Peter Xiaopei Cheng

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Steatosis, i.e., the accumulation of fat in hepatocytes, plays an important role in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It has been shown that STAT3 activation is involved in a decrease of lipid accumulation while C∕EBP is correlated with an increase of fat content and steatosis. It is known that STAT3 and C∕EBP are activated by(More)
The RON tyrosine kinase receptor is under investigation as a novel target in pancreatic cancer. While RON mutations are uncommon, RON isoforms are produced in cancer cells via a variety of mechanisms. In this study we sought to: 1) characterize RON isoform expression in pancreatic cancer, 2) investigate mechanisms that regulate isoform expression, and 3)(More)
The effects of serum of patients with Kawasaki disease on the platelet derived growth factor-B (PDGF-B) chain protein expression in monocytes were studied by immunocytochemical method and the effects of the serum on the endothelial cellular (EC) apoptosis were observed by flow cytometric technique. It was found that the serum of patients with Kawasaki(More)
Because of the fluid-filled lungs in the fetus, the ultrasound beam can penetrate to the root of the pulmonary artery perpendicularly. Using M-mode echocardiography, the following dimensions were measured: the pulmonary and aortic valve excursion in 19 fetuses, and the pulmonary and aortic root internal diameter in 70 fetuses, between 18 and 42 weeks,(More)
The effect of serum of patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) on expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) B chain protein in vascular endothelial cells (VEC) was studied by immunocytochemical method. Meanwhile, the effects of the endothelial cell conditioned media (ECM) on expression of PDGF receptor mRNA in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and(More)
HSP60, HSP70 in plasma of 11 cases of Kawasaki diseases (KD) and 23 healthy children were determined. The two groups were controlled for age. Determination of HSP60, HSP70 was conducted in lymphocytes of 14 cases of KD and 26 healthy children. The results were compared with those of 12 patients with febrile diseases and 10 patients with tuberculosis. Our(More)
With the rapid development of mobile communication technology and the growing popularity of smartphones worldwide, mobile health has become an extension of e-Health and Tele-Health, and is of value in the research and practice of public health. In this paper, we systematically assessed research literature of mobile health' s application on disease(More)
The isolated cardiac myocytes of rats were immediately infected by cosackievirus B3 (CVB3) to investigate the effects of such procedure on the cell cycle, apoptosis and intracellular ionized calcium (Ca2+ i) of cardiac myocytes. Newborn Balb/c murine cardiac myocytes were cultivated, then infected by CVB3. Intracellular Ca2+ i was measured by flow(More)
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