Ji-zhong Cheng

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The majority of deaths from prostate cancer occur in patients with androgen-insensitive metastatic disease. An important early event in the development of the metastatic phenotype is the induction of genes that promote angiogenesis, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8), which are released from tumor cells into their(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the physiological role of two major alpha-class glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), hGSTA1-1 and hGSTA2-2 in protection against oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation (LPO) in human lens epithelial (HLE B-3) cells. METHODS Total GSTs were purified from HLE B-3 cells by glutathione (GSH)-affinity chromatography and characterized by(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammatory response plays a critical role in hypertension-induced cardiac remodeling. We aimed to study how interaction among inflammatory cells causes inflammatory responses in the process of hypertensive cardiac fibrosis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Infusion of angiotensin II (Ang II, 1500 ng/kg/min) in mice rapidly induced the(More)
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