Xinguang Liu

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Abnormal splicing of LMNA gene or aberrant processing of prelamin A results in progeroid syndrome. Here we show that lamin A interacts with and activates SIRT1. SIRT1 exhibits reduced association with nuclear matrix (NM) and decreased deacetylase activity in the presence of progerin or prelamin A, leading to rapid depletion of adult stem cells (ASCs) in(More)
Specific point mutations in lamin A gene have been shown to accelerate aging in humans and mice. Particularly, a de novo mutation at G608G position impairs lamin A processing to produce the mutant protein progerin, which causes the Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome. The premature aging phenotype of Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome is largely(More)
T-helper (Th) 22 and Th17 cells are implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. The roles of Th22 cells in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remain unsettled. CD4+IFNγ−IL17−IL-22+ T cells (Th22 cells), CD4+IFNγ−IL-22−IL17+ T cells (pure Th17 cells), CD4+IL17+ T cells (Th17 cells), and CD4+IFNγ+ T cells (Th1 cells) in RA,(More)
BACKGROUND T-helper (Th) 22 is involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The roles of Th22 cells in the pathophysiological of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remain unsettled. So we examined the frequencies of Th22 cells, Th17 cells and Th1 cells in peripheral blood (PB) from patients with AS and patients with RA(More)
BACKGROUND Immunological mechanisms are increasingly recognized in the progression of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Early-stage MDS (E-MDS) is characterized by autoimmune-mediated myelosuppression whereas late-stage MDS (L-MDS) involves immune evasion, giving dysplastic cells growth potential to progress into acute myeloid leukemia. T-helper (Th) 22 is(More)
Many genes that affect replicative lifespan (RLS) in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae also affect aging in other organisms such as C. elegans and M. musculus. We performed a systematic analysis of yeast RLS in a set of 4,698 viable single-gene deletion strains. Multiple functional gene clusters were identified, and full genome-to-genome comparison(More)
miRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that play an important role in numerous physiological processes. Common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in pre-miRNAs may change their property through altering miRNAs expression and/or maturation, resulting in diverse functional consequences. To date, the role of genetic variants in pre-miRNAs on coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Emodin inhibited the activity of TPK and CK2 and the degradation of I-kappaB. Apigenin inhibited the activity of MAPK and PI(3)K. In this study the authors observed the effect of emodin and apigenin on the invasion of HO-8910PM cells in vitro. METHODS Trypan blue dye exclusion assay was used to examine the cytotoxity of emodin and(More)
BACKGROUND IL-17-secreting CD8+ T cells (Tc17 subset) have recently been defined as a subpopulation of effector T cells implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. The role of Tc17 and correlation with Th17 cells in the pathophysiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) remain unsettled. DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 47 ITP patients (20(More)
Activation of Sir2 orthologs is proposed to increase lifespan downstream of dietary restriction. Here, we describe an examination of the effect of 32 different lifespan-extending mutations and four methods of DR on replicative lifespan (RLS) in the short-lived sir2Δ yeast strain. In every case, deletion of SIR2 prevented RLS extension; however, RLS(More)