Wen-wen Zhang

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Recent studies have implicated chemokines in microglial activation and pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. C-X-C motif chemokine 13 (CXCL13) is a B lymphocyte chemoattractant that activates CXCR5. Using the spinal nerve ligation (SNL) model of neuropathic pain, we found that CXCL13 was persistently upregulated in spinal cord neurons after SNL, resulting in(More)
Painful peripheral neuropathy is a dose-limiting side effect of paclitaxel therapy, which hampers the optimal clinical management of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Currently the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here we showed that the clinically relevant dose of paclitaxel (3×8mg/kg, cumulative dose 24mg/kg) induced significant upregulation(More)
DNA methylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. However, the specific genes regulated by DNA methylation under neuropathic pain condition remain largely unknown. Here we investigated how chemokine receptor CXCR3 is regulated by DNA methylation and how it contributes to neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in mice.(More)
BACKGROUND Rotigotine is a potent and selective D1, D2, and D3 dopaminergic receptor agonist. Due to an extensive first-pass effect, it has a very low oral bioavailability (approximately 0.5% in rats). PURPOSE The present investigation aimed to develop a microemulsion-based hydrogel for transdermal rotigotine delivery with lower application site(More)
We have developed sensitive detection of cancer biomarker vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) using the p-n heterojunction comprised of p-type BiOI nanoflakes (NFs) array and n-type TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) array. Due to the unique arrayed structure and the synergy effect of photoelectrochemistry in the formed p-n junction, the synthesized configuration(More)
Background. The pretreatment albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) has been reported to be a predictor of survival in several types of cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of AGR in patients with natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the available serum biochemistry results for 331 NKTCL(More)
BACKGROUND Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL) is an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated, highly aggressive lymphoma. Treatment outcome remains sub-optimal, especially for advanced-stage or relapsed diseases. Programmed cell death receptor 1 (PD-1) and PD ligand 1 (PD-L1) have become promising therapeutic targets for various malignancies, but their role(More)
The Grb10-Interacting GYF Protein-2 gene (GIGYF2), located in the chromosomal region 2q36-q37, has been reported as a PARK11 gene with a causal role in familial Parkinson's disease (PD) in Italian and French populations. However, there is no comprehensive study of GIGYF2 gene conducted in Chinese patients with PD from mainland China. The 27 coding exons and(More)
The Grb10-interacting GYF protein-2 gene (GIGYF2) is a PARK11 gene that reportedly has a causal role in familial Parkinson’s disease (PD) among populations from Italy and France. However, no comprehensive study of the GIGYF2 gene has been conducted among PD patients from mainland China. In our previous study, the GIGYF2 gene was directly sequenced, and nine(More)
The most optimal management for postoperative locoregional recurrence of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma is still controversial. Several studies have reported the feasibility and efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), mostly with three-weekly or four-weekly schedule of chemotherapy. However, treatment compliance was not quite satisfactory,(More)