Xiangyun Chang

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Recent studies have shown that DNA methylation in the promoter of microRNA-375 (miR-375) downregulates its expression during tumorigenesis. However, it is not known if CpG methylation of the miR-375 promoter also has a role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, the expression level and CpG methylation status of miR-375 in(More)
In this paper, we investigated the effects of Coptis chinensis polysaccharide (CCP) on hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced diabetic C57BL/6J mice. CCP was prepared by extraction from Coptis chinensis and oral given to the mice. C57BL/6J mice in each of the 5 groups (eight mice per group) were given either the normal diet(More)
In the present study, the expression levels and DNA methylation status of microRNA (miRNA)-375 in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were analyzed and the role of DNA methylation of miRNA-375 in the pathogenesis of T2DM was investigated. Compared with the miR-375 levels in patients with normal glucose(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies evaluated the association of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) K469E (rs5498, A/G) gene polymorphism with diabetic microvascular complications (DMI) including diabetic nephropathy (DN) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in different populations. However, the results of individual studies remain conflicting. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D status is related to obesity-related metabolic disorders. We investigated the risk of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency among different metabolic phenotypes. METHODS This prospective cross-sectional study evaluated 1,292 individuals who were ≥40 years old. Participants were classified as metabolically healthy and normal weight(More)
Han population is six times as likely as Kazak population to present with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in China. We hypothesize that differential expression and CpG methylation of miR-375 may be an ethnic-related factor that influences the incidence of T2DM. The expression level of miR-375 was examined using real-time PCR on Kazak and Han T2DM plasma(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as key players in several biological processes and complex diseases. The risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is determined by a combination of environmental factors and genetic susceptibility. The purpose of this study was to identify aberrant lncRNAs involved in T2D pathogenesis. METHODS Microarray(More)
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