WengHua Ling

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Most animal and human studies show that phytosterols reduce serum/or plasma total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Phytosterols are structurally very similar to cholesterol except that they always contain some substitutions at the C24 position on the sterol side chain. Plasma phytosterol levels in mammalian tissue are(More)
To investigate the action and mechanism of a dietary phytosterol mixture naturally containing sitostanol, derived from tall-oil, on circulating cholesterol and lipoprotein levels, five groups of rats were fed a control elemental diet (group 1), a control elemental diet with 1% cholesterol alone (group 2) or with sitostanol mixtures or a sitostanol-free(More)
High homocysteine levels in vitro promote the expression of inflammatory agents responsible for atherogenesis. We investigated the long-term effects of elevated plasma homocysteine on the expression of inflammatory molecules and attempted to elucidate their mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 36) were randomly divided into 3 groups, which received the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IP) on hepatocyte apoptosis in ischemia/reperfusion injury of grafted liver and clarify its mechanism. METHODS Orthotopic liver transplantation with cuff anastomosing method for the portal vein, suprahepatic vena cava and infrahepatic vena cava in the rats were divided into two groups: with(More)
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