Meirong Huang

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Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder and is caused by a deficiency in acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA). A broad range of studies have been performed on Pompe patients from different countries. However, the clinical course and molecular basis of the disease in Mainland China have not been well defined. In the present study, we examined a total of 18(More)
Angiotensin1-7 (Ang1-7) is a biologically active member of the renin-angiotensin system, which has been reported to exhibit protective effect in myocardial ischemia reperfusion-induced injury. However, the molecular basis of this effect is not well understood. It has been proposed that oxidative stress-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis is a major consequence(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory infections in infants. Cardiac arrhythmias are an uncommon complication in infants with RSV bronchiolitis. Presumably, the arrhythmias may be secondary to RSV pericarditis, myocarditis, or some other infection of the heart. We report on a patient with RSV bronchiolitis who had clinical(More)
Danon disease is an X-linked disorder with the clinical triad of cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, and mental retardation. Early diagnosis of this disease remains a challenge, especially in the pediatric population. In this study, we developed a targeted panel-based next generation sequencing pipeline to identify mutations by sequencing of selected(More)
Carnitine is essential for the transfer of long-chain fatty acids from the cytosol into mitochondria for subsequent β-oxidation. A lack of carnitine results in impaired energy production from long-chain fatty acids, especially during periods of fasting or stress. Primary carnitine deficiency (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of mitochondrial(More)
To investigate the relationship between the risk factors associated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) non-response and the incidence of coronary artery lesions (CAL) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). A retrospective study was performed on clinical records of 1953 KD patients who were admitted to hospitals in Shanghai, China, between 1998 and(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of carvedilol for pediatric patients with chronic heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy. Seven pediatric medical centers participated in this prospective study. Pediatric patients (n = 89) were randomly divided into an experimental group (carvedilol treatment) and a control group(More)
BACKGROUND Open cardiac surgery has traditionally been the gold standard for repair of ventricular septal defect (VSD). The inherent risks and complications associated with open surgery and the incidence of postoperative residual VSD are significant disadvantages of the open surgical approach. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the methodology and efficacy of(More)
The Chinese commonly believe that tea helps maintain clear vision. This viewpoint has been recorded in Chinese medical books also. The key bioactive compounds in green tea leaves, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), L-theanine (theanine) and caffeine, were investigated for their abilities to attenuate the injury of retinal ganglion cells (RGC-5) induced by(More)
Objective To discuss the anatomical morphologies of the coronary arteries and frequencies of unusual coronary arteries in complete transposition of the great arteries and double outlet right ventricle (DORV) associated with a subpulmonic ventricular septal defect (VSD). Methods Between March 1999 and August 2012, 1,078 patients with complete transposition(More)