Mingtao Zhang

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Interleukin (IL)-6 stimulates lipolysis in human and rodents adipocytes. However, the mechanism regulating this process is little known. In this study, we demonstrated that IL-6 increased lipolysis in differentiated porcine adipocytes by activation of extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK), which was inhibited by specific ERK inhibitor PD98059. IL-6(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship of blood uric acid (UA) with hypertension and cardiovascular risk is under debate thus salt intake is hypothesized to contribute to such associations. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, stratified cluster random sampling elicited a sample of 1805 Kazakhs with 92.4% compliance. Hypertension and moderate-or-high total(More)
To explore the effect of chronic high dose of insulin on lipolysis in porcine adipocytes and the underlying molecular regulation mechanisms, we cultured primary porcine adipocytes and incubated them with different concentrations of insulin (0, 200, 400, 800, 1600 nmol/L) for 24-96 h in the absence or presence of specific protein kinase A (PKA) inhibitor or(More)
Hypertension is a leading cause of death worldwide; data on hypertension among ethnic minorities in China are sparse. This study aimed to estimate hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in a Kazakh population, and to assess the association between salt intake and the above measures. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Kazakh(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the synergistic effects of gene polymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on essential hypertension (EH) in Kazakhs in Xinjiang. METHODS A cross-sectional case-control association study was conducted in 52 1 hypertensive and 623 normotensive subjects of Kazakh ethnicity on eight common single nucleotide(More)
This study investigated the immobilization potential of alkali-activated slag (AAS) pastes for Cr(VI) by examining compressive strength, toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and generalized acid neutralization capacity tests. Alkaline digestion, total acid digestion, XRD, FTIR and SEM-EDS were carried out to clarify the immobilization(More)
This work aims to illustrate the impact of high concentrations of Cr(VI) (based on Na2CrO4) on the hydration assembly and microstructural development of hydrated Portland cement, and the results also present the role of calcium sulfate on the immobilization of Cr(VI) in Portland cement. The results showed that the immobilization of Cr(VI) in hydrated(More)