Ke-yong Wang

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AIMS Consumption of a high-fructose diet (HFrD) can induce the development of a metabolic syndrome, manifesting as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), via a process in which oxidative stress plays a critical role. Peroxiredoxin 4 (PRDX4) is a unique and only known secretory member of the PRDX antioxidant family.(More)
Peroxiredoxin 4 (PRDX4) is one of a newly discovered family of antioxidative proteins. We generated human PRDX4 (hPRDX4) transgenic (Tg) mice, displaying a high level of hPRDX4 expression in the pancreatic islets, and then focused on the functions of PRDX4 in a type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) model using a single high dose of streptozotocin (SHDS). After(More)
OBJECTIVE Histamine and histamine receptors are found in atherosclerotic lesions, and their signaling and subsequent proatherogenic or proinflammatory gene expression are involved in atherogenesis. In the present study, we generated apolipoprotein E (apoE) and histamine synthesizing histidine decarboxylase double knockout (DKO) mice on a C57BL/6J (wild-type(More)
Histamine has been proposed to be an important regulator of energy intake and expenditure. The aim of this study was to evaluate histamine regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism and development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with a hyperlipidemic diet. Histamine regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism, adipocytokine production, and(More)
Whether fatty streaks are directly followed by fibrous plaque formation in atherosclerosis remains controversial. Disruption of the basement membrane and elastic layers is thought to be essential for this process. Matrix metalloproteinase 12 (MMP-12) can degrade a broad spectrum of substrates, but the role of MMP-12 in the early stage of atherosclerosis is(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM We previously identified an anti-inflammatory compound, zonarol, a hydroquinone isolated from the brown algae Dictyopteris undulata as a marine natural product. To ascertain the in vivo functions of zonarol, we examined the pharmacological effects of zonarol administration on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced inflammation in a mouse(More)
BACKGROUND The most significant cause of gastric cancer (GC) death is metastasis, although the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1) is associated with tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in various cancers. In this study we investigated the relationship between YB-1 expression and the clinicopathologic features and(More)
Expression of MMP-7 in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma lines (TE-9 and -10) was investigated. Under normal culture conditions, immunocytochemical staining and enzymography demonstrated the production of MMP-7 in their cytoplasm and its gelatinolytic activity in the medium of TE-9 and -10 cell cultures. When EGF was added to the cultures, Western(More)
In this article, we describe unilateral gynecomastia and pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) in a case of type-1 neurofibromatosis (NF-1). It is important to distinguish PASH from fibroadenoma clinically, and from true blood capillaries and angiosarcoma histologically. In the present case, giant multinucleated cells lined the pseudovascular spaces,(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is produced in almost all tissues and organs, exerting a variety of biological actions under physiological and pathological conditions. NO is synthesized by three different isoforms of NO synthase (NOS), including neuronal, inducible, and endothelial NOSs. Because there are substantial compensatory interactions among the NOS isoforms, the(More)