Qing-Xian Ren

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Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α) is a subunit of HIF-l and thought to be able to protect hypoxic cells from apoptosis or necrosis under ischemic and anoxic conditions. This study aimed to investigated whether recombinant adenovirus vector over-expressing HIF-lα could affect apoptosis-related proteins (Bcl-2 and Bax) and vascular endothelial growth(More)
To determine the dopamine (DA) content in the striatum and the expression changes of the apoptosis-associated proteins Bad and Bcl-2 in the substantia nigra compacta (SNc) in elderly rats with abnormal behavior. Fifty three Sprague–Dawley rats were divided into three groups: adult, age-motorplus (normal behavior) and aged-motorminus (abnormal behavior)(More)
The mechanism underlying abnormally high transcription of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) gene in glioma cells is not clear. In this study, to assess histone H3K9 acetylation levels in promoters I and II of the gdnf gene in normal human brain tissue, low- and high-grade glioma tissues, normal rat astrocytes, and rat C6 glioblastoma(More)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), which belongs to transforming growth factor β superfamily, plays important roles in glioma pathogenesis. Gdnf mRNA is aberrantly increased in glioma cells, but the underlying transcription mechanism is unclear. Here, we found that although the base sequence in the promoter region of the gdnf gene was(More)
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