Jialin Zhang

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BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic surgery has been available for a long time and laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been performed universally, it is still not clear whether open appendectomy (OA) or laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is the most appropriate surgical approach to acute appendicitis. The purpose of this work is to compare the therapeutic effects and(More)
Tanshinone IIA is a fat-soluble pharmacologically active ingredient of Danshen, a well-known traditional Chinese medicine used for cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease. Tanshinone IIA has been confirmed to suppress miR-1 and reduce the arrhythmogenesis after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the modulation mechanism is not clear.(More)
Predicting protein–chemical interaction has been an important and challenging task in the bioinformatics community, and there are many related applications in biomedical research, including QSAR modelling and novel lead discovery. A fundamental hypothesis for predicting protein–chemical interaction is that chemical compounds sharing chemical similarity(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To evaluate the evidence comparing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and surgical resection (RES) on the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using meta-analytical techniques. METHODS Literature search was undertaken until March 2011 to identify comparative studies evaluating survival rates, recurrence rates, and complications.(More)
Huaier aqueous extract, the main active constituent of Huaier proteoglycan, has antihepatocarcinoma activity in experimental and clinical settings. However, the potential and associated antihepatoma mechanisms of Huaier extract are not yet fully understood. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to elucidate the inhibitory proliferation effect of Huaier extract(More)
Fibroblasts are an integral component of stroma and important source of growth factors and extracellular matrix (ECM). They play a prominent role in maintaining tissue homeostasis and in wound healing and tumor growth. Notch signaling regulates biological function in a variety of cells. To elucidate the physiological function of Notch signaling in(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are highly specialized antigen-presenting cells with a unique ability to activate resting T lymphocytes and initiate primary immune responses. Angiotensin II (AII) is involved in key events of the inflammatory response. Because our previous work implicated an effect of AII on differentiation and function of murine and human DC, we(More)
UNLABELLED Thymus cell antigen-1 (Thy-1)-expressing cells proliferate in the liver during oval cell (OC)-mediated liver regeneration. We characterized these cells in normal liver, in carbon tetrachloride-injured liver, and in several models of OC activation. The gene expression analyses were performed using reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(More)
Glucocorticoid excess induces apoptosis of islet cells, which may result in diabetes. In this study, we investigated the protective effect of ghrelin on dexamethasone-induced INS-1 cell apoptosis. Our data showed that ghrelin (0.1 μM) inhibited dexamethasone-induced (0.1 μM) apoptosis of INS-1 cells and facilitated cell proliferation. Moreover, ghrelin(More)
INTRODUCTION At present whether to use T-tube or not during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in biliary tract reconstruction still remains controversial. Most transplant centers choose not to use T-tube because the T-tube can increase the incidence of cholangitis, but some centers still use T-tube because the T-tube can decrease the incidence of(More)