Qiujing Chen

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OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the entire picture of all monocyte chemotactic factors that potentially contribute to adipose tissue macrophage accumulation in obesity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Expression and regulation of members in the entire chemokine superfamily were evaluated in adipose tissue and isolated adipocytes of obese versus lean mice.(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to examine if polymorphisms in the promoter region of YKL-40 gene (CHI3L1) are associated with serum YKL-40 levels and coronary artery disease (CAD) in Chinese patients. METHODS Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (-329G>A, rs10399931; -247C>T, rs10399805; -131G>C, rs4950928) in the CHI3L1 promoter were determined in 213(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to explore the association of variant rs1333049 on chromosome 9p21.3 with coronary artery disease (CAD) and angiographic plaque progression in non-diabetic and type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS Genotyping and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) were performed in 2046 Chinese Han patients (1012 diabetic cases) undergoing coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Glycated albumin is the predominant circulating Amadori-type glycated protein in vivo and plays a major role in the development of diabetic vascular complications. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between increased serum glycated albumin level and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-regulated secretion of inflammatory cytokines in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is regarded as an important step in the progression of atherosclerosis; however, its underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study investigated the role of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in oxLDL-induced expression of inflammatory cytokines(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to assess possible associations between osteopontin (OPN), and thrombin-cleaved (N-half) OPN, and nephropathy and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS Plasma levels of OPN, N-half OPN, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the potential effects of beta-adrenoceptor (beta-AR) and natriuretic peptide receptor (NPR) gene polymorphisms on the susceptibility to and the severity of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) in a Chinese cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS Ten polymorphisms in the coding regions of beta1-AR, beta2-AR, beta3-AR, NPR1, and NPR2(More)
BACKGROUND Observational and experimental studies have thus far been unable to resolve whether the CYBA C242T polymorphism is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, we undertook a comprehensive meta-analysis to more precisely evaluate the influence of this polymorphism on CAD and potential biases. METHODS We screened MEDLINE, Embase,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine whether elevated serum levels of glycated albumin, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha were related to an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and renal insufficiency in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN AND METHODS Serum levels of(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major vascular complication of diabetes mellitus and reveals high mortality. Up to 30% of diabetic patients with myocardial ischemia remain asymptomatic and are associated with worse prognosis compared to non-diabetic counterpart, which warrants routine screening for CAD in diabetic population. The purpose of(More)