Yanlin Zhang

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Sesuvium portulacastrum, a mangrove plant from seashore, is a halophyte species well adapted to salinity and drought. Some efforts have been made to describe its physiological and structural characteristics on salt and drought-tolerance, but the underlying molecular mechanism and key components have not yet been identified. Here, a fructose-1,6-bisphosphate(More)
OBJECTIVES Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) may induce autophagy, apoptosis, necrosis or proliferation of cultured endothelial cells depending on the concentration and exposure time. Our previous studies found that ox-LDL exposure for 6 h increases the autophagic level of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in a concentration-dependent(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammation is a key feature in acid aspiration-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but the factors that trigger inflammation are unclear. The authors hypothesize that extracellular histones, a newly identified inflammatory mediator, play important roles in the pathogenesis of ARDS. METHODS The authors used a(More)
BACKGROUND During the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), neutrophils play a central role in the pathogenesis, and their activation requires interaction with the endothelium. Extracellular histones have been recognized as pivotal inflammatory mediators. This study was to investigate the role of pulmonary endothelial activation during the(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the protective effects of Paeoniflorin (PF) against injury induced by AGE-modified bovine serum albumin (AGE-BSA) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and to examine the underlying mechanisms of these effects. A 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to(More)
The increasing utilization of surfactants generates a great amount of wastes. Surfactants and their more toxic degradation by-products in the environment affect the biota greatly. In particular, the low biodegradation of nonionic surfactants requires efficient oxidation treatments. In addition, the extracted contaminants by high concentrations of non-ionic(More)
A simple and rapid method is described for reliable determination of ultra-trace concentrations of mercury based on a novel combination of a sequential injection (SI) system with cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (CVAAS). The SI-CVAAS method achieved a very high sampling frequency of 180h(-1), a detection limit of 0.2-0.3ngmL(-1), a dynamic range(More)
The long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are RNA transcripts more than 200 nucleotides in length, which do not encode proteins. The lncRNAs are emerging as an important regulator of biological process, such as chromatin remodeling, gene transcription, protein transport, and trafficking through diverse mechanisms. The lncRNAs play crucial role in various(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein- (Ox-LDL-) induced autophagy dysfunction in human vascular endothelial cells contributes to the development of atherosclerosis (AS). Resveratrol (RSV) protects against Ox-LDL-induced endothelium injury. The objective of this study was to determine the mechanisms underlying Ox-LDL-induced autophagy dysfunction and(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a major cause of brain injury and mortality; delayed neurological syndrome (DNS) is encountered in survivors of acute CO exposure. The toxic effects of CO have been attributed to oxidative stress induced by hypoxia. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is the inducible heme oxygenase isoform, and its induction acts as an important(More)