Mingxia Wu

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Background. Our study aimed to observe the effect of sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin on diabetic atherosclerosis and investigate the subsequent mechanism. Methods. Aortic atherosclerosis was induced in streptozotocin induced diabetic ApoE-/- mice by feeding with high-fat diet, and dapagliflozin was administrated(More)
A novel CBr4-mediated dehydrogenative Povarov/aromatization tandem reaction of glycine derivatives with alkenes, leading to complex quinoline derivatives, and a CBr4-mediated dehydrogenative C-H functionalization of N-aryl tetrahydroisoquinolines with nucleophiles to form C-C and C-P bonds are reported. The reactions were performed under very simple and(More)
Emerging evidence indicates epigenetic modification represses estrogen receptor α (ERα) and contributes to the resistance to tamoxifen in aggressive ERα-negative (ERα-) breast cancer. Z-ligustilide is a major compound in Radix Angelica sinensis, an herb from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) most frequently prescribed for breast cancer. However, the role(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2), a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, plays a key role in the induction of the differentiation of mesenchymal cells into chondrocytes to form cartilage tissue. However, it is not clear whether BMP2 regulates the proliferation of chondrocytes. In the present study, the effect of BMP2 on the(More)
The unprecedented title reaction between glycine derivatives and indoles, as well as the auto-oxidative Povarov/aromatization tandem reaction of glycine derivatives with olefins are described. The reactions were performed in the absence of redox-active catalysts and chemical oxidants under mild reaction conditions. Only simple organic solvents and air (or(More)
The effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on myelogenic osteoclastogenesis and IL-6 mRNA expression is investigated. The result turns to be that the number of myelogenic osteoclasts in the model group is obviously bigger than in the sham operation group (P<0.01), and that in the acupuncture group is markedly smaller than in the model group (P<0.01). The(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effect of low-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) on the differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into chondrocytes and the molecular mechanism involved. We isolated BMSCs from Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat bone marrow. Third-generation SD rat BMSCs (P3 BMSCs) were harvested and characterized by flow cytometry(More)
Millimeter waves, high-frequency electromagnetic waves, can effectively alleviate the clinical symptoms in osteoarthritis patients, as a non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive physical therapy regimen. However, the molecular mechanisms of the therapeutic effects of millimeter wave treatment are not well understood. In the present study, the effect of(More)
Abnormal activation of the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in chondrocytes initiates the transcription of inflammatory mediators, promotes their generation and release, and amplifies initial inflammatory signals. This results in the release of chondral matrix-degrading enzymes and accelerates the degeneration of articular cartilage. As a non-pharmaceutical and(More)
Duhuo Jisheng Decoction (DHJSD), a well known traditional Chinese folk medicine, is used for eliminating stagnation, removing blood stasis, promoting blood circulation and alleviating pain; it is commonly used for the treatment of various diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). However, the molecular mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of OA remain(More)