Weihui Zhang

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BACKGROUND Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/Ri) is a serious complication occurring during liver surgery that may lead to liver failure. Hepatic I/Ri induces formation of reactive oxygen species, hepatocyte apoptosis, and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which together causes liver damage and organ dysfunction. A potential strategy to alleviate(More)
Forty Wistar rats were divided into 5 groups, including the control group, the acute pancreatitis group (AP group, induced by intraperitoneal injections of caerulein), and the AP group treated with baicalin, the AP group treated with LPS, and the AP group treated with LPS and baicalin. Pathological damage of pancreatic tissue was scored with hematoxylin and(More)
This study aims to determine the differentially expressed proteins in the pancreatic acinar cells undergoing apoptosis and oncosis stimulated with caerulein to explore different cell death process of the acinar cell. AR42J cells were treated with caerulein to induce cell model of acute pancreatitis. Cells that were undergoing apoptosis and oncosis were(More)
The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene rs2228570 and rs1544410 polymorphisms and pancreatic cancer (PC). Two hundred fifty-eight PC patients and 385 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. The genotypes of rs2228570 and rs1544410 were assayed using the polymerase chain reaction/restriction(More)
Macrophage activation plays an important role in the inflammatory response in acute pancreatitis. In the present study, the activation of AR42J pancreatic acinar cells was induced by taurolithocholate treatment. The results showed that the culture medium from the activated AR42J cells significantly enhanced NFκB activation in the macrophages compared to(More)
Hematological abnormalities are frequently observed in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). A previous study demonstrated that the apoptosis and damage of endothelial cells could cause the hematological abnormalities in LC. Protein kinases are one of the most important factors that regulate cell behavior, and are potential therapeutic targets for the(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of associated choledocholithiasis prior to cholecystectomy for patients with gallstones is important for the surgical decision and treatment efficacy. However, whether ultrasound is sufficient for preoperative diagnosis of choledocholithiasis remains controversial, with different opinions on whether routine magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To induce competency-based education/developing a curriculum in the training of postgraduate students in laparoscopic surgery. METHODS This study selected postgraduate students before the implementation of competency-based education (n = 16) or after the implementation of competency-based education (n = 17). On the basis of the 5(More)
Liver is the major organ for arsenic methylation metabolism and may be the potential target of arsenic-induced cancer. In this study, normal human liver cell was treated with arsenic trioxide, and detected using DNA methylation microarray. Some oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, transcription factors (TF), and tumor-associated genes (TAG) that have aberrant(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest an important role of autophagy as a target for cancer therapy. We constructed a "disease-gene-drug" network using the modular approach of bioinformatics and screened herbal monomers demonstrating functions related to autophagy regulation. METHODS Based on the microarray results of the gene expression omnibus (GEO) database(More)