Liehua Deng

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of serum sTREM-1 with myocardial dysfunction in patients with severe sepsis. METHODS A total of 85 patients with severe sepsis were divided into severe sepsis group (n = 40) and septic shock group (n = 45). Serum levels of sTREM-1, NT-proBNP, APACHE II score, SOFA score, cardiac index, cardiac function index,(More)
BACKGROUND Elastin (ELN) is mainly located in the internal elastic lamina of large arteries. Degradation of ELN is expected to induce large vessel stiffness, which could lead to elderly systolic hypertension. Recent studies have shown that polymorphism of ELN is associated with stiffness of elastic arteries and elevated blood pressure; however, there are no(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between TREM-1 and LPS-induced left ventricular systolic dysfunction in BALB/c mice. METHODS Male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into 3 groups: LPS, LPS/TREM-1, and control groups which were injected intraperitoneally with 25 mg/kg LPS, 5 μg TREM-1mAb 1 h after LPS challenge, and sterilized normal saline,(More)
Kidney injury molecule-1 (Kim-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) have been investigated as biomarkers for acute kidney injury (AKI). However, they are seldom investigated in patients with septic AKI treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic effectiveness(More)
Ultraviolet radiation is the major environmental harmful factor that has emotional impact on human skin. The aim of the present study was to determine the mechanism of protection of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside against ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced damage to human HaCaT keratinocytes. Our results show that cyanidin-3-O-glucoside decreased the levels of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation can induce photoaging and skin cancer, but means to prevent or treat UVA-induced skin damage require further study. We investigated the effects of cyanidin-3-o-glucoside (C3G), a monomer of anthocyanin, on UVA-induced damage in primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), and we identify possible mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment has been shown to be effective for the management of ulcerated areas of hemangiomas. However, targeting deeper dermal lesions requires a laser system that penetrates more deeply than a PDL. Thus, we applied a dual-wavelength 595- and 1064-nm laser system to the treatment of ulcerated hemangiomas. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Large artery stiffness and endothelial dysfunction are the predominant characteristic of isolated systolic hypertension. Recently studies have revealed MMP1, 3, 9 and TIMP3 Genes polymorphism were associated with arterial stiffness, but the relationship with isolated systolic hypertension were not further studied. This study was to(More)
The epidermis serves as a critical protective barrier between the internal and external environment of the human body. Its remarkable barrier function is established through the keratinocyte (KC) terminal differentiation program. The transcription factors specifically regulating terminal differentiation remain largely unknown. Using a RNA-sequencing(More)