Victoria Y. Ding

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A series of 3,6-diaryl-2,5-dihydroxybenzoquinones were synthesized and evaluated for their abilities to selectively activate human insulin receptor tyrosine kinase (IRTK). 2, 5-Dihydroxy-6-(1-methylindol-3-yl)-3-phenyl-1,4-benzoquinone (2h) was identified as a potent, highly selective, and orally active small-molecule insulin receptor activator. It(More)
We recently described the identification of a non-peptidyl fungal metabolite (l-783,281, compound 1), which induced activation of human insulin receptor (IR) tyrosine kinase and mediated insulin-like effects in cells, as well as decreased blood glucose levels in murine models of Type 2 diabetes (Zhang, B., Salituro, G., Szalkowski, D., Li, Z., Zhang, Y.,(More)
BACKGROUND Ferumoxytol was first approved for clinical use in 2009 solely based on data from trial comparisons with oral iron on biochemical anemia efficacy end points. To compare the rates of important patient outcomes (infection, cardiovascular events and death) between facilities predominantly using ferumoxytol versus iron sucrose (IS) or ferric(More)
The objective of this analysis is to examine the relationship between Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 gene (FMR1) cytosine-guanine-guanine (CGG) repeat number and ovarian reserve, with a particular focus exclusively on the range of CGG repeat number below the premutation (PM) range (<55 CGG repeats). Our study included female patients who underwent(More)
Provider profiling as a means to describe and compare the performance of health care professionals has gained momentum in the past decade. As a key component of pay-for-performance programs profiling has been increasingly used to identify top-performing providers. However, rigorous examination of the performance of statistical methods for profiling when(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear if changes in proposed circulating biomarkers of aging are strongly correlated to each other or functional change. We tested if biomarker changes track with each other and with functional measures over 9 years in older adults. METHODS Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), adiponectin, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), IGF(More)
BACKGROUND Maintaining tight glycemic control is important for prevention of diabetes-related outcomes in end-stage renal disease patients with diabetes, especially in light of their poor prognosis. This study aimed to determine factors associated with poor glycemic control among U.S. patients with diabetes mellitus initiating hemodialysis for end-stage(More)
The adult with congenital heart disease (CHD) is at risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). We performed a cross-sectional study to describe established ASCVD risk factors and estimate 10-year and lifetime risk of ASCVD in adults over age 18 with CHD of moderate or great complexity using 3 validated risk assessment tools-the(More)
Administrative data were used to examine early dropout among 16,451 health plan members calling to request psychotherapy for depression. Compared to members referred to group-model therapists, those referred to network-model therapists were more likely to drop out before the initial visit (OR 2.33, 95% CI 2.17–2.50) but less likely to drop out after the(More)