Yuchuan Huang

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BACKGROUND With the development of technologies to look at the expression levels of hundreds of miRNAs at a time and the clear role of miRNAs in cancers, groups began looking at miRNAs profiles of different cancers, especially the circulating miRNAs. We intended to make sure whether circulating miRNAs could be a promising biomarker of human cancers. (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We previously showed that microRNAs (miRNAs) in plasma are potential biomarkers for cigarette smoking-related lung fibrosis. Here, we want to find out promising miRNAs for early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma miRNAs profiling was performed in COPD patients, asthma patients, and(More)
It is well-known that tobacco smoke is a definite causative agent important for human health. Epidemiological research has proven that smoking is a cause of various serious and fatal diseases. However, never-smokers comprise a high proportion of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. To determine whether lung cancer patients in never smokers have(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal cancer is a global heath problem. The prognosis for advanced oesophageal cancer is generally unfavourable, but early-stage asymptomatic oesophageal cancer is basically curable and could achieve better survival rates. The two most commonly used tests are cytologic examination and endoscopy with mucosal iodine staining. The efficacy of(More)
Numerous efforts have been made to indentify reliable and predictive biomarkers to detect the early signs of smoking-induced lung disease. Using 6-month cigarette smoking in mice, we have established smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF). Microarray analyses and cytokine/chemokine biomarker measurements were made to select circulating microRNAs(More)
It is an urgent need to induce and keep the donor-specific immune tolerance without affecting the function of normal immune defense and immune surveillance in clinical organ transplantation. Large number of studies showed that both the establishment of donor-recipient chimerism and the application of antibodies or drugs could obtain the donor-specific(More)
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are considered to be critical for the induction of transplant tolerance. Tregs counts were measured in blood, biopsy and urine sample after transplantation in many studies. Although not unanimous, some studies have suggested that Tregs is associated with better outcome and can also serve as an immune marker to predict the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence shows that allograft survival rates show a positive correlation with the number of circulating T regulatory cells (Tregs). This study investigated both the number and the cytokine profiles exhibited by Foxp3+ Tregs in blood, spleen and lymph nodes of Lewis rat recipients of BN rat cardiac allografts after a single-dose of(More)
Organ transplantation is the only choice for treatment of end-stage disease. The ischemia reperfusion injury (I/RI) occurring after cold ischemia is an unavoidable injury during transplantation, which is also one of the main causes of graft failure. Multiple mechanisms have been postulated to explain tissue injury that occurs after I/RI. It is well-known(More)