Zhi Xiao Wang

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To determine the number and function of naturally occurring CD4(+)CD25(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (nTregs) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to determine the effects of a low dose of atorvastatin treatment (20 mg/day) on nTregs.Patients with ACS were randomly divided into a group receiving conventional therapy (n = 60) or conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) are clinically cardiovascular events associated with dyslipidemia in common. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes in the APOA1/C3/A5 gene cluster are associated with diabetes and familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH). Little is known about whether the polymorphisms in these genes affect lipid(More)
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of plaques inside arteries, leading to narrowing and blockage. Potential therapeutic strategies include expanding the population of regulatory T-cells (Tregs) to enhance atheroprotective immunity, and inhibiting the formation of macrophage foam cells. Here, we studied the(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a life threatening respiratory condition characterized by breakdown of the alveolar-capillary barrier, leading to flooding of the alveolar space producing the classical chest radiograph of bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. In this study, we employed lung protective ventilation strategies in patients without acute lung(More)
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