Shasha Zheng

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The high incidence of prostate cancer and lack of an effective, long-term treatment for metastatic disease highlights the need for more potent non-calcemic vitamin D analogs as potential alternative or combinational prostate cancer therapies. Among the analogs, 19-nor-1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2 (19-nor-1alpha,25(OH)2D2) known as paricalcitol or Zempler,(More)
Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is an important intrauterine environmental factor that can cause persistent alterations of the offspring genome and is associated with potential disease risk later in life. In the present study, we investigated the impact of a maternal low protein diet (LP) on the expression of the transcription factor(More)
Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is an intrauterine factor that results in alteration of the offspring genome and associates with disease risk in the offspring. We investigated the impact of a maternal low-protein (LP) diet on the expression of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) in offspring skeletal muscle. GLUT4 is an insulin-regulated glucose transporter(More)
Maternal exposure to environmental agents throughout pregnancy and lactation may affect offspring's mammary gland growth and alter the epigenome. This may predispose the offspring's mammary glands to be more susceptible to carcinogenesis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a maternal high-fat diet on the regulation of p16 (INK4a) gene(More)
Maternal exposure to environmental agents throughout pregnancy may change certain metabolic processes during the offspring's mammary gland development and alter the epigenome. This may predispose the offspring to breast cancer later in life. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of maternal protein restriction on the regulation of(More)
Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is an important intrauterine factor that results in persistent alteration of the offspring epigenome and that associates with health outcome in later life. This study examined the effect of maternal low-protein diet on the regulation of the p16 cell-cycle gene expression in the mammary gland of offspring rats.(More)
The active form of vitamin D(3), 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3)(1α,25(OH)(2)D(3)), has anti-proliferative and anti-invasive activities in prostate cancer cells. Because of 1α,25(OH)(2)D(3) therapeutic potential in treating cancers, numerous analogues have been synthesized with an attempt to increase anti-proliferative and/or decrease calcemic properties. Among(More)
Maternal exposure to environmental agents throughout pregnancy may change certain metabolic processes during the offspring’s mammary gland development and alter the epigenome. This may predispose the offspring to breast cancer later in life. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of maternal protein restriction on the regulation of(More)
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