Jing-xia Sun

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8), and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in women with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) differ from those in women without PROM. METHODS An observational study of full-term primiparous pregnant women with PROM (PROM group) and those undergoing elective cesarean(More)
BACKGROUND The endothelial cell dysfunction observed in preeclampsia (PE) may be induced by CD40/CD40L signaling. This study investigated the role of CD40/CD40L in the pathogenesis of PE by comparing the effect of maternal serum obtained from healthy pregnant women and PE patients on HUVEC cell growth, apoptosis and CD40/CD40L expression. METHODS Maternal(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is known to be highly expressed in breast cancer tissues. Thiazolidinediones (TZD), the specific ligands for PPARgamma, can inhibit cell proliferation and induce apoptosis. This study was to investigate the possibility of using troglitazone, one of TZD, as the sensitizer of(More)
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