Xiaobei Wang

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a serious threat to human health, with China being one of the highly affected countries. However, the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is still unclear. Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) which represents the major protein component of high-density lipoprotein is normally secreted by hepatocytes. When hepatocytes are(More)
BACKGROUND Production of L-sorbose from D-sorbitol by Gluconobacter oxydans is the first step to produce L-ascorbic acid on industrial scale. The sldhAB gene, which encodes the sorbitol dehydrogenase (SLDH), was overexpressed in an industrial strain G. oxydans WSH-003 with a strong promoter, P tufB . To enhance the mRNA abundance, a series of artificial(More)
Galectin-9 (Gal-9) plays an important role in both the immune response and tumor progression, while microRNAs act as tumor regulators to mediate tumorigenesis. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unknown. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between Gal-9 and microRNA-mediated regulation in liver cancer. We examined Gal-9(More)
BACKGROUND Foxp3 plays important roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. To investigate the association between Foxp3 gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility to Graves' disease (GD) in Chinese Han population, four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) including -2383, -3279, -3499 in the promoter and IVS9+459 in the intron were genotyped. (More)
BACKGROUND There are limited prospective data on clopidogrel resistance and clinical outcome of patients with selective coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether clopidogrel resistance is associated with long-term thrombotic events in patients with selective coronary DES implantation. METHODS A total of 154(More)
Accumulating evidence demonstrates the important roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in tumor development and progression. miR-26a has been reported to be downregulated in several types of cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma, but the underlying mechanism of how miR-26a is repressed remains largely unknown. In the present study, we performed western blot(More)
AIM This study aimed to investigate the expressions of serum miR-21, miR-26a and miR-101 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their diagnostic value. METHODS Serum levels of miR-21, miR-26a and miR-101 were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in 52 HCC patients, 42 chronic hepatitis (CH) patients and 43 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Foxp3 plays important roles in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as human malignancies. This study aimed to investigate the association between Foxp3 gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility to differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC). METHODS Genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND Local application of statins has shown potential in preventing and regenerating bone loss associated with experimental periodontitis. This study evaluates the effect of a novel simvastatin (SIM) prodrug (capable of delivering high doses to periodontitis inflammatory lesion and cells) on experimental periodontitis bone loss and inflammation. (More)
Although the tumor suppressive role of miR-101 is well documented in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), how the expression of miR-101 itself is regulated remains elusive. In the present study, we demonstrated that the miR-101 precursor pre-miR-101-1 could be regulated by an important epigenetic regulator, the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2). Reporter gene(More)