Qing-Wu Yang

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Inflammatory reaction plays an important role in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury, however, its mechanism is still unclear. Our study aims to explore the function of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the process of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. We made middle cerebral artery ischemia-reperfusion model in mice with line embolism method. Compared with(More)
HMGB1 is a ubiquitous, highly conserved DNA-binding protein with well-established functions in the maintenance of nuclear homeostasis. Much of the recent work about its signaling functions in the brain has focused on its proinflammatory properties and relationship to known inflammatory receptors such as toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). HMGB1 is massively(More)
In the present study, we observed the expression of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and its downstream signal pathway in peripheral blood monocytes (PBMs) from patients with acute cerebral infarct (ACI). The expression of TLR4 and MyD88 by PBMs was determined by flow cytometry and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, and nuclear factor-kappaB(More)
It remains controversial regarding the association between Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene polymorphism and the risk of vascular dementia (VaD). The present meta-analysis was performed to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. The meta-analysis was performed by searching PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases. A total of 29 studies included(More)
Carotid artery atherosclerosis may cause increased intima-media thickness (IMT), plaque formation, and vessel stenosis or occlusion. However, the association between carotid artery atherosclerosis and cognitive impairment remains uncertain. This study explored the effects of IMT and carotid artery stenosis on cognitive function in an elderly Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accumulating evidence indicates that inflammatory responses cause secondary injury after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We recently demonstrated the involvement of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in these processes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the protective effect and mechanism of TAK-242 (Ethyl(More)
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory injury plays a critical role in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced secondary brain injury. However, the upstream events that initiate inflammatory responses following ICH remain elusive. Our previous studies suggested that Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) may be the upstream signal that triggers inflammatory injury in ICH. In addition,(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Currently, there is no effective medical treatment available to improve functional outcomes in patients with ICH due to its unknown mechanisms of damage. Increasing evidence has shown that the metabolic products of erythrocytes are the key contributor of(More)
Blood in the vessels bleeds into the brain parenchyma resulting in the intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) [1]. The direct mass effect of the rapidly formed hematoma causes the brain damage, which leads to neurologic deficit. Thus, clearing the hematoma may be beneficial to the patient with ICH. However, the Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (STICH)(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. The endogenous ligands released from ischemic neurons activate the TLR signaling pathway, resulting in the production of a large number of inflammatory cytokines, thereby causing secondary inflammation damage following cerebral(More)