Xiaoya Zheng

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TCF7L2 and SLC30A8 have been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as well as with impaired proinsulin processing recently, enzymes encoded by PCSK1 and PCSK2 are reported to play an important role in the process of proinsulin conversion. To investigate whether the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of TCF7L2, SLC30A8, PCSK1 and(More)
Amylin is the major constituent of pancreatic islet amyloid whose accumulation characterizes patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although amylin is tightly linked with T2DM, in many cases, proamylin may be the more toxic species. As the precursor of amylin, however, the pathophysiological role of proamylin remains unknown. In this study, we(More)
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) is correlated to many adverse effects on metabolism and increased cardiovascular risk. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a protease that promotes IGF-I availability in vascular tissues in recent study, and PAPP-A levels have been proposed as an early predictor of cardiac events. The aim of our study was(More)
BACKGROUND MST-4 and TRAF-6 are involved in the regulation of inflammatory and immune responses. However, whether they participate in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) has not yet been reported. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of MST-4 and TRAF-6 in the peripheral blood of patients with GD to understand their(More)
Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is correlated to many adverse effects on metabolism and increases cardiovascular risk. 40 patients with AGHD and 40 healthy subjects were included. Anthropometric parameters such as body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio were measured. Meanwhile, plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride, high(More)
Previous studies found elevated serum uric acid (SUA) was associated with the development or progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in general population; in this study we aim to investigate the association of SUA and the severity of NAFLD based on grade of fatty liver on ultrasonography in non-obese subjects. Data were obtained from(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM Previous studies found famine exposure was associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). In the study, we investigated the relationship between Chinese famine exposure and the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adult women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were obtained from subjects via routine physical(More)
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