Qing-feng Pang

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Hydrogen sul fi de (H2S) is an endogenous gaseous mediator, produced by cystanthionine-gamma-lysase (CSE) in the cardiovascular system. Hydrogen sulfide given before ischemia can decrease myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury. The present study investigated: (1) if hydrogen sulfide given at early reperfusion could decrease myocardial ischemia and(More)
β-Mannanases (EC 3.2.1.78) can catalyze the cleavage of internal β-1,4-d-mannosidic linkages of mannan backbones, and they have found applications in food, feed, pulp and paper, oil, pharmaceutical and textile industries. Suitable amino acid substitution can promote access to the substrate-binding groove and maintain the substrate therein, which probably(More)
Caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE) is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and it can eliminate the free radicals. This study aimed to investigate the radioprotective effects of CAPE on X-ray irradiation induced intestinal injury in rats. Rats were intragastrically administered with 10 μmol/kg/d CAPE for 7 consecutive days before exposing them to a single dose of(More)
A cDNA gene (AufaeA), which encodes a mature polypeptide of the type-A feruloyl esterase from Aspergillus usamii E001 (abbreviated to AuFaeA), was cloned and heterologously expressed in Pichia pastoris GS115. One transformant, labeled as P. pastoris GSFaeA4-8, expressing the highest recombinant AuFaeA (reAuFaeA) activity of 10.76 U/ml was selected by the(More)
Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by allergen-induced airway inflammation and orchestrated by Th2 cells. Interleukin-12, a Th1-promoting cytokine, is capable of inhibit the Th2-driven allergen-induced airway changes and therefore considered as an attractive molecule to treat asthma. Recent epidemiological and clinical studies suggest a possible(More)
Lactoferrin (LF) plays various anti-inflammatory roles in inflammation experimentally induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). But the protective effects of LF on LPS-induced acute lung injury (ALI) have not been elucidated. In this study, we aimed to study the effects of LF on ALI caused by LPS in mice. At 1h before or after LPS injection, an intraperitoneal(More)
Methylene blue (MB) attenuates acute lung injury (ALI) induced by liver or pancreas ischemia-reperfusion. But the protective effects of MB on paraquat (PQ)-induced ALI have not been elucidated. In this study, we aimed to study the effects of MB on ALI caused by PQ in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were challenged acutely by PQ (25mg/kg, i.p.) with or(More)
BACKGROUND Intratracheal instillation of blood induces self-repaired acute lung injury. However, the mechanism of repair has been unclear. Heme-oxygenase (HO)-1, which catalyzes heme breakdown, acts as an inducible defense against oxidative stress and plays an important role in inflammation. The objective of this study was to test the role of HO-1 in lung(More)
AIM To investigate the protective effects of a heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)-secreting Lactococcus lactis (LL-HO-1) on mucosal injury induced by hemorrhagic shock in rats. METHODS The ability of recombinant LL-HO-1 to secrete biological active HO-1 in the rat intestine was determined in situ after 3 d of daily intragastric administration. The therapeutic(More)
Although many literatures have shown that prolonged high-dose administration of corticosteroids is hazardous and not indicated to therapy acute lung injury (ALI), there is little information on the harmful effect of prolonged high-dose corticosteroids in acute lung injury. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of prolonged high-dose(More)