Jun-hua Peng

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Taq IB polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene has been reported to be associated with serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and longevity in several populations, but controversial results also arose probably due to racial/ethnic diversity. Bama is a remote and mountainous county located in the northwest of(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the mechanism is elusive. Here, we found that high plasma homocysteine induced by vena caudalis injection for 2 weeks could induce AD-like tau hyperphosphorylation at multiple sites in rat brain hippocampus. Homocysteine inhibited the activity of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) with a(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia and beta-amyloid (Abeta) overproduction are critical etiological and pathological factors in Alzheimer disease, respectively; however, the intrinsic link between them is still missing. Here, we found that Abeta levels increased and amyloid precursor protein (APP) levels simultaneously decreased in hyperhomocysteinemic rats after a(More)
The Han Chinese is the largest single ethnic group in the world, consisting of ten Chinese branches. With the exception of the Pinghua branch, the genetic structure of this group has been studied extensively, and Y chromosome and mitochondrial (mt)DNA data have demonstrated a coherent genetic structure of all Han Chinese. It is therefore believed that the(More)
BACKGROUND Endogenous estrogens play an important role in the development of breast cancer. Octylphenol (OP) and genistein (GEN) are estrogen-like chemicals. Prepubertal estradiol and genistein exposure can up-regulate BRCA1 mRNA in mammary gland and reduce futuer breast cancer risk. In the present study, the effects of prepubertal exposure to high-dose OP(More)
Tau hyperphosphorylation and memory deficit are characteristic alterations of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) plays a crucial role in these AD-like changes. We have reported that activation of GSK-3 through ventricular injection of wortmannin and GF-109203X (WT/GFX, 100 microM each) induces tau hyperphosphorylation and(More)
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women worldwide and pharmaceutical agents have therapeutic and preventive effects in breast cancer. The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2/neu is one of the most important oncogenes in human breast cancer. Prepubertal exposure to endogenous estradiol and a phytoestrogen, genistein (Gen), has been shown to(More)
The -493G/T polymorphism in the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) gene is associated with lower serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglyceride (TG) levels and longevity in several populations, but the results are inconsistent in different racial/ethnic groups. The current study was to investigate the plausible association of(More)
Variants in the Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene may result in a lowered catalytic activity and associate with subsequent elevated serum homocysteine (Hcy) concentration, abnormal DNA synthesis and methylation, cardiovascular risk, and unhealthy aging. Several investigations on the relationship of MTHFR C677T polymorphism with serum lipid(More)
It is accepted that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are recruited into tumor sites and take part in the neovascularization of tumors. However, few articles have discussed the specific distribution of EPCs in vivo in tissues of gastric cancer patients. For this reason, the present study sought to elucidate EPC distribution in vivo in tissues of patients(More)