Zhong-Wei Lv

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Dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contributes to diabetic vascular disease. MicroRNAs (miRs) have emerged as key regulators of diverse cellular processes including angiogenesis. We recently reported that miR-126, miR-130a, miR-21, miR-27a, and miR-27b were downregulated in EPCs from type II diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, and(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU), an autosomal recessive disorder of amino acid metabolism caused by mutations in the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene, leads to childhood mental retardation by exposing neurons to cytotoxic levels of phenylalanine (Phe). A recent study showed that the mitochondria-mediated (intrinsic) apoptotic pathway is involved in Phe-induced(More)
BACKGROUND While many studies have shown that levels of miR-26a are lower in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the role and mechanism of miR-26a in PTC are unclear. METHOD We used database searches to select potential mRNA targets of miR-26a. Anti-miR-26a, miR-26a mimic, siRNA for CKS2 and their effects on cell growth, cell-cycle distribution and colony(More)
Theranostic nanoparticles based on superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) have a great promise for tumor diagnosis and gene therapy. However, the availability of theranostic nanoparticles with efficient gene transfection and minimal toxicity remains a big challenge. In this study, we construct an intelligent SPIO-based nanoparticle comprising a SPIO inner core(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the relationship between miR-506 and proliferation and migration of breast cancer cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS MiR-506 mimics, inhibitor, and negative control (NC) were transfected into MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Cell proliferation, cell counting, colony formation assay, and Transwell assay were applied to(More)
Osteoblast and adipocyte are derived from common mesenchymal progenitor cells. The bone loss of osteoporosis is associated with altered progenitor differentiation from an osteoblastic to an adipocytic lineage. In this study, a comparative analysis of gene expression profiling using cDNA microarray and realtime-PCR indicated that Zinc finger protein 467(More)
The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a gene superfamily of phase II metabolic enzymes that has attracted a considerable attention as a candidate gene for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) based on its enzyme function as a key factor in biotransformation pathways. In the past decade, a number of case–control studies were conducted to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the expression and prognostic value of bone sialoprotein (BSP) in glioma patients. METHODS We determined the expression of BSP using real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays containing 15 normal brain and 270 glioma samples. Cumulative survival was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method and analyzed by the(More)
A fundamental issue during nervous system development is how individual cells are formed from the undefined precursors. Differentiated neurons and glia, two major cell types mediating neuronal function, are acquired from immature precursors via a series of explicit controls exerted by transcription factors such as proteins in the family of Glial cells(More)
To investigate the prognostic significance of TGFβR2 expression and chemotherapy in Chinese non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, TGFβR2 expression NSCLC was analyzed in silico using the Oncomine database, and subsequently analyzed with quantitative RT-PCR in 308 NSCLC biopsies, 42 of which were paired with adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. Our(More)