Ya-Ping Wang

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Dietary, smoking, and drinking habits, as well as sociopsychological factors and familial history, were investigated in a case-control study on the etiology of esophageal cancer (EC) in two areas of Shanxi (Yangcheng and Linfen), north central China. Data were analyzed from 326 cases and 396 controls. We identified several factors associated with high or(More)
BACKGROUND There have been reports that the incidence rates of brain tumors have increased over the past few decades, but most have considered all brain tumors together. The authors analyzed the pattern of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) occurrence in Los Angeles County, California to shed light on the incidence and descriptive epidemiology of this type of(More)
BACKGROUND Melamine is an industrial chemical used primarily as plastics stabilizer and fire retardant. On September 11, 2008, melamine-contaminated milk products were reported to be responsible for urinary tract calculi in infants and children in China. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, lesions, risk factors, clinical features, and management(More)
Partial cDNA sequences of TCRgamma and CD3gamma/delta were isolated from the thymus of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) by the method of suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH). Subsequently the full length cDNAs of carp TCRgamma and CD3gamma/delta were obtained by means of 3' RACE and 5' RACE, respectively. The full length of carp TCRgamma chain is(More)
In previous studies of nuclear transplantation, most cloned animals were obtained by intraspecies nuclear transfer and are phenotypically identical to their nuclear donors; furthermore, there was no further report on successful fish cloning since the report of cloned zebrafish. Here we report the production of seven cross-genus cloned fish by transferring(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of genetic polymorphism Val384Asp in hMLH1 gene with the risk of colorectal, gastric, esophageal and breast carcinomas. METHODS A case-control study was taken to investigate the role of Val384Asp in hMLH1 gene in developing these four carcinomas. 233 colorectal, 273 gastric, 90 esophageal and 111 breast cancer(More)
The present study aimed to evaluate the radioprotective efficacy of green tea polyphenols and the component ingredients against irradiated-induced damage in mice and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Green tea polyphenols (GTP 50, 50 and 100 mg/kg, p.o. daily) and its four individual components (25 and 50 mg/kg, p.o. daily) were administrated to the(More)
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) has been shown to be a useful tool for silencing genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio), while the blocking specificity of dsRNA is still of major concern for application. It was reported that siRNA (small interfering RNA) prepared by endoribonuclease digestion (esiRNA) could efficiently silence endogenous gene expression in mammalian(More)
The present study examines the effects of apocynin on oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes in high-fat diet (HFD) induced obese mice. After 12 weeks on HFD, the C57BL/6J mice that clearly exhibited insulin resistance received apocynin (2.4g/L) in their drinking water for five weeks. The results show that apocynin treatment significantly ameliorated(More)
The physiological role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in osteoblast differentiation remains elusive. Exosomal miRNAs isolated from human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) culture were profiled using miRNA arrays containing probes for 894 human matured miRNAs. Seventy-nine miRNAs (∼8.84%) could be detected in exosomes isolated from BMSC culture(More)