Xiao-Hua Zong

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The primary macrophage growth factor, colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1), is expressed as a secreted glycoprotein or proteoglycan found in the circulation or as a biologically active cell surface glycoprotein (csCSF-1). To investigate the in vivo roles of csCSF-1, we created mice that exclusively express csCSF-1, in a normal tissue-specific and(More)
UNLABELLED Studies of the influence of the osteoclast on bone development, in particular on mineralization and the formation of the highly organized lamellar architecture of cortical bone by osteoblasts, have not been reported. We therefore examined the micro- and ultrastructure of the developing bones of osteoclast-deficient CSF-1R-nullizygous mice(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic pancreatitis, characterized by pancreatic exocrine tissue destruction with initial maintenance of islets, eventually leads to insulin-dependent diabetes in most patients. Mice deficient for the transcription factors E2F1 and E2F2 suffer from a chronic pancreatitis-like syndrome and become diabetic. Surprisingly, onset of diabetes can be(More)
Standard microelectrode and two-microelectrode voltage clamp techniques were used to study the effects of benzyltetrahydropalmatine (BTHP) on action potentials of isolated myocardium and transmembrane K+ and Ca2+ currents in Purkinje fibers. The effect of BTHP 3-100 mumol/L consisted of prolongation of the action potential duration and reduction of delayed(More)
Sunlight (UVB) triggers cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) and systemic lupus through an unknown mechanism. We tested the hypothesis that UVB triggers CLE through a CSF-1-dependent, macrophage (Mø)-mediated mechanism in MRL-Fas(lpr) mice. By constructing mutant MRL-Fas(lpr) strains expressing varying levels of CSF-1 (high, intermediate, none), and use of(More)
The mechanism of antiarrhythmic action and the electrophysiologic effects of 7-bromoethoxybenzene-tetrahydroptamine (EBP) have been studied using conventional microelectrode technique. The effect of EBP on the membrane ISi and I(X) currents were investigated in the canine cardiac purkinje fibres using the double microelectrode voltage clamp methods. EBP was(More)
The effects of dauricine were examined on the slow action potentials induced by both high K+ (24 mmol/L) or TTX (40 mumol/L) in guinea pig papillary muscles and in sinoatrial node cells of rabbit. Dauricine 40 mumol/L decreased the maximal upstroke velocity (Vmax) of slow action potentials and prolonged the action potential duration at 50% repolarization(More)