Yabing Chen

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OBJECTIVE Proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributes to restenosis after coronary intervention. We have shown previously that increased expression of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) limits VSMC apoptosis. Because apoptosis and proliferation appear to be linked, we sought to determine whether increased PAI-1 would affect(More)
We have shown that both free fatty acids (FFA) and triglycerides (TG) increase expression of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) in vivo and in vitro. To determine signaling mechanisms responsible, HepG2 cells were exposed to FFA, emulsified TG, or the combination. The combination of FFA and TG increased PAI-1 to a greater extent than either(More)
Oxidative stress represents excessive intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which plays a major role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Besides having a critical impact on the development and progression of vascular pathologies including atherosclerosis and diabetic vasculopathy, oxidative stress also regulates physiological(More)
Pancreatic cancer is highly malignant with limited therapy and a poor prognosis. TRAIL-activating therapy has been promising, however, clinical trials have shown resistance and limited responses of pancreatic cancers. We investigated the effects of calmodulin(CaM) antagonists, trifluoperazine(TFP) and tamoxifen(TMX), on TRA-8-induced apoptosis and(More)
This study aimed to establish yak mammary epithelial cells (YMECs) for an in vitro model of yak mammary gland biology. The primary culture of YMECs was obtained from mammary gland tissues of lactating yak and then characterized using immunocytochemistry, RT-PCR, and western blot analysis. Whether foreign genes could be transfected into the YMECs were(More)
  • Xin Song, Paul J Smith, Frank B Alt, Benjemin Kedem, Eric V Slud, Abram Kagan +10 others
Construction of control charts for multivariate process dispersion is not as straightforward as for the process mean. Because of the complexity of out of control scenarios, a general method is not available. In this dissertation, we consider the problem of monitoring multivariate dispersion from two perspectives. First, we derive asymptotic approximations(More)
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