Ruichan Liu

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It has been reported that N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP) attenuates renal and cardiac inflammation as well as fibrosis in hypertensive rats. In this study, we investigated these effects using a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. Eighteen male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: control, UUO/vehicle and UUO/Ac-SDKP(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder of the endocrine system. The rapid increase in the incidence of DM is a serious public health concern worldwide. The treatment of DM and its complications mainly involves the use of chemically or biochemically synthesized drugs, but these drugs also have adverse side effects. Therefore, there is an(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect urinary volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) and normal controls, and to examine whether or not urinary VOCs can act as biomarkers for the diagnosis of iMN independent of renal biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to assess the urine(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the iron chelator deferiprone in diabetic nephropathy (DN) rats and the mechanisms involved. METHODS Thirty-two male Wistar rats (180-220 g, 6 weeks old) were randomly divided into a control group, a DN group and two DN groups treated with either 50 or 100 mg/kg per day deferiprone.(More)
This study aimed to examine the expression of cholecystokinin-1 receptor (CCK-1R) in the kidneys of type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) and the correlation of CCK-1R mRNA and proteinuria. Localization of CCK-1R in kidney of diabetic patient with nephropathy was examined by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. The glomeruli did not express CCK-1R in(More)
We attempted to investigate the therapeutic effects of deferiprone on DC rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Total 24 6-week-old male Wistar rats (weighing from 180 g to 220 g) were subjected to DC model construction and then randomly divided to three groups (8 rats per group): DC group, DC + 50 mg, and DC + 100 mg deferiprone treatment group. The 8(More)
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