Sheng-hua Wu

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We examine whether lipoxin A44 (LXA4) inhibits production of interleukins (ILs) in endothelial cells and what signal pathway might participate in the actions of LXA4. Cultured pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVEC) were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), with or without preincubation with LXA4. The results showed that LPS induced production(More)
“Lingzhi” is a mushroom that has been renowned in China for more than 2,000 years because of its claimed medicinal properties plus its symbolic fortune. “Lingzhi” has high economic value mostly as a dietary supplement in the modern market especially in East Asia, and its medicinal functions have become a hot study topic. For over a century, the highly(More)
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) plays an important role in pathways leading to lung fibrosis via the mitogenic action of CTGF on fibroblasts. Studies have shown that lipoxin A4 (LXA4) inhibits proliferation of renal mesangial cells induced by leukotriene D4 or platelet-derived growth factor. This study investigates the regulatory role of LXA4 on(More)
The genus Phanerochaete (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) has traditionally been delimited based on the gross morphology of the fruiting body and on the nature of the hyphal structure, cystidia, and spores. However, several recent studies based on molecular data indicate that the genus is polyphyletic as presently circumscribed, although most of its species are(More)
BACKGROUND To study on expressions and clinical significances of CD133 protein and CD133 mRNA in primary lesion of gastric adenocarcinoma (GC). METHODS Expressions of CD133 protein by immunostaining (99 cases) and CD133 mRNA by semi-quantitative RT-PCR (31 cases) were detected in primary lesion and in noncancerous gastric mucosa tissue (NCGT).(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that lipoxin A(4) (LXA(4)) and its analogues inhibited proliferation of glomerular mesangial cells induced by leukotriene D(4) (LTD(4)) or platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), reduced the production of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1beta and IL-6 in renal tissue of ischemic injury. In the present studies,(More)
Although Inonotus linteus complex is placed in the genus Inonotus, its perennial basidiocarps with a dimitic hyphal system, at least in the trama, distinguish the complex from other species in the genus, which have an annual habit and a monomitic hyphal system. The species number of Inonotus linteus complex has been increased in China and tropical America(More)
Species of the Ganoderma lucidum complex are used in many types of health products. However, the taxonomy of this complex has long been chaotic, thus limiting its uses. In the present study, 32 collections of the complex from Asia, Europe and North America were analyzed from both morphological and molecular phylogenetic perspectives. The combined dataset,(More)
A new genus, Neoaleurodiscus, is proposed as a segregate from Aleurodiscus (Basidiomycota), and the new species, Neoaleurodiscus fujii, is described. It was collected at the timberline of Mount Fuji, Japan. Specimens were found on trunks of Rhododendron sp. Morphological study and phylogenetic analysis based on sequence data derived from LSU nrDNA indicated(More)
This study aimed to evaluate relationships of Antrodia species and related taxa, including the taxonomic status of some Antrodia species that have been treated as separate genera (Amyloporia, Fibroporia, and Taiwanofungus). A comprehensive phylogenetic study of Homobasidiomycetes presented by Binder et al. in 2005, was consulted for sampling the taxa used(More)