Ya-juan Zhao

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IgA nephropathy (IgAN) or Berger’s disease is a slowly progressing disease that leads to end-stage renal disease in 50 % of the patients within 25 years of the disease. However, several factors are associated with the accelerated progression of this disease causing early development of end-stage disease. Persistent proteinuria or hematuria, poorly(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible mechanism of placental dysfunction in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). METHODS Serum level of cholylglycine (CG) in 30 cases with ICP (ICP group) and 27 normal pregnant women (control group) was examined by radio-immunoassay before delivery. bax and bcl-2 level in placenta was detected by(More)
Our aim is to investigate the cytobiological effects of autologous platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) on dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and to explore the ectopic and orthotopic possibilities of dental pulp revascularization and pulp-dentin complex regeneration along the root canal cavities of the tooth by using a novel tissue-engineered transplant composed of(More)
BACKGROUND A rodent occlusal hypofunction model has been widely established in jawbone-related studies. However, the effects of occlusal stimuli, with total elimination of molar contacts, and its rehabilitation on mandibular remodeling remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight 5-wk-old Sprague-Dawley male rats were used. Twenty-four experimental(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of psychological stress on periodontitis healing in rats and the contribution of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) expression to the healing process. METHODS Ninety-six rats were randomly distributed into control group, periodontitis group, and periodontitis plus stress group. Then, the rats were sacrificed at(More)
Experimental and non-experimental stress significantly increase masseter muscle tone, which has been linked to the symptoms and pathogenesis of several stomatognathic system diseases. Until now, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon has remained unclear. The current study was performed to determine the mechanism of the stress-induced increase in masseter(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the protective effects of glutamine (Gln) on brain cells undergoing experimental endotoxemia induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection. Young rats were injected with LPS or control, and a subset of LPS-injected rats were pretreated with Gln. Electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry were used to visualize(More)
A series of amino acid ester derivatives containing 5-fluorouracil were synthesized using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC*HCl) and N-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBt) as a coupling agent. The structures of the products were assigned by NMR, MS, IR etc. The in vitro antitumor activity tests against leukaemia HL-60 and liver cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the expression of platelet-derived growth factor-B (PDGF-B) and its receptor-β (PDGFR-β) in rat cerebral cortex following sepsis and explored the possible underlying mechanism of neuro-protective effect of glutamine (Gln). METHODS One hundred and twenty 10-day-old Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: a(More)
It is commonly accepted that psychological stress contributes to the development of temporomandibular joint disorders, in which chronic orofacial pain is the main symptom. However, the central mechanism underlying the development of these disorders has remained unclear. The current study was performed to determine the involvement of the glia in the(More)