Xiaohong Lin

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We developed efficient genetic transformation protocols for two species of duckweed, Lemna gibba (G3) and Lemna minor (8627 and 8744), using Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer. Partially differentiated nodules were co-cultivated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens harboring a binary vector containing β-glucuronidase and nptII expression cassettes. Transformed(More)
For more than a decade now, the regulatory T (Treg) cell has widely been considered as a critical subpopulation of T cells which can suppress effector T cell responses as well as suppressing the activity of other immune cells, such as mast cell, dendritic cells, and B cells. Treg cells have been broadly characterized as comprising of two main populations:(More)
OBJECTIVE Current approaches offer no cures for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Accumulating evidence has revealed that manipulation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) may have the potential to control or even prevent RA, but BM-MSC-based therapy faces many challenges, such as limited cell availability and reduced clinical feasibility. This(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major vascular complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and reveals high mortality. Serum levels of chemerin have been suggested to be involved in glucose and lipid metabolism and associated with several cardiovascular factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of serum chemerin(More)
Susceptibility of Paulownia elongata S.Y. Hu (princess tree) to Agrobacterium tumefaciens and A. rhizogenes was demonstrated by inoculating in vitro shoots. Shoots had a gall formation frequency of ≥83% when inoculated with any of three A. tumefaciens strains (542, A281, or C58). Timing of gall appearance and type of callus proliferation differed among A.(More)
Metformin improves insulin sensitivity in insulin sensitive tissues such as liver, muscle and fat. However, the functional roles and the underlying mechanism of metformin action in pancreatic β cells remain elusive. Here we show that, under normal growth condition, metformin suppresses MIN6 β cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis via an AMPK-dependent(More)
B cell-activating factor belonging to the TNF family (BAFF) exerts its pathogenic role in supporting the survival and proliferation of B cells, regulating class switch recombination as well as the selection of autoreactive B cells. Overexpression of BAFF induces a dramatic expansion of activated B cells, particularly marginal zone B cells, as well as(More)
OBJECTIVE Although most women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) return to normal glucose tolerance after delivery, they have increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the relationships between plasma levels of Lp-pla2 and AGEs and cardiometabolic risk factors in women with GDM. METHODS 190 women with GDM (cases) and(More)
CONTEXT Clinical evidence on the consequential effects of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is scarcely available. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of CGM on maternal glycemic control and pregnancy outcomes in patients with GDM . PATIENTS In total, 340(More)
BACKGROUND The relative contributions of a cluster of metabolic risk factors to pregnancy complications are not fully understood. We investigated the correlation between clustering of metabolic risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS This prospective cohort study was performed on pregnant women who sought health care during their whole(More)