Yufeng Huang

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The 5th edition of WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen (2010) represents a comprehensive revision. This article aims to explore the applicability of this manual to andrology laboratories in China mainland in view of sperm count analysis, sperm motility analysis, sperm morphology analysis, sperm function analysis,(More)
Twenty-four individuals were investigated that spanned six generations in a Chinese family affected with an apparently autosomal dominant form of dentinogenesis imperfecta type II (DGI-II, OMIM #125490). All affected individuals presented with typical, clinical and radiographic features of DGI-II, but without bilateral progressive high-frequency(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between azoospermia factor (AZF) microdeletions of the Y-chromosome and recurrent spontaneous abortion. METHODS We collected 26 chorionic villus samples from abortive male embryos and 51 blood samples from the husbands whose wives had recurrent spontaneous abortion, extracted genomic DNA from the samples and detected 12(More)
Recent identification of a counterregulatory axis of the renin-angiotensin system, called angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-angiotensin-(1-7) [ANG-(1-7)]-Mas receptor, may offer new targets for the treatment of renal fibrosis. We hypothesized that therapy with ANG-(1-7) would improve glomerulosclerosis through counteracting ANG II in experimental(More)
Fibrotic renal diseases represent a major health care problem because of their prevalence and the fact that available therapies merely slow, but do not halt progression to renal failure. New therapies to further slow or stop the progression to end stage of renal disease (ESRD) are urgently needed. PAI-1 has emerged as a powerful fibrogenic molecule in(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes more than 700,000 deaths each year in China. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in populations of European ancestry identified several genetic loci for CAD, but no such study has yet been reported in the Chinese population. Here we report a three-stage GWAS in the Chinese Han population. We identified a new(More)
No study available has utilized the new classification scheme (the consensus report of the American Academy of Periodontology 1999) to determine the prevalence of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans in different periodontal conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate prevalence and proportions of A. actinomycetemcomitans serotypes in(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence and level of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and Tannerella forsythensis (T. forsythensis) in subgingival plaque samples from both healthy individuals and periodontal patients in different age groups. METHODS A total of 498 subgingival plaque samples were studied. These samples(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for fetal SRY gene identification using cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma. METHODS Peripheral blood samples were obtained from 30 pregnant women and cell-free DNA was extracted by the phenol/chloroform method from plasma. The nested PCR was carried out to amplify the fragment of(More)