Xiu-fang Wang

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The examination of HCV virological clearance through several randomized clinical trials of telaprevir in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C. METHODOLOGY We analyzed the effect of telaprevir on the end of treatment virological response and the sustained response, and investigated its harmful effect using meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled(More)
AIM To investigate the hepatoprotective effects and antioxidant activity of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) in rats with liver fibrosis. METHODS A total of 75 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to seven experimental groups: a normal group (n = 10), a vehicle group (n = 10), a model group (n = 15), a vitamin E group (n = 10), and three(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) accumulation and interleukin 10 (IL-10) and interleukin 12 (IL-12) levels during the onset of asthma in both pediatric patients and mouse models, as well as their possible roles in the development of asthma. METHODS Peripheral blood samples were gathered from children with asthma attacks(More)
BACKGROUND Fatty liver is a common chronic liver disease worldwide. It is associated with an increasing morbidity in China in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of drinking alcohol on the hemoglobin and biochemical values of patients with fatty liver. METHODS We investigated the clinical and laboratory data of 669 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the sorption by montmorillonite of creatinine and the accelerating effect of montmorillonite on creatinine excretion from the intestine. METHODS The sorption of montmorillonite was observed in vitro. Also, rat intestinal tract and blood vessels were perfused circularly with perfusate with or without creatinine,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) levels in peripheral blood of infants with recurrent wheezing, and the role of MDSC in the development of recurrent wheezing. METHODS Thirty-one infants with recurrent wheezing at wheezing attacks were randomly enrolled in the study. Twenty-seven infants with bronchopneumonia and 27 preoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the changes and clinical significance of lymphocyte subsets in infants with bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, and bronchiolitis. METHODS A total of 111 children with bronchitis, 418 children with bronchopneumonia, and 83 children with bronchiolitis were enrolled as disease groups, and 235 healthy children were enrolled as control(More)
Potato virus Y (PVY) and Myzus persicae are important pests of tobacco and potato crops. Myzus persicae can transmit PVY in a non-persistent manner. In this study, we investigated whether tobacco plants infected with PVY affected the performance and behavior of M. persicae by comparing growth, reproduction, and stylet penetration behaviors of M. persicae on(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression and significance of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)/eukaryote initiating factor 4E binding protein 1(4EBP1)/hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway in asthmatic mice. METHODS Forty SPF level 6-8 week-old female Balb/C mice were randomly divided into(More)