Ling-Yan Wang

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OBJECTIVE To detect the serum Chemerin levels in patients with obesity and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and explore the relationship of serum Chemerin to body fat parameters, glucose and lipid metabolism, and insulin resistance index (IR). METHODS 76 newly diagnosed T2DM patients and 76 subjects with normal glucose regulation (NGR),(More)
We report the identification and characterization of the ste (Streptomyces eps) gene cluster of Streptomyces sp. 139 required for exopolysaccharide (EPS) biosynthesis. This report is the first genetic work on polysaccharide production in Streptomyces. To investigate the gene cluster involved in exopolysaccharide 139A biosynthesis, degenerate primers were(More)
Streptomyces sp. 139 produces a novel exopolysaccharide (EPS) designated Ebosin which has antagonistic activity for IL-1R in vitro and remarkable anti-rheumatic arthritis activity in vivo. We previously identified a ste (Streptomyces eps) gene cluster consisting of 27 ORFs responsible for Ebosin biosynthesis. The gene product of ste15 shows high homology to(More)
Streptomyces sp. 139 was identified to produce a new exopolysaccharide Ebosin (139A) with antirheumatic arthritis activity in vivo. The Ebosin biosynthesis gene cluster(31.3 kb; GenBank Accession Number: AY131229) containing 22 ORFs (ste1-ste22) of Streptomyces sp. 139 had been reported previously. In this paper,we present experimental evidence for the(More)
Atypical chemokine receptors (ACRs) have been discovered to participate in the regulation of tumour behaviour. Here we report a tumour-suppressive role of a novel ACR member, CC chemokine receptor like 1 (CCRL1), in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Both mRNA and protein expressions of CCRL1 correlated with the malignant phenotype of HCC cells and were(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of midazolam in inhibiting the proliferation of hypopharyngeal squamous carcinoma cells. Cultured FaDu cancer cells were treated with different concentrations of midazolam. MTT and BrdU incorporation assays were then used to evaluate cancer cell proliferation. The mRNA and protein levels of p300,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the RBP4 mRNA expression between subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue in obese and type 2 diabetic patients and to investigate the factors that influence RBP4 mRNA expression in Human visceral adipose tissue. METHODS 9 individuals with normal weight normal glucose regulation subjects, 9 obesity subjects and 9 type 2 diabetes(More)
The first order derivative synchronous fluoremetry was proposed for simultaneous determination of sunset yellow and ponceau 4R The effect of different experimental conditions, such as different pH for character of fluorescence spectra and the choosing of the optimal wavelength difference were studied. It was showed that the zero-crossing points were at 313.(More)
Perimenopause is an important period in women's lives, in which they experience a series of physiological changes. Current animal models of perimenopause fail to adequately replicate this particular stage in female life, while current in vitro models are too simplistic and cannot account for systemic effects. Neither the naturally-ageing animal model, nor(More)
Recently in our laboratory, Streptomyces sp. 139 has been identified to produce a new exopolysaccharide designated EPS 139A that shows anti-rheumatic arthritis activity. The strategy of studying EPS 139A biosynthesis is to clone the key gene in the EPS biosynthesis pathway, i.e. the priming glycosyltransferase gene catalyzing the first step of nucleotide(More)