Peihua Zhang

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Strains of hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 4 have been detected on the Chinese mainland although there have been no previous reports of zoonotic genotype 3 HEV. In the present study, 65 swine fecal specimens were collected from five pig farms located in different Shanghai suburbs. RT-PCR and nested PCR were undertaken using partial nucleotide(More)
An increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) augments late sodium current (I(Na.L)) in cardiomyocytes. This study tests the hypothesis that both Ca(2+)-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) and protein kinase C (PKC) mediate the effect of increased [Ca(2+)](i) to increase I(Na.L). Whole cell and open cell-attached patch clamp(More)
BACKGROUND The reverse rate dependence (RRD) of actions of I(Kr)-blocking drugs to increase the action potential duration (APD) and beat-to-beat variability of repolarization (BVR) of APD is proarrhythmic. We determined whether inhibition of endogenous, physiological late Na(+) current (late I(Na)) attenuates the RRD and proarrhythmic effect of I(Kr)(More)
Whole-cell and cell-attached patch clamp techniques were applied on isolated guinea pig ventricular myocytes to study the possible regulatory mechanisms of redox agent on persistent and transient sodium current related to hypoxia. The results showed that hypoxia for 15 min increased persistent sodium current (I Na.P) and decreased transient sodium current(More)
Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) are an important cell source for tissue regeneration and have been demonstrated the potential of tenogenic differentiation in vitro. This study explored the feasibility of using ASCs for engineered tendon repair in vivo in a rabbit Achilles tendon model. Total 30 rabbits were involved in this study. A composite tendon(More)
The increases in persistent sodium currents (I Na.P) and Na+/H+ exchange (NHE) causes intracellular Ca2+ overload. The objective of this study was to determine the contribution of I Na.P and NHE on the hypoxia- or acute ischemia-induced increase in the reverse Na+/Ca2+ exchange current (HIR- or AIR-I NCX). I Na.P and I NCX in rabbit ventricular myocytes(More)
Ranolazine attenuates cardiac arrhythmic activity associated with hypoxia and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by inhibition of late sodium current (late INa). The mechanism of ranolazine's action on Na channels was investigated using whole-cell and single-channel recording from guinea pig isolated ventricular myocytes. Hypoxia increased whole-cell late INa from(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 infection may be related to non-smoking associated lung cancer. Our previous studies have found that HPV-16 oncoproteins promoted angiogenesis via enhancing hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) expression in non-small cell lung cancer(More)
Adipose tissue contains some populations, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) which can differentiate into adipogenic, chondrogenic, osteogenic, myogenic, and endothelial cells. Furthermore, adipose tissue can be easily obtained in large quantities through a simple liposuction. ADSCs are thought to be an alternate source of autologous adult stem cells for(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate the inhibitory action of capsaicin on wild-type (WT) and mutation human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) potassium channel currents (I(hERG)), and to determine whether mutations in the S6 region are significant for the inhibition of I(hERG) by capsaicin. The hERG channel (WT, Y652A and F656A) was expressed(More)