Yuqiang Fang

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BACKGROUND Limited fluid resuscitation has been proven to have a good effect on uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) and norepinephrine (NE) were used to treat vasodilatory or septic shock, and were used to reduce the fluid requirement for uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock. Based on their pressor and hemodynamic stabilization effects, it(More)
Transplantation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) restores endothelial function. The present study was designed to determine the effect of autologous EPCs transplantation on the regeneration of endothelium in mice. Mice splenectomy was performed 14 days before carotid artery injury, and mononuclear cells were isolated and cultured in endothelial growth(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can be mobilized by cytokines and recruited to sites of neovascularization and neointima, where they differentiate into mature endothelial cells. It is thought that stromal cell-derived factor-1alpha (SDF-1alpha) is involved in ischemia-mediated mobilization and homing of EPCs and in vascular injury-mediated(More)
BACKGROUND The authors previously found that 50-60 mmHg mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) was an optimal target resuscitation pressure for hemorrhagic shock before bleeding was controlled in rats. However, the optimal target resuscitation pressure for hemorrhagic shock after bleeding has been controlled has not been determined. METHODS A model of(More)
BACKGROUND The reduced vascular reactivity after severe trauma or shock played an important role in the development and outcome of shock. Our previous study showed that protein kinase C (PKC) took part in the regulation of vascular reactivity after hemorrhagic shock. The objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects of activation of PKC(More)
RhoA, an important member of the Rho family of GTPases, has been implicated in many cellular processes. Our pilot study found that RhoA participated in the regulation of vascular reactivity after shock, but the mechanism was incompletely understood. Whether RhoA regulates vascular reactivity through the Rho kinase-myosin light-chain phosphatase (MLCP) and(More)
A mouse model of endothelial denudation in the common carotid artery is usually established with a flexible wire under a dissecting microscope. In this article, we introduce a modified procedure to establish a carotid arterial injury mouse model in which no dissecting microscope is used. In the nonmicrosurgical procedure, carotid clamps, which were used to(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), a CXCR4-bearing cell line, are thought to positively influence reendothelialization, vascular repair, and angiogenesis. AMD3100, a highly selective antagonist of stromal cell derived factor (SDF)-1 that binds to its receptor, CXCR4, has been shown to induce rapid mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells in mice, dogs,(More)
Estrogen induces endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) migration and proliferation, which may serve as a potential target for coronary artery disease, but the mechanisms are unclear. We hypothesized that estrogen receptors (ERs) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway, which represent particularly important roles of action for estrogen, may(More)
Endrotracheal intubation is critical for some experimental studies in mice, but the animals' small size makes the procedure difficult. The authors describe a new, easily learned retrograde intubation method using angioplasty guide wire. They twice intubated anesthetized mice successfully with no airway complications caused by puncture of the trachea.