Mei-xiang Xiang

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AIM Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a promising candidate for cardiac replacement therapies. However, the majority of transplanted MSC are readily lost after transplantation because of poor blood supply, ischemia-reperfusion, and inflammatory factors. We aimed to study the effects of hypoxia preconditioning (HPC) on hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced apoptosis(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between lipids ratio and the degree of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS According to the Gensini score of inpatients in the Cardiology Department of the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University College of Medicine, Hangzhou, China, from January 2008 to June 2010, a total of 207(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) requires extensive aortic wall matrix degradation. Human AAA lesions express high levels of cathepsin L (CatL), one of the most potent mammalian elastases. Whether this protease participates directly in AAA pathogenesis, however, is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We generated experimental AAA(More)
BACKGROUND Coprescribing of clopidogrel and other drugs is common. Available reviews have addressed the drug-drug interactions (DDIs) when clopidogrel is as an object drug, or focused on combination use of clopidogrel and a special class of drugs. Clinicians may still be ignorant of those DDIs when clopidogrel is a precipitant drug, the factors determining(More)
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation is a promising therapy for ischemic heart diseases. However, poor cell survival after transplantation greatly limits the therapeutic efficacy of MSCs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effect of angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) preconditioning on MSC survival and subsequent heart function(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to test whether intravenously infused embryonic stem cell-derived cells could translocate to injured myocardium after myocardial infarction and improve cardiac function. METHODS Cultured embryonic stem cell-derived cells were transfected with green fluorescent protein. Embryonic stem cell-derived cells were(More)
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) activates mast cells (MCs). It remains unknown whether IgE also activates other inflammatory cells, and contributes to the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). This study demonstrates that CD4+ T cells express IgE receptor FcεR1, at much higher levels than do CD8+ T cells. IgE induces CD4+ T-cell production of IL6 and(More)
Tryptase and chymase are unique mast cell proteases that are essential in atherogenesis. This study establishes a link between serum tryptase and chymase levels and human coronary heart diseases (CHD) in a cohort of 270 subjects. Serum tryptase levels were significantly higher in patients with substantial CHD than in those without substantial CHD(More)
AIM The angiopoietin-1 (Ang1)/Tie-2 signaling system not only plays a pivotal role in vessel growth, remodeling, and maturation, but also reduces apoptosis of endothelial cells, neurons, and cardiomyocytes. However, relatively little is known as to whether Ang1 has a protective effect on mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). The aim of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Reperfusion therapy is widely utilized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), so ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) of the heart is frequently encountered in clinical practice. The curative effects of reperfusion therapy for AMI are favourable in most cases, but reperfusion can also cause harmful effect to cardiomyocytes. Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA)(More)