Jie-jie Zhang

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Nuclear myosin regulates gene transcription and this novel function might be modulated through phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (p-MLC20). Nonmuscle MLC20 (nmMLC20) is also present in the nuclei of cardiomyocytes and a potential nmMLC20 binding sequence has been identified in the promoter of the xanthine oxidase (XO) gene. Thus, we(More)
Recent studies demonstrated that NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2) expression in myocardium after ischemia–reperfusion (IR) is significantly upregulated. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. This study aims to determine if nuclear cardiac myosin light chain 2 (MYL2), a well-known regulatory subunit of myosin, functions as a transcription factor to(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase (NOX)-mediated oxidative stress plays a key role in brain injury following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and myosin regulatory light chain kinase (MLCK) has been reported to be involved in NOX activation in lung endothelium. This study was performed to(More)
Recent studies show that resveratrol exerts beneficial effects on prevention of pulmonary hypertension. This study is performed to explore the effects of trimethoxystilbene, a novel resveratrol analog, on rat pulmonary vascular remodeling and right ventricular hypertrophy in hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and the underlying(More)
Non-muscle myosin regulatory light chain (nmMLC20) is reported to exert transcriptional function in regulation of gene expression, and NADPH oxidase (NOX)-derived reactive oxygen species contribute to vascular remodeling of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). This study aims to determine if nmMLC20 can promote endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) senescence(More)
NADPH oxidase (NOX)-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) is involved in endothelial dysfunction of hyperlipidemia, and non-muscle myosin regulatory light chain (nmMLC20) is reported to have a transcriptional function in regulation of gene expression. The purposes of this study are to determine whether NOX-derived ROS can promote endothelial progenitor cell(More)
Background/Aims NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase (NOX)-mediated oxidative stress plays a key role in promotion of oxidative injury in the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study is to evaluate the status of NOX in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) of hyperlipidemic patients and to assess the correlation between NOX activity(More)
Suppression of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH) activation is related to endothelial dysfunction in hyperlipidemia, and nonmuscle myosin regulatory light chain (nmMLC20) has been show to exert transcriptional function in regulation of gene expression. This study aims to explore whether the suppression of DDAH activation promotes endothelial(More)
This study aims to identify both endothelia-specific/enriched and senescence-associated miRNAs as well as their functions. The rats were fed on high-fat diet to establish a hyperlipidemic model, which showed an increase in plasma lipids and acceleration in endothelial senescence and endothelial dysfunction, accompanied by alterations in 7(More)
Myeloperoxidase (MPO)-derived product hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is able to induce cellular senescence and MPO is also expressed in endothelial cells besides the well-recognized immune cells. This study aims to clarify the association of endothelium-derived MPO with endothelial senescence in hyperlipidemia. The rats were fed with high-fat diet for 8 weeks to(More)