Qingqing Luo

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INTRODUCTION Appropriate spiral artery remodeling is critical for successful fetal development and pregnancy outcomes. The vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) loss and separation, involving cell apoptosis and migration, plays an important role in this process. Decidual natural killer cells (dNK)-derived interferon gamma (IFN-γ), a key regulator of uterine(More)
We performed a case-control study to investigate the prevalence and clinicopathological features of breast cancer patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in China. The clinical data for 2,796 female patients with newly diagnosed, primary breast cancer were evaluated. A total of 234 breast cancer patients with HBV infection (the case group; positive(More)
Aberrant vasculature and endothelial dysfunction on both the maternal and the fetal side are thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, a hypertensive complication during pregnancy. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have the capacity for endothelial repair. The Dll4/Notch signaling pathway suppresses the functions of EPCs in the(More)
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is known to be a potent endocrine disrupter. Evidence is emerging that estrogen exerts a rapid influence on hippocampal synaptic plasticity and the dendritic spine density, which requires activation of NMDA receptors. In the present study, we investigated the effects of BPA (ranging from 1 to 1000 nM), focusing on the rapid dynamic changes(More)
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a specific vascular complication in pregnancy whose precise mechanism is still unclear. We hypothesized that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), the precursor of endothelial cells, might be impaired in patients with PE and hold a great promise for the treatment of PE. In the present study, we analyzed the EPCs number and expression of(More)
Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and is closely related to endothelial dysfunction, which can be repaired by endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). The DLL4/NOTCH-EFNB2 (ephrinB2) cascade may be involved in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia by inhibiting the biological activity of EPCs. In addition, both NOTCH1 and NOTCH4, which are specific(More)
A rapid, sensitive and validated method for the determination of fusaric acid (FA) in several Fusarium strains and different commercial food and feed products is reported based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography. This method requires only crude sample by a simple extraction with methanol, and requires a very short time of 8 min for completion.(More)
This study was performed to investigate the effects of edaravone on hypoxia-induced trophoblast cell proliferation, apoptosis, and invasion. The trophoblast cell line HTR-8 (H8) was treated with cobalt chloride (CoCl2 ) with or without a 1-hr edaravone pretreatment, followed by assessment of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, cell(More)
Image segmentation is a fundamental process in many image, video, and computer vision applications. It is very essential and critical to image processing and pattern recognition, and determines the quality of final result of analysis and recognition. This paper presents a semi-supervised strategy to deal with the issue of image segmentation. Each image is(More)
INTRODUCTION Preeclampsia is a hypertensive complication in pregnancy, closely related to endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have the capacity for endothelial repair. Both Ephrin-B2 and Dll4/Notch pathway play critical roles in various steps of angiogenesis. In addition, there is an up-regulation of ephrin-B2 expression consequent(More)