Xiao-dong Weng

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Abstract Ozone (O3) has been viewed as a novel treatment for different diseases in these years and oxidative stress and apoptosis play a key role in the pathogenesis of kidney diseases including renal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). In the present study, we investigated the role of ozone oxidative preconditioning (OzoneOP) in attenuating oxidative stress(More)
Picroside II possesses a wide range of pharmacological effects and has been demonstrated to ameliorate cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, its effects on renal I/R injury remain unclear. In the present study, the role of picroside II in attenuating oxidative stress and the inflammatory response in a rat model of renal I/R injury was(More)
Ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) is a crucial contributor to the development of renal fibrosis. Ozone has been proposed as a novel medical therapy for various conditions, including organ IRI. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ozone oxidative preconditioning (OzoneOP) has a beneficial effect in preventing the development of renal fibrosis(More)
It is well known that adoptive transfer of donor-derived tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) helps to induce immune tolerance. RelB, one of NF-κB subunits, is a critical element involved in DC maturation. In the present study, our results showed tolerogenic DCs could be acquired via silencing RelB using small interfering RNA. Compared with imDCs, the(More)
Thirty tumour specimens, among which were 17 melanomas, were cultured with recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) in order to produce tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL). In the melanomas, three categories of TIL were characterised. The first, containing mostly CD3+ and CD8+ cells, lysed only autologous tumour cells; the second, containing mostly CD3+ and CD4+(More)
OBJECTIVE Lentiviral-mediated shRNA against RelB was used to produce tolerogenic dendritic cells from murine bone marrow derived dendritic cells (BMDCs). METHOD RelB expression in the BMDCs was silenced by lentivirus carrying RelB shRNA. The apoptosis rate and surface markers of DCs were assessed by flow cytometry. IL-12,IL-10,TGF-β1 secreted by DCs and(More)
In kidney transplantation, renal ischemia and reperfusion injury was one of the leading factors to the development of renal fibrosis, which was the main cause of graft loss. The fibrogenic changes were associated with the long term inflammation elicited by ischemia and reperfusion injury. In the present study, we investigated the role of the Picroside II,(More)
As we know, prostate cancer down-regulates expression of HLA-1 Antigen Processing Machinery (APM) and has defects in the antigen presentation pathway. In vitro, the prostate cancer cell (PC-3 cells) infected with Lentivirus TAP1 can efficiently over-express TAP1 and Tapasin, and HLA-1 was also up-regulated on the surface of the infected cells. The(More)
Prostate cancer poses a major public health problem in men. Metastatic prostate cancer is incurable, and ultimately threatens the life of patients. Lysine‑specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is an androgen receptor‑interacting protein that exerts a key role in regulating gene expression and is involved in numerous biological processes associated with prostate(More)
The effects of placing activated monocytes in the presence of LAK cells was investigated. It was shown that the addition of monocytes to a preparation of rIL2-stimulated lymphocytes decreased LAK cell activity. This inhibition is enhanced in the presence of rIFN gamma. To analyze the mechanisms of inhibition, monocytes and lymphocytes were cultured(More)