Wei-qing Rang

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The purpose of this study was to test whether the insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism and the susceptibility of the heart to ischemia/reperfusion injury are modulated by the chronic estrogen status. Rats were ovariectomized (OVX), not ovariectomized (sham) or ovariectomized and treated with subcutaneous 17 -estradiol (30 mug/kg/day, OVX+E2) (n=14-17 per(More)
Phosphorylated H2AX is considered to be a biomarker for DNA double-strand breaks (DSB), but recent evidence suggests that γH2AX does not always indicate the presence of DSB. Here we demonstrate the bimodal dynamic of H2AX phosphorylation induced by ionizing radiation, with the second peak appearing when G2/M arrest is induced. An increased level of γH2AX(More)
Accurate mitotic regulation is as important as intrinsic DNA repair for maintaining genomic stability. It is believed that these two cellular mechanisms are interconnected with DNA damage. DNA-PKcs is a critical component of the non-homologous end-joining pathway of DNA double-stranded break repair, and it was recently discovered to be involved in mitotic(More)
Previous investigations have indicated that rutaecarpine activates the vanilloid receptor to evoke calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) release. CGRP has been shown to alleviate cardiac anaphylactic injury. In the present study, the effect of rutaecarpine on cardiac anaphylaxis was examined. Challenge of presensitized guinea-pig hearts with a specific(More)
Previous investigations have indicated that the pharmacological effects of evodiamine, a major alkaloidal component of the dried, unripe fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa Bentham (Rutaceae), are associated with stimulation of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) release and CGRP prevents cardiac anaphylactic injury. In the present study, the protective effects(More)
The essential function of eIF4E-binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) in translation initiation has been well established; however, the role of 4E-BP1 in normal cell cycle progression is coming to attention. Here, we revealed the role of 4E-BP1 on mitotic regulation and chromosomal DNA dynamics during mitosis. First, we have observed the co-localization of the(More)
Previous investigations have indicated that the pharmacological activities of evodiamine, a major alkaloidal component of the dried, unripe fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa Bentham (Rutaceae), are associated with the stimulation of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) release and that CGRP protects the myocardium against ischemia-reperfusion injury. In the(More)
In the present study, an ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOFMS) based on chemical profiling approach to evaluate chemical constitution between mixed decoction and co-decoction of monkshood-pinellia combination of the eighteen incompatible medications (Shi Ba Fan) was proposed. Two different kinds(More)
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor (NOS), may play an important role in endothelium dysfunction. Probucol, a potent antioxidant drug, may improve endothelium function via reduction of NOS inhibitor level. The present study examined whether the decreased level of ADMA by probucol is related to enhancement of(More)
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