Yaqin Chen

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Hematocrit is an important hemorheological parameter. Both hematocrit and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease. However, there is no study to explore the direct relationship of hematocrit with NAFLD. METHODS Hematocrit levels were analyzed from 1,821 Chinese Han adults, and(More)
There is substantial evidence indicating that the WNT signaling pathway is activated in various cancer cell types including breast cancer. Previous studies reported that FH535, a small molecule inhibitor of the WNT signaling pathway, decreased growth of cancer cells but not normal fibroblasts, suggesting this pathway plays a role in tumor progression and(More)
BACKGROUND Healthy lifestyle changes are thought to mediate cardiovascular disease risk through pathways affecting endothelial function and progression of atherosclerosis; however, the extent, persistence, and clinical significance of molecular change during lifestyle modification are not well known. We examined the effect of a rigorous cardiovascular(More)
Reactive carbonyl species (RCS) have been widely used as indicators of oxidative stress. However, the associations of carbonyl stress with aging process and biochemical alteration of erythrocyte are still poorly understood. Fresh blood samples in vacutainer tubes containing sodium heparinate were obtained from 874 volunteers who were divided into young,(More)
To study the role of oxidative stress in hypertension and pre-hypertension, this study analysed plasma levels of reactive carbonyl species (RCS) in 1204 Chinese Han adults. Results showed a statistically significant positive correlation (p < 0.001) between blood pressure and plasma RCS levels with or without being adjusted for covariates.(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with the increased burden of kidney. However, there is still no large population study to explore the potential relationship between NAFLD and mild kidney function damage (MKFD) after adjusted for confounding factors. This study is to test the hypothesis that NAFLD is associated with MKFD(More)
Genetics is considered as an important risk factor in the pathological changes of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Substantia nigra (SN) is thought to be the most vulnerable area in this process. In recent decades, however, few related long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the SN of PD patients had been identified and the functions of those lncRNAs had been studied(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, there is still no large cohort study to explore the direct risk role of oxidative stress for NAFLD. This study is to test the hypothesis that elevated oxidative stress is a direct risk factor for the pathogenesis of NAFLD(More)
Using the algebra transformation method, we develop and demonstrate the use of the delta-P(1) approximation to improve steady-state radiative-transfer estimates on spatial scales comparable to the mean free path. We show that the delta-P(1) approximation agrees well with Monte Carlo simulation from source to infinity when we choose an appropriate parameter(More)
Telomerase is closely related to tumor, and hTERT is the rate-limiting factor for telomerase activity. The transcription and expression of hTERT is determined by hTERT promoter, which has the ability of anchoring telomerase positive cells. RNA interference (RNAi) has been potentially used in the functional genomics and gene therapy recently. However, the(More)