Peiwei Wang

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Oxidative stress is mechanistically implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial injury and the subsequent fibrogenic tissue remodeling. Therapies targeting oxidative stress in the process of myocardial fibrogenesis are still lacking and thus remain as an active research area in myocardial injury management. The current study evaluated the effects of a(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Panax notoginseng (Burkill) F.H. Chen (Araliaceae) has been extensively used as a therapeutic agent to treat a variety of diseases. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) consist of major therapeutically active components of Panax notoginseng. PNS inhibit the growth of a variety of tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. The aim of the(More)
Myocardial fibrosis is the endpoint pathology common to many cardiovascular disorders. We have previously shown that apocynin (APO), a naturally occurring NADPH oxidase inhibitor, significantly prevents the development of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury and fibrogenesis. The current study investigated the changes in microRNAs (miRNAs) and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) are the major chemical constituents of Panax notoginseng (Burkill) F.H. Chen (Araliaceae), a medicinal herb extensively used in China for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. PNS have been reported to contribute to the therapeutic effects of Panax notoginseng in disease(More)
AIMS Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The current study evaluated the interventional effects of a naturally occurring compound Notoginsenoside R1 (NR1) on atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- mice. METHODS AND RESULTS The atherosclerotic lesion was significantly alleviated by NR1 treatment and this attenuation was marked(More)
Metastasis remains a major cause of mortality and poor prognosis in breast cancer patients. Anti-metastatic therapies are in great need to achieve optimal clinical outcome in breast cancer patients. Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS) has previously been shown to inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mouse. Here the potential anti-metastatic effect of one of the(More)
BACKGROUND Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS) is the major class of active constituents of notoginseng, a natural product extensively used as a therapeutic agent in China. Tumor when accompanied by cardiovascular disorders poses a greater challenge for clinical management given the paradoxical involvement of angiogenesis, therefore gaining increased research(More)
OBJECTIVES MicroRNAs are potent regulators of gene expression and may serve as disease markers. This study aimed to identify the plasma microRNA signature in hypertensive patients, which may help better understand the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of hypertension and target organ impairment. METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma samples from three(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Shexiang Tongxin dropping pill (STDP) is a formulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine mainly used for clinical treatment of stable angina pectoris in China. AIM OF THE STUDY To investigate the effects and mechanisms of STDP treatment on atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS ApoE deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice were utilized(More)
Photoreceptor death leads to vision impairment in several retinal degenerative disorders. Therapies protecting photoreceptor from degeneration remain to be developed. Anti-inflammation, anti-oxidative stress, and neuroprotective effects of celastrol have been demonstrated in a variety of disease models. The current study aimed to investigate the(More)