Jianhua Bi

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Long-term glucocorticoid (GC) treatment induces central fat accumulation and metabolic dysfunction. We demonstrate that microRNA-27b (miR-27b) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of GC-induced central fat accumulation. Overexpression of miR-27b had the same effects as dexamethasone (DEX) treatment on the inhibition of brown adipose differentiation and(More)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) increases energy expenditure and is an attractive therapeutic target for obesity. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1), an amplifier of local glucocorticoid activity, has been shown to modulate white adipose tissue (WAT) metabolism and function. In this study, we investigated the roles of 11β-HSD1 in regulating BAT(More)
Pharmacologic glucocorticoids (GCs) inhibit osteoblast function and induce osteoporosis. 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) may play a role in osteoporosis as it regulates GC action at a pre-receptor level by converting inactive GC to its active form. Further, 11β-HSD1 was found increasingly expressed in bone with age. In spite of these(More)
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