Wei-Chun Li

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Aldosterone production, estimated from urinary excretion of aldosterone and the plasma aldosterone level, was found in a previous cross-sectional study to be lower in black children than white children. The present study examined aldosterone excretion longitudinally to determine whether the aldosterone excretion rate changed with time and if the racial(More)
CONTEXT 17alpha-Hydroxylase deficiency is a rare form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia caused by CYP17 gene mutations. OBJECTIVE Five Chinese patients with 17alpha-hydroxylase deficiency were genotyped. PATIENTS The five patients derived from four families living in Shandong Province, China. The diagnosis of 17alpha-hydroxylase deficiency was initially(More)
The regulation of adrenal androgen (AA) production in both children and adults has not been defined. We report here on two different studies that examined familial influences on AA production early in life when such production is accelerated, a period known as the adrenarche. AA production was estimated from measurements of excretion of AA in urine samples(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is frequently observed in hematopoietic malignancies. Although PTEN has been implicated in maintaining the quiescence of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), its role in hematopoiesis during ontogeny remains largely unexplored. METHODS The expression of hematopoietic marker genes(More)
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