Shui-ping Zhao

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Adipocytes behave as a rich source of adipokines, which may be the link between obesity and its complications. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in adipocytes can modulate adipokines secretion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) treatment on ER stress and adipokines secretion in differentiated(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in the onset and development of many cardiovascular diseases. Increasing evidence shows that miRNAs can be used as potential diagnostic biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases, and miRNA-based therapy may be a promising therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The microRNA-143/-145 (miR-143/-145) cluster(More)
Apolipoprotein (apo) O is a novel apolipoprotein that is present predominantly in high density lipoprotein (HDL). However, overexpression of apoO does not impact on plasma HDL levels or functionality in human apoA-I transgenic mice. Thus, the physiological function of apoO is not yet known. In the present study, we investigated relationships between plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Increased serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentrations are independent risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). Xuezhikang, an extract of cholestin, effectively lowers fasting cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations. We studied whether xuezhikang lowered Lp(a) and hsCRP concentrations. (More)
Primary and secondary prevention with cholesterol-lowering therapy, especially statins, decreases the morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease (1). These drugs were designed to be antiatherosclerotic by affecting lipid metabolism. Recently, statins were reported to have other antiatherosclerotic effects, including endothelial function improvement(More)
Obesity, which is characteristic by chronic inflammation, is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in adipose tissues. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is increased in adipose tissue of obese state and is known to be strongly associated with chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ER stress on adipokine(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of atorvastatin on expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in human pulmonary epithelial cells (A549). METHODS A549 cells were incubated in DMEM medium containing lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the presence or absence of atorvastatin. After incubation, the medium was collected and the amount of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was(More)
14,15-Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (14,15-EETs) generated from arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450 epoxygenases have beneficial effects in certain cardiovascular diseases, and increased 14,15-EET levels protect the cardiovascular system. 14,15-EETs are rapidly hydrolyzed by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) to the corresponding 14,15-dihydroxyeicosatrienoic(More)
Researches have shown that soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors (sEHi) can protect against the development of atherosclerosis. Simultaneously, emerging evidences have implicated the association between fatty acid synthase (FAS) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We tested the hypothesis that sEHi could reduce the occurrence of ACS by regulating FAS.(More)
The recruitment of monocytes to arterial wall and their transformation into macrophages are generally accepted as important early events in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS). Our research group found Reticulon3 (RTN3), a member of the reticulon family, may be a candidate pathogenic element in the progress of AS. But it is virtually unknown in which(More)