Ying-ying Zheng

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and distribution of type 2 diabetes and to determine the status of type 2 diabetes awareness, treatment, and control in Xinjiang, China. Our data came from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS) study designed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Xinjiang(More)
OBJECTIVE. Recent study suggested that the genetic polymorphisms of serum amyloid A protein (SAA) were linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of SAA and ankle-to-brachial index (ABI) in healthy subjects has not been studied. We investigated the role of the SAA1 gene polymorphisms with ABI. METHODS AND(More)
In a previous study, we reported a novel single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) 698C>T (P233L) in the gene, C5L2. This gene has been demonstrated to encode a functional receptor of acylation-stimulating protein (ASP), a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), that has been shown to influence insulin secretion in cultured pancreatic islet cells in vitro and is a(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum uric acid (SUA) is a cardiovascular risk marker associated with inflammation. The serum amyloid A protein (SAA) is an inflammatory factor and is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of SAA and SUA levels has not been studied. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND C5L2 has been demonstrated to be a functional receptor of acylation-stimulating protein (ASP), which is a stimulator of triglyceride synthesis or glucose transport. However, little is known about the variations in the coding region of the C5L2 gene and their association with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We(More)
AIM To investigate the appropriate time for combination therapy in HBeAg positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS Thirty HBeAg positive CHB patients with decompensated cirrhosis were enrolled in the study. All of the patients were given 48 wk combination therapy with lamivudine (LAM) and adefovir dipivoxil (ADV).(More)
BACKGROUND In China, patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated liver disease are getting older, and thus the number of deaths due to such disease is increasing. The efficacy of combination therapy with ribavirin and interferon for chronic HCV infection in elderly patients has not been fully clarified. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
C5L2, a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), has been demonstrated to be a ligand for acylation-stimulating protein (ASP). The aim of the present study is to evaluate the association of a novel variation (901A > G) of C5L2 gene with coronary artery disease (CAD). We identified a novel single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), (901G > A), in exon 2 using a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify the best single predictor of metabolic syndrome by comparing the predictive ability of various anthropometric and atherogenic parameters among a Uighur population in Xinjiang, northwest China. METHODS A total of 4767 Uighur participants were selected from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS), which was carried out(More)
Aortic pulse wave velocity, calculated from pulse transit time (PTT), is often used as an indicator of arterial stiffness and suggested to be standardized for heart rate (HR). This study aimed to determine whether PTT obtained directly from radial arterial waveforms could be used to assess arterial stiffness and the effect of HR on it. Measurements of(More)