Yan-Chun Wang

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Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for 10-15% of all strokes and is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Currently, no effective medical treatment is available to improve functional outcomes in patients with ICH. Potential therapies targeting secondary brain injury are arousing a great deal of interest in translational studies. Increasing(More)
Mutations in the gene coding for the chloride channel ClC-5 cause Dent's disease, a disease associated with proteinuria and renal stones. Studies in ClC-5 knockout mice suggest that this phenotype is related to defective endocytosis of low molecular weight proteins and membrane proteins by the renal proximal tubule. In this study, confocal micrographs of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiological status on rotavirus diarrhea in Kunming to improve the rotavirus vaccine immunization program. METHODS A hospital-based sentinel surveillance program for rotavirus was set up among children less than 5 years old with acute diarrhea in Kunming Children's Hospital. Clinical information and fecal specimens were(More)
AIM To investigate the association between the tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (TagSNPs) of NOD1 and NOD2 and the risk of developing gastric cancer. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study including 296 incident gastric cancer patients and 160 gastritis controls. Eight TagSNPs in the NOD1 and NOD2 genes were selected from the Hapmap(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress which is an important factor in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) leads to the selective loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons in PD. Resveratrol is a well known antioxidant that exerts extensive pharmacological effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of resveratrol derived from Polygonum cuspidatum(More)
The possible health risks of heavy metals contamination to local population through food chain were evaluated in Beijing and Tianjin city cluster, China, where have a long history of sewage irrigation. The transfer factors (TF) for heavy metals from soil to vegetables for six elements including Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr, As and Cd were calculated and the pollution(More)
Studies have shown that expression of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is associated with enhanced glutathione (GSH) efflux from airway epithelial cells, implicating a role for CFTR in the control of oxidative stress in the airways. To define the mechanism underlying CFTR-associated GSH flux, we studied wild-type and mutant CFTR(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) causing mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) lead to mislocalization of CFTR protein from the brush border membrane of epithelial tissues and/or its dysfunction as a chloride channel. In initial reports, it was proposed that certain channels from the ClC family of chloride channels may provide(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a common type of fatal stroke, accounting for about 15% to 20% of all strokes. Hemorrhagic strokes are associated with high mortality and morbidity, and increasing evidence shows that innate immune responses and inflammatory injury play a critical role in ICH-induced neurological deficits. However, the signaling pathways(More)
Acupuncture for the treatment of Parkinson's disease has a precise clinical outcome. This study investigated the effect of electroacupuncture at Fengfu (GV16) and Taichong (LR3) acupoints in rat models of Parkinson's disease induced by subcutaneous injection of rotenone into rat neck and back. Reverse transcription-PCR demonstrated that brain-derived(More)