Wenwen Zhang

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The literature on the impact of strong static magnetic fields (SMF) on human health is vast and contradictory. The present study focused on the cellular effects of strong homogeneous SMF in human-hamster hybrid (A(L) ) cells, mitochondria-deficient (ρ(0) A(L) ) cells, and double-strand break (DSB) repair-deficient (XRS-5) cells. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily and play a critical role in skeletal development, bone formation and stem cell differentiation. Disruptions in BMP signaling result in a variety of skeletal and extraskeletal anomalies. BMP9 is a poorly characterized member of the BMP family and is among the most osteogenic BMPs,(More)
  • Jeong Hwan Kim, Xing Liu, +20 authors Tong-Chuan He
  • Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease
  • 2013
The Wnt signaling pathway plays an important role not only in embryonic development but also in the maintenance and differentiation of the stem cells in adulthood. In particular, Wnt signaling has been shown as an important regulatory pathway in the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Induction of the Wnt signaling pathway promotes bone(More)
In this work, the identification and characterization of two hexose transporter homologs in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris, P. pastoris Hxt1 (PpHxt1) and PpHxt2, are described. When expressed in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae hxt-null mutant strain that is unable to take up monosaccharides, either protein restored growth on glucose or fructose. Both(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitors and can differentiate into osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic lineages. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play important roles in stem cell proliferation and differentiation. We recently demonstrated that BMP9 is a potent but less understood osteogenic factor. We previously found that(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily and have diverse functions during development and organogenesis. BMPs play a major role in skeletal development and bone formation, and disruptions in BMP signaling cause a variety of skeletal and extraskeletal anomalies. Several knockout models have provided insight into the mechanisms(More)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) has been reported to have evolved at a high evolutionary rate and the extensive genetic variation. In this study, 44 PRRSV positive cases obtained from different provinces of China were sequenced and analyzed. Comparative analysis of partial isolates based on nsp2 sequences revealed that highly(More)
Alcohol oxidase I gene (AOX1) promoter (P(AOX1)) is a key promoter in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. To identify the cis-acting element in the AOX1 promoter, we constructed expression plasmids in which the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene coding region was fused to a series of internal deletion mutants of the AOX1 promoter. By analyzing the(More)
Conotruncal heart defect (CTD) is a complex form of congenital heart disease and usually has a poor prognosis. ZFPM2/FOG2 encodes a transcription cofactor that interacts with GATA4 to regulate cardiac development. This regulation has been established in knockout mouse models that display a range of heart malformations, especially CTD. Although previous(More)