Xiao-zhi Bai

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Scarring, tightly associated with fibrosis, is a significant symptomatic clinical problem. Interleukin 10 (IL-10) has been identified as a candidate scar-improving therapy based on preclinical studies. However, the molecular mechanism of IL-10 in scar improvement is still uncertain. In this study, human dermal fibroblasts stimulated with TGF-β1 were treated(More)
Autophagy is a tightly regulated physiological process essential for cellular maintenance, differentiation, development, and homeostasis. Aberration of this process associates with the pathogeneses of several diseases in mammals. Hypertrophic scar (HS) is characterized by an abundance of collagenous tissue with hypercellularity. However, the molecular(More)
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are significant symptomatic clinical problems characterized by the excessive and abnormal deposition of collagen-based extracellular matrix (ECM) components. However, the molecular basis of keloid and hypertrophic scar formation has not been fully elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that down-regulation of the transcription(More)
Fibrosis, tightly associated with wound healing, is a significant symptomatic clinical problem. Inflammatory response was reported to be one of the reasons. MiR-155 is relatively related with the development and requirement of inflammatory cells, so we thought reduce the expression of miR-155 in wound sites could improve the quality of healing through(More)
BACKGROUND As an important oncogenic miRNA, microRNA-21 (miR-21) is associated with various malignant diseases. However, the precise biological function of miR-21 and its molecular mechanism in hypertrophic scar fibroblast cells has not been fully elucidated. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Quantitative Real-Time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed significant(More)
This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of using an immortal keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT cells, to effectively deliver epidermal growth factor (EGF) in a skin substitute to treat burn wounds. The skin equivalent was constructed with human EGF (hEGF) gene modified HaCaT cells obtained through stable gene transfection; these were applied to full(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after severe burns. Melatonin has been reported to protect against multiple organ injuries by increasing the expression of SIRT1, a silent information regulator that regulates stress responses, inflammation, cellular senescence and apoptosis. This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) on the proliferation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in infected wound, and to explore its possible mechanism. METHODS Full-thickness skin wounds each with area of 1 cm x 1 cm were produced on the back of 40 C57 BL/6 mice, and then they were contaminated with wild type PA strains PAO1 marked(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the effects of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta)/Smad pathway in keloid-derived fibroblasts (KFb), and to investigate the underlying mechanism in the treatment of pathologic scar with IFN-gamma. METHODS Keloid tissue of 3 patients were obtained, and then KFb were separated and cultured in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sirtuin1 (SIRT1), the founding member of mammalian class III histone deacetylases, is reported to be a drug target involved in fibrotic diseases. However, whether it is an effective drug target in hypertrophic scar treatment is still not known. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH In the present study, we observed that SIRT1 localized to both the(More)