groups. Twenty-four rats underwent gastric perfusion of YM976 0.5, 1.5, or 4.5 mgxkg(-1)xd(-1) (n=8 for each group) and then underwent aerosol inhalation(More)
Cigarette smoking is one of the risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this study, we investigated the effects of thromboxane A2 (TxA2) receptor antagonists on airway mucus production induced by cigarette smoke. Rats were exposed to cigarette smoke 1h/day, 6 days/week for 4 weeks. Seratrodast (2, 5, 10mg/kg day) was administered(More)
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