Liu-yi Zhang

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NRF2 is a transcription factor important in the protection against carcinogenesis and oxidative stress through antioxidant response element (ARE)-mediated transcriptional activation of several phase 2 detoxifying and antioxidant enzymes. This study was designed to determine the role of NRF2 in the pathogenesis of hyperoxic lung injury by comparing pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Animal models that mimic the pulmonary features observed in human asthma are important tools to study the mechanism(s) of allergen-induced asthma. Cockroach and dust mite allergens are two common allergens found in the 'inner city' environment. In this study, we examined the interaction between recombinant cockroach (r Bla g 2) and dust mite (r(More)
Exposures to the common air pollutant ozone (O3) cause decrements in pulmonary function and induce airway inflammation that is characterized by infiltration of polymorphonuclear neu-trophils (PMNs; refs 1–4). Because of the impact that O3 may have on public health, it is critical to identify susceptibility factors. Highly reproducible, significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the protective effect of ischemic preconditioning (I-pre) and ischemic postconditioning (I-post) against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat's liver. METHODS Using rat model of hepatic segmental I/R injury, rats were divided into 5 groups: Group A (sham group), Group B (I/R injury), Group C (I-pre group), Group D (I-post group) and(More)
In the present work, a method was developed for determining lead, zinc, copper, cadmium, znd chromium in PM2. 5 by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analysis with microwave digestion and glass fibre filter collection of samples. The microwave digestion systems were investigated and the experimental conditions were optimized.(More)
In order to investigate the characteristics of atmospheric trace metals deposition in the hinterland of the Three Gorges Reservoir, the wet and dry deposition samples were collected at an urban area sampling site in Wanzhou during January to June 2014. Besides, the samples were collected at five other sampling sites in April 2014 for comparative analysis,(More)
A strong role for reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been proposed in the pathogenesis of a number of lung diseases. Hyperoxia (> 95% oxygen) generates ROS and extensive lung damage, and has been used as a model of oxidant injury. However, the precise mechanisms of hyperoxia-induced toxicity have not been completely clarified. This study was designed to(More)
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