Ming-yue Li

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Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by a loss of lung epithelial cells, replaced by interstitial myofibroblasts to deposit extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Previous studies demonstrated that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) improved lung fibrosis in murine models, whereas molecular mechanisms whereby HGF improved lung fibrosis have yet to be fully(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) is the most common opportunistic infection of the central nervous system (CNS). Despite this observation, there have only been a few studies analyzing clinical characteristics as well as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), electroencephalograph (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in CM patients of all(More)
Anti-cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) treatment is effective for the treatment of primary tumors, but not sufficient for the treatment of metastatic tumors, likely owing to the effects of the tumor microenvironment. In this study, we aimed to determine the therapeutic effects of combined treatment with a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor(More)
Smoking carcinogen N-nitrosamines such as 4-methylnitrosamino-l-3-pyridyl-butanone (NNK) require metabolic activation to exert their genotoxicity. The first activation step is mainly catalyzed by cytochrome P450 (CYP) family. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) plays a role in lung pathology. The association between them is unknown. In this study, we explored the(More)
Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) may present as an acute, subacute, or chronic infection. It manifests as a chronic process in over 75 % of cases, but, sometimes, it presents with a more acute onset, mostly in HIV-associated patients. Until now, there has been no study performed on the clinical features of HIV-negative CM patients with acute/subacute(More)
Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality in females and is recognized as a molecularly heterogeneous disease. Previous studies have suggested that alternative messenger RNA (mRNA) processing, particularly alternative polyadenylation [poly(A)] (APA), can be a powerful molecular biomarker with prognostic potential. Therefore, in the(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients experience nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatment. Evidence demonstrates that electroacupuncture is beneficial for controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). However, the acupoint or matching acupoint with the best efficacy for controlling CINV still remains unidentified. METHODS/DESIGN This study(More)
Meridian, collateral and acupoints is the basic course of acupuncture and moxibustion and even is the core for training excellent acupuncture physician. Associated with the characters of international students, the writers had the preliminary exploration and practice on teaching this course. For the acupoint names, the international codes of acupoints and(More)
BACKGROUND Although male predominance was documented in previous studies on cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM), there has been no statistical study about female CM patients despite recently noticeable increase in female prevalence. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the independent gender-specific contributing risk factors for onset of CM and(More)
Acupoints, the local initial site of signals of acupuncture or moxibustion stimulation, play an important role in producing clinical therapeutic effects. The whole process of acupuncture stimulation induced improvement of the related visceral dysfunction or regional disorders includes 3 key links: 1) initiation of acupuncture/moxibustion signals from the(More)
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