Wenjing Xian

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OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical and haemodynamic effects of carvedilol for patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. DESIGN A systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed, Cochrane library databases, EMBASE and the Science Citation Index Expanded through December 2015. Only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were(More)
Microglia play key roles in innate immunity, homeostasis, and neurotropic support in the central nervous system. Similar to macrophages, microglia adopt two different activation phenotypes, the classical and alternative activation. Resolvin D1 (RvD1) is considered to display potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving actions in inflammatory models. In this(More)
Inflammation plays a crucial role in acute ischemic stroke pathogenesis. Macrophage-derived Maresin 1 (MaR1) is a newly uncovered mediator with potent anti-inflammatory abilities. Here, we investigated the effect of MaR1 on acute inflammation and neuroprotection in a mouse brain ischemia reperfusion (I/R) model. Male C57 mice were subjected to 1-h middle(More)
Recent studies have shown that miRNAs play vital roles in tumorigenesis. However, their effects on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) need to be better understood. Our present study demonstrates that miR-221, which is overexpressed in HCC tissues, promotes EMT in HCC cell lines by targeting a new gene, AdipoR1.(More)
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