YiMing Zheng

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Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) have critical functions in vascular diseases. Haemodynamic factors are important regulators of VSMC functions in vascular pathophysiology. VSMCs are physiologically active in the three-dimensional matrix and interact with the shear stress sensor of endothelial cells (ECs). The purpose of this review is to illustrate how(More)
Angiogenesis plays remarkable roles in the development of atherosclerotic rupture plaques. However, its essential mechanism remains unclear. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether inhibitor of DNA binding-1 or inhibitor of differentiation 1 (Id1) promoted angiogenesis when exposed to oxidised low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), and to determine(More)
The Id1 protein is critical for endothelial cell angiogenesis, and this function is particularly relevant to cancer development, cardiovascular disease, and wound healing. We hypothesized that Id1 enhanced migration and tubulogenesis by controlling the expression and function of p53. In this study, we examined cell migration following Id1 overexpression and(More)
Angiogenesis is a complicated process including endothelial cell proliferation, migration and tube formation. AAMP plays a role in regulating cell migration of multiple cell types. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether AAMP regulates angiogenesis, and to clarify the role of AAMP in the VEGF-induced angiogenesis. We found that AAMP expressed(More)
Compared with early bare-metal stents, drug-eluting stents (DESs) are more effective in treating coronary artery diseases, especially in inhibiting restenosis. However, in-stent restenosis still clinically occurs at a non-negligible rate. More importantly, delayed endothelialization, inflammation, and hypersensitivity trigger subacute or late adverse(More)
An Online Community (OC) is an IT-based social space where people are connected and access various resources during virtual social interaction. Previous IS research reveals that social capital can be a salient determinant of user participation and contribution to OCs. However, most such research assumes that social capital is given and has been built;(More)
The inhibitor of differentiation 1 (Id1) protein is required for tubulogenesis, but the molecular signalling pathways remain unclear. Overexpression (Id1-t) or down-regulation (si-Id1) of Id-1 in cell lines, were used to study the function of Id1. The expression of Id1 and β1-integrin was assessed by Western blotting. Up-regulation of Id1 in human umbilical(More)
Considering that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) may inhibit endothelial cell (EC) migration and proliferation during endothelialization, we hypothesize that the Id1 protein promotes endothelialization exposed to ox-LDL. Cell proliferation was evaluated by cell counts, and cell migration was evaluated by wound closure assay. The role of Id1 in the(More)