Zhenzhong Li

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Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant tumor of bone. Recent studies have proven long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the tumorigenesis and progression of cancer. However, few lncRNAs have been investigated in osteosarcoma. Here, we reported a novel lncRNA, tumor suppressor candidate 7 (TUSC7), was significantly downregulated in(More)
Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP) has emerged as the most common complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which is associated with neuronal injury in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). With the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, especially nucleoside analogs, patients are living longer. Some of the antiretroviral drugs(More)
A large number of neuroanatomical, neurophysiologic, and neurochemical mechanisms are thought to contribute to the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain. However, mechanisms responsible for neuropathic pain have not been completely delineated. It has been demonstrated that neuropeptide galanin (Gal) is upregulated after injury in the dorsal root(More)
Selection for phomopsis stem blight disease (PSB) resistance is one of the key objectives in lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) breeding programs. A cross was made between cultivar Tanjil (resistant to PSB) and Unicrop (susceptible). The progeny was advanced into F8 recombinant inbred lines (RILs). The RIL population was phenotyped for PSB disease resistance.(More)
Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication associated with diabetes and is frequently painful. However, mechanisms responsible for diabetic neuropathic pain are still unclear. Experimental evidence has shown that the galanin and its receptor are involved in pain sensitization. The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of galanin and(More)
Sex hormones have profound effects on immune responses and may influence the outcome of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We investigated the effect of gonadal steroids on the production of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and IL-6, cytokines believed to be important in the pathogenesis of RA. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were(More)
Our previous study described the amplification of a genomic sequence containing exon 9 of CFTR in the human genome. Here we report that this CFTR sequence is part of a large duplicated sequence unit, provisionally named LCR7-20. Through successive screening of two human chromosome 7-specific cosmid libraries to construct a cosmid contig, we assembled two(More)
Inflammatory damage plays an important role in cerebral ischemic pathogenesis and represents a new target for treatment of stroke. Shikonin has gained attention for its prominent anti-inflammatory property, but up to now little is known about shikonin treatment in acute ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential neuroprotective(More)
Neuregulin-1β (NRG-1β) signaling has multiple functions in neurons. To assess NRG-1β on neurite outgrowth and neuronal migration in vitro, organotypic dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neuronal culture model was established. Neurite outgrowth and neuronal migration were evaluated using this culture model in the presence (5nmol/L, 10nmol/L, 20nmol/L) or absence of(More)
Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE) is partly caused by mutations in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) genes CHRNA4, CHRNB2, and CHRNA2. Cases of non-familial nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (NFLE) are more common than the familial type and the phenotypes of the two are similar. CHRNA4 mutations have been found in sporadic(More)