Wei Hao Shang

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Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been implicated in carcinogenic development of melanoma, but the underlying molecular mechanism has not been fully elucidated. We studied the expression and function of the superoxide-generating NADPH oxidase (Nox)4 in human melanoma cells. Nox4 was up-regulated in 13 of 20 melanoma cell lines tested.(More)
Ras oncogene upregulates the expression of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (Nox) 1 via the Raf/MEK/ERK pathway, leading to the elevated production of reactive oxygen species that is essential for maintenance of Ras-transformation phenotypes. However, the precise transcriptional control mechanism underlying Ras-induced Nox1 expression(More)
Irreversible mitochondrial permeability transition and the resultant cytochrome c release signify the commitment of a cell to apoptotic death. However, the role of transient MPT (tMPT) because of flickering opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore remains elusive. Here we show that tMPT and the associated superoxide flashes (i.e.(More)
The mitochondrion is essential for energy metabolism and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In intact cells, respiratory mitochondria exhibit spontaneous "superoxide flashes", the quantal ROS-producing events consequential to transient mitochondrial permeability transition (tMPT). Here we perform the first in vivo imaging of mitochondrial(More)
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1), which is associated with resistance to carbapenem, was first reported in 2008. A sensitive and rapid molecular assay to detect the plasmid bla(NDM-1) in clinical isolates is needed to control its spread. We describe a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the rapid detection of bla(NDM-1) from pure(More)
Recently, a putative ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transport system was identified in Bifidobacterium longum NCC2705 that is highly up-regulated during growth on fructose as the sole carbon source. Cloning and expression of the corresponding ORFs (bl0033-0036) result in efficient fructose uptake by bacteria. Sequence analysis reveals high similarity to typical(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitochondria play important roles in many types of cells. However, little is known about mitochondrial function in chondrocytes. This study was undertaken to explore possible role of mitochondrial oxidative stress in inflammatory response in articular chondrocytes. METHODS Chondrocytes and cartilage explants were isolated from wild type or(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and electroencephalogram (EEG) characteristics of benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) in Chinese children. Two hundred and seventy-six patients with BRE were enrolled in this study. All patients had their first seizure between the ages of 3 and 12 years. 39.5% (109 cases) of patients ceased to have further BRE seizures(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of curcumin on the osteoclastogenic potential of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms. PBMCs from patients with RA (n=12) and healthy controls (n=10) were cultured to assess(More)