Zhong-Kun Wang

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Previous studies have already demonstrated that mitochondria play a key role in Pb-induced apoptosis in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells. To further clarify the underlying mechanism of Pb-induced mitochondrial apoptosis, this study was designed to investigate the role of mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) and its regulatory(More)
Previous studies have shown that cytosolic Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]c) overload was involved in Pb-induced apoptosis in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the source of elevated Ca(2+) and the effect of potential subcellular Ca(2+) redistribution on apoptosis are still unknown. In this study, variations of [Ca(2+)]c in two culture media(More)
Previous study has demonstrated that mitochondrial-dependent apoptotic pathway is involved in the nephroprotective effect of puerarin (PU) against lead-induced cytotoxicity in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells. To further clarify how PU exerts its antiapoptotic effects, this study was designed to investigate the role of mitochondrial(More)
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