Wei-rong Fang

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Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) by tumors results in multidrug resistance (MDR) to structurally unrelated anti-tumor agents. HZ08, a chiral compound, was a newly synthesized tetraisohydroquinoline derivative to reverse Pgp and MRP1 mediated MDR. In present studies, R, S-HZ08 and their racemate reversed the(More)
The goal of this study was to estimate the blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability of Ginkgolide B in normal condition and models of ischemia both in vivo and in vitro. A sensitive LC-MS/MS analytical method was developed to determinate accurately the concentration of Ginkgolide B in cell, plasma and brain tissue. The injured rat brain microvessel(More)
Pervious experimental studies have shown that XQ-1h has beneficial neuroprotective effect in the cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury. However, the therapeutic time window for treatment of focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury with XQ-1h is not clear. Under chloral hydrate anesthesia, transient focal cerebral ischemia was induced in rats by 2h of(More)
Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death and the main reason for severe disabilities in the world today. N2, 4 - (2 - (1H - imidazol - 1 - yl) ethoxy) - 3 - methoxybenzoic acid is considered as a novel potent agent for cerebral ischemia due to its effect in preventing neuronal cell death after ischemic stroke. In the present study, we(More)
Following ischemic stroke, blood-brain barrier (BBB) is disrupted and is further aggravated with the corresponding incidence of hyperlipidemia. BBB breakdown promotes inflammation infiltration into the brain, which exacerbates cerebral ischemic injury as a result. Here, we report that 10-O-(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl)-ginkgolide B methanesulfonate (XQ-1H), a(More)
Suppression of excessive inflammation can ameliorate blood brain barrier (BBB) injury, which shows therapeutic potential for clinical treatment of brain injury induced by stroke superimposed on systemic inflammatory diseases. In this study, we investigated whether and how clematichinenoside (AR), an anti-inflammatory triterpene saponin, protects brain(More)
Clematichinenoside is a triterpenoid saponin isolated from the roots of Clematis chinensis. Oxidative stress and excessive nitric oxide production are thought to play considerable roles in ischemia/reperfusion injury that impairs cardiac function. The present study investigated the protective effect of clematichinenoside on regional and global(More)
Cerebral ischemia and reperfusion is one of the leading causes for death and severe disabilities in the world and often lead to irreversible brain damage over later lifespan. The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of pathological damage in cerebral cortex and basal ganglia following ischemia and to evaluate the therapeutic neuroprotective(More)
CONTEXT Clematichinenoside (AR-6) is a triterpene saponin from an anti-arthritic herbal formula Wei-Ling-Xian in Chinese, which is an herbal medicine derived from the dried root and rhizome of Clematis chinensis Osbeck, C. hexapetala Pall., or C. manshurica Rupr. (Ranunculaceae). OBJECTIVE To investigate the modulating effect and explored the potential(More)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the main obstacles in tumour chemotherapy. A promising approach to reverse MDR is the combined use of nontoxic and potent P-gp inhibitor with conventional anticancer drugs. We have examined the potential of a newly synthesized tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative B3 as a MDR-reversing agent.(More)