Ying-zhong Lin

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the modulatory function of statin therapy on circulating microRNA-92a (miR-92a) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), and to evaluate the possibility of miR-92a as a new target of treatment for endothelial dysfunction. METHODS A case control study was conducted. Prevalence of abnormal blood fat content, statin treatment(More)
BACKGROUND CD4+ T helper (Th) cells play critical roles in the development and progression of atherosclerosis and the onset of acute coronary syndromes (ACS, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and unstable angina pectoris (UAP)). In addition to Th1, Th2, and Th17 cells, Th22 and Th9 subsets have been identified in humans. In the present study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Regulatory T (Treg) cells play a protective role in atherosclerosis prone models and are related to the onset of acute coronary syndromes (ACS, including non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTEACS) and ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEAMI)). CD4+LAP+ Treg cells are a novel subset of Tregs that have been found to ameliorate atherosclerosis in(More)
The imbalance of anti- inflammatory/pro-inflammatory cytokines plays an important role in the process of atherosclerosis. IL-35 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine comprising the p35 subunit of IL-12 and the subunit Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -induced gene 3(EBI3). Accumulating evidence showed that IL-35 up-regulates the expression of anti-inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicating cardiogenic shock underwent various treatments. METHODS From January, 2002 to May, 2007, 47 AMI patients with cardiogenic shock were treated in our department by optimal medication (dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, etc.), intra-aortic balloon(More)
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled study, conducted in Chinese patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. After a 2-week washout period, 236 eligible patients were randomly to receive aranidipine 5-10 mg/d (n = 118) or amlodipine 5-10 mg/d (n = 118) for 10 weeks. The blood pressure and heart rate were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical value of quantitative tissue velocity imaging (QTVI) in detection of regional wall movement abnormalities in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS The segmental left ventricular wall motion velocity was measured in 45 normal subjects and 48 patients with CAD, and the parameters of QTVI were analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2) and Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) have been reported to play a crucial role in tuberculosis, however, little is known about their expression in tuberculous pleuritis. OBJECTIVE The goal of this work is to explore the expressions of TLR2 and TLR4 in tuberculous pleuritis and their predominant expressions on cells. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expression of circulating microRNA-92a (miR-92a) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and the impact of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on such expression. METHODS The level of circulating miR-92a was measured in three groups of patients: 58 STEMI patients received PCI, 24 STEMI patients(More)