Jia-lin Wang

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AIM To evaluate the association between of the interleukin-10 (IL-10) promoter polymorphisms and survival of advanced gastric cancer (GC) patients. METHODS The IL-10 (-1082, rs1800896; -819, rs1800871; and-592, rs1800896) genotypes in 234 patients with advanced gastric cancer and in 243 healthy controls were determined by polymerase chain(More)
RATIONALE Macrophage cholesterol homeostasis maintenance is the result of a balance between influx, endogenous synthesis, esterification/hydrolysis and efflux. Excessive accumulation of cholesterol leads to foam cell formation, which is the major pathology of atherosclerosis. Previous studies have shown that miR-27 (miR-27a and miR-27b) may play a key role(More)
Particulate air pollution is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Although the precise mechanisms underlying this association are still unclear, the induction of systemic inflammation following particle inhalation represents a plausible mechanistic pathway. We used baseline data from the CoLaus Study including 6183 adult(More)
PURPOSE To enhance drug uptake in RPE cells, improve efficacy for choroidal neovascularization (CNV), and reduce drug toxicity, an EphA2-targeted nanocarrier loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) was developed by conjugation with a homing peptide YSA. METHODS The YSA was coupled to PEGylated lipid. Then, YSA-modified DOX stealth liposomes (YSA-SSL-DOX) were(More)
Wolbachia are endosymbiotic bacteria that are frequently found in arthropods and nematodes. These maternally inherited bacteria manipulate host reproduction by several mechanisms including cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is the most common phenotype induced by Wolbachia and results in the developmental arrest of embryos derived from crosses between(More)
In this study, the relationship between cardiovascular mortality and traffic-related air pollutants (NO(2), CO, PM(10), and six volatile organic compounds (VOCs), propane, iso-butane, propylene, benzene, meta-, para-, and ortho-xylenes) was investigated. The concentrations of NO(2), PM(10) and CO from 1993 to 2006 were measured at a fixed-site air(More)
Peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRPs) specifically bind to peptidoglycan and play an important role in the innate immune responses as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Here we identified and characterized two PGRPs (HaPGRP-B and HaPGRP-C) from the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. The comparative analysis indicated that five amino acids which(More)
BACKGROUND Wolbachia are obligate endosymbiotic bacteria that infect numerous species of arthropods and nematodes. Wolbachia can induce several reproductive phenotypes in their insect hosts including feminization, male-killing, parthenogenesis and cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is the most common phenotype and occurs when Wolbachia-infected males mate(More)
C-type lectins can act as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and play an important role in innate immunity. Two C-type lectins (HaCTL1 and HaCTL2) have been previously identified in the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera). Here we isolate six C-type lectins from H. armigera (HaCTL3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8). All six new HaCTLs encode a signal peptide (or(More)
NYGGF4 is a novel gene that is abundantly expressed in the adipose tissue of obese subjects and is involved in insulin resistance. In the present study, the mRNA expression of NYGGF4 homologous genes was examined in the 3T3-L1 cell line. The NYGGF4 mRNAs were expressed at low levels in the 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. During the conversion of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes(More)