Xuemei Jiang

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Chronic inflammation and remodeling of the bronchial wall are basic hallmarks of asthma. During the process of bronchial wall remodeling, inflammatory factors, such as transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), are known to induce the differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts, which leads to excessive synthesis and secretion of extracellular matrix(More)
Tubeimoside I (TBMS I), an extract from Chinese herbal medicine Bolbostemma paniculatum (MAXIM.) FRANQUET (Cucurbitaceae) has been shown as a potent anti-tumor agent for a variety of human cancers, but yet to be evaluated for hepatoma that is highly prevalent in Eastern Asian countries including China. Here, we examined in vitro the cytotoxic effects of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been associated with occurrence and prognosis of ischemic stroke. This study aimed to evaluate whether an association exists between MetS and early neurological deterioration (END) following acute ischemic stroke and the possible role inflammatory biomarkers play. METHODS AND RESULTS . We conducted a(More)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 33 (ADAM33) has been identified as an asthma susceptibility gene; however, the role of ADAM33 in the pathogenesis and progression of asthma remains to be elucidated. As ADAM33 is predominantly expressed in airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs), it is feasible to investigate whether ADAM33 protein expression is correlated(More)
This is an original report proposed a CE method for direct analysis of the underivatized amino acids using UV detection with relatively higher sensitivity, which was based on coordination interactions between amino acids and Cu (II) ions. In addition, an online sweeping preconcentration technique was easily combined to improve the detection sensitivity.(More)
Egg yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) is a superior functional equivalent to mammalian IgG. However, the preparation of refined and highly purified IgY is still attributed as difficult task. Protein M (a transmembrane protein from human mycoplasma) has been newly demonstrated as an ideal affinity regent for mammalian antibody purification. This study aimed to(More)
Desertification is the result of complex interactions among various factors, including climate change and human activities. However, previous research generally focused on either meteorological factors associated with climate change or human factors associated with human activities, and lacked quantitative assessments of their interaction combined with(More)
Tubeimoside I (TBMS I) is a natural compound extracted from Bolbostemma paniculatum (Maxim.) Franquet (Cucurbitaceae), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine widely used for the treatment of inflammation. Recently, it has been suggested that TBMS I may be a potent anticancer agent for a variety of human cancers. However, TBMS I is known to distribute(More)
The functions of immunoglobulin transporting receptors (Ig transporting receptors) in immune system encompass from passive immunity to adaptive immunity by transporting immunoglobulins (Igs) and prolonging their half-life as well as enhancing immunosurveillance. Prior to the weaning, Ig transportations from mother to offspring confer the immediate passive(More)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 8 (ADAM8) has been identified as a signature gene associated with moderate and severe asthma. Studies in mice have demonstrated that the severity of asthma can be reduced by either transgenic knock-out or by antibodies blocking ADAM8 function, highlighting ADAM8 as potential drug target for asthma therapy. Here, we(More)