Yongtao Wang

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BACKGROUND Changes in activity of polyphenol oxidase (PPO), peroxidase (POD) and β-glucosidase, individual phenolic compounds other than anthocyanins, total phenols, monomeric anthocyanins, polymeric color and instrumental color of strawberry pulps were assessed after high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) (400-600 MPa 5-25 min(-1)) at room temperature. RESULTS(More)
Resveratrol (RES) has been shown to possess many pharmacological activities including protective effect against liver damage induced by hepatotoxins. In the present study, the hepato-protective effect of RES against acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver injury in mice and the involved mechanisms was investigated. This study clearly demonstrated that(More)
UNLABELLED Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the leading cause of drug-induced liver injury. Compensatory liver regeneration is crucial for the final outcome of toxicant-induced injury. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying compensatory liver regeneration in mice after APAP-induced liver injury are not completely understood. This study aimed to(More)
A xylanase gene (xynZF-2) from the Aspergillus niger XZ-3S was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The coding region of the gene was separated by only one intron with the 68 bp in length. It encoded 225 amino acid residues of a protein with a calculated molecular weight of 24.04 kDa plus a signal peptide of 18 amino acids. The amino acid sequence of(More)
The pregnane X receptor (PXR, NR1I2), a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, is activated by a number of clinically prescribed drugs and herbal extracts. The inducible expression of several important cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes has been shown to be regulated by the activation of PXR in the liver. In the current study, reporter gene-transfected(More)
Acetaminophen (APAP) hepatotoxicity is the most common cause of drug-induced liver injury and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the primary antidote of APAP poisoning. Wuzhi tablet (WZ), the active constituents well identified and quantified, is a preparation of an ethanol extract of Schisandra sphenanthera and exerts a protective effect toward APAP-induced(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been shown that blockade of TGF-beta1 signaling with Smad7 prevents experimental peritoneal fibrosis. The present study investigated whether Smad7 has a therapeutic effect on established peritoneal fibrosis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS A rat model of peritoneal fibrosis was induced by a daily intraperitoneal(More)
In recent years, much evidence suggested that vitamin D plays an important role in decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether 1, 25 (OH) 2D3 can modulate inflammation and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetic rat liver. Type 2 diabetes was induced in SD rat with high-fat and high-sugar diets and multiple(More)
Oleanolic acid (OA) is a natural triterpenoid and has been demonstrated to protect against varieties of hepatotoxicants. Recently, however, OA at high doses was reported to produce apparent cholestasis in mice. In this study, we characterized the protective effect of OA at low doses against lithocholic acid (LCA)-induced cholestasis in mice and explored(More)
Schisandra sphenanthera is widely used as a tonic and restorative in many countries to enhance the function of liver and other organs. Wuzhi tablet (WZ) is a preparation of an ethanol extract of Schisandra sphenanthera. Our previous study demonstrated that WZ exerted a protective effect toward acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity. However, the(More)