JunFeng Han

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We previously found that cathepsin K (CTSK) played an important role in adipocyte differentiation. However, the underlying molecular mechanism is not clear. Through the time window study, it was observed that CTSK activities were required mainly in the early phases of adipogenic process. At the same time, the expression of type I collagen disappeared.(More)
A 57-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes was admitted to our hospital presenting with generalized bone pains, hypercalcemia, and elevated parathyroid hormone level. Enhanced CT scan demonstrated a large soft tissue mass in the right anterior mediastinum. Tc-MIBI scintigraphy revealed the focal accumulation of radiotracer uptake in the anterior mediastinum.(More)
BACKGROUND Some nondiabetic trauma patients with hyperglycemia have been found to have occult diabetes mellitus (ODM). We studied whether glycated albumin (GA) was an effective tool for detecting ODM in orthopedic trauma patients with elevated glucose levels. METHODS A cross-sectional, sequential case series study of adult patients presenting to the(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone that regulates glucose homeostasis. Because of their direct stimulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic β cells, GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists are now important therapeutic options for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. To better understand the mechanisms that control the insulinotropic actions(More)
SIRT1 has been demonstrated in nutrient-sensing and insulin-signaling pathways in in vivo and in vitro experiments, but there is minimal information concerning the association between gene polymorphisms of SIRT1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a Chinese Han population. Using case-control design, we recruited 310 unrelated T2DM patients from(More)
Obesity is associated with increased risk of developing numerous adverse health conditions. Cathepsin k (CTSK) is highly expressed in adipose tissues of obese patients and animal models. Although CTSK has been demonstrated to promote adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells, the effects of CTSK selective inhibitor (CKSI) on weight gain and insulin(More)
This purpose was to discuss optimal reference value for normal glucose tolerance (NGT) at different time points during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. One thousand seven hundred and forty-six subjects from March 2004 to March 2005 were given 75 g OGTT and the blood samples were collected at 0, 30,(More)
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is currently the most effective treatment for substantial and sustained weight loss in morbidly obese individuals. We aim to determine the prevalence in Chinese obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and the efficacy of surgical treatment of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components with a(More)
Glucagon regulates glucose homeostasis by controlling glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis in the liver. Exaggerated and dysregulated glucagon secretion can exacerbate hyperglycemia contributing to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Thus, it is important to understand how glucagon receptor (GCGR) activity and signaling is controlled in hepatocytes. To better understand(More)