Yu-Lian Jiao

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We investigated the effects of acetylcholine (ACh) and histamine on intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) and contraction of freshly isolated guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle cells. Previous electrophysiological studies revealed that agonists elicit cation and Cl- currents, but a role for Ca2+ in mediating these effects remains unresolved. Here we(More)
AIM To analyze the association of estrogen receptor alpha (OR alpha) gene polymorphisms with cytokine genes expression in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and controls. METHODS Genomic DNA was extracted and polymorphisms of XbaI, Ukrainian (XX, Xx, or xx genotype) and PvuII (PP, Pp, or pp) in intron 1 of OR alpha gene were detected by(More)
We have previously identified a human vascular smooth muscle clone that can reversibly convert between proliferative and contractile phenotypes. Here we compared receptor-channel coupling in these cells using fura-2 to monitor [Ca(2+)](i) and patch-clamp to record currents. Histamine elevated [Ca(2+)](i) in all cells and caused contraction of cells(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the effect of glucose on the LPS-induced apoptosis of dendritic cells in the intestinal tract of mice and the dendritic cell line DC2.4. METHODS Flow cytometry was used to detect dendritic cell apoptosis both in vivo and in vitro. Hoechst 33258 staining was used to detect the morphological changes characteristic of(More)
Peroxynitrite(ONOO−), a product of nitric oxide and superoxide anion interaction, is a powerful and versatile oxidant. In this work, the human cerebral vascular smooth muscle cells (HCVSMCs) were cultured in vitro and subjected to different concentrations of ONOO−. Cell viability and morphological changes were measured by methylthiazoletetrazolium (MTT)(More)
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