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Mei Hua Gao

Qian Li, Yun-Ai Su, Yu-Tao Xiang, Liang Shu, Xin Yu, Gabor S Ungvari, Stephen J Seiner, Helen F K Chiu, Yu-Ping Ning, Gao-Hua Wang, Ke-Rang Zhang, Tao Li, Li-Zhong Sun, Jian-Guo Shi, Xian-Sheng Chen, Qi-Yi Mei, Ke-Qing Li, Tian-Mei Si
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) use in the treatment of schizophrenia in China. This study examined the frequency of ECT use, its trend between 2006 and 2012, and its independent demographic and clinical correlates in a nationwide survey in China. METHODS: A total of 5162 inpatients in 45 Chinese psychiatric hospitals/centers were interviewed (2696 in 2006 and 2466 in 2012). Patients' sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were recorded using a standardized protocol and data collection procedure...
October 7, 2016: Journal of ECT
Xiao-Juan Wang, Yin-Ping Gao, Nan-Nan Lu, Wei-Shuo Li, Ji-Fang Xu, Xiao-Ying Ying, Gang Wu, Mei-Hua Liao, Chao Tan, Ling-Xiao Shao, Ying-Mei Lu, Chen Zhang, Kohji Fukunaga, Feng Han, Yong-Zhong Du
Clinical treatment for vascular dementia still remains a challenge mainly due to Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB). Here, a micelle based on polysialic acid (PSA) which is a hydrophilic and endogenous carbohydrate polymer, was designed to deliver calmodulin antagonist for therapy of vascular dementia. PSA was firstly chemically conjugated with octadecylamine (ODA), and the obtained PSA-ODA copolymer could self-assemble into micelle in aqueous solution with a 120.0 μg/mL critical micelle concentration. The calmodulin antagonist loaded PSA-ODA micelle, featuring sustained drug release behaviour over a period of 72 h with 3...
October 17, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jin Lin, Yan Wang, Ye-Qing Zou, Xin Chen, Bo Huang, Jing Liu, Yan-Mei Xu, Jing Li, Jing Zhang, Wei-Ming Yang, Qing-Hua Min, Fan Sun, Shu-Qi Li, Qiu-Fang Gao, Xiao-Zhong Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to play important regulatory roles in various physiological and pathological processes. MiRNAs also exhibit high stability and are present at high concentrations in human bodily fluids. Consequently, miRNAs may represent attractive and novel diagnostic biomarkers for certain clinical conditions. Recently, the capacity for extracellular vesicles, including microvesicles and exosomes, to carry miRNAs that participate in cell-to-cell communication has been described. In the present study, the miRNA expression patterns for three kinds of pleural effusions that were obtained from patients with pneumonia (group A), pulmonary tuberculosis (group B), and lung cancer (group C) were detected with high-throughput sequencing...
October 14, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Yue-Wen Gao, Chun-Hua Zhang, Xing-Mei Zuo, Xi-Zeng Hui
Gastric cancer is the result of multiple risk factors, including environmental factors, genetic factors and the interaction between them. The environmental factors mainly include dietary, Helicobacter pylori infection and family history of gastric cancer. Genetic factors mainly refer to the susceptible genes that cause epigenetic alterations in oncogenes, tumor suppress genes, cell cycle regulators, DNA repair genes and signaling molecules. This paper summarizes the susceptible genes of gastric cancer and explores the genetic basis of it...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
Mei Hua Gao, Dimosthenis Giamouridis, N Chin Lai, Evelyn Walenta, Vivian Almeida Paschoal, Young Chul Kim, Atsushi Miyanohara, Tracy Guo, Min Liao, Li Liu, Zhen Tan, Theodore P Ciaraldi, Simon Schenk, Aditi Bhargava, Da Young Oh, H Kirk Hammond
Using mice rendered insulin resistant with high fat diets (HFD), we examined blood glucose levels and insulin resistance after i.v. delivery of an adeno-associated virus type 8 encoding murine urocortin 2 (AAV8.UCn2). A single i.v. injection of AAV8.UCn2-normalized blood glucose and glucose disposal within weeks, an effect that lasted for months. Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps showed reduced plasma insulin, increased glucose disposal rates, and increased insulin sensitivity following UCn2 gene transfer...
September 22, 2016: JCI Insight
Momoko Horikoshi, Robin N Beaumont, Felix R Day, Nicole M Warrington, Marjolein N Kooijman, Juan Fernandez-Tajes, Bjarke Feenstra, Natalie R van Zuydam, Kyle J Gaulton, Niels Grarup, Jonathan P Bradfield, David P Strachan, Ruifang Li-Gao, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Eskil Kreiner, Rico Rueedi, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Diana L Cousminer, Ying Wu, Elisabeth Thiering, Carol A Wang, Christian T Have, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Natalia Vilor-Tejedor, Peter K Joshi, Eileen Tai Hui Boh, Ioanna Ntalla, Niina Pitkänen, Anubha Mahajan, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Raimo Joro, Vasiliki Lagou, Michael Nodzenski, Louise A Diver, Krina T Zondervan, Mariona Bustamante, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Josep M Mercader, Amanda J Bennett, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Dale R Nyholt, Ronald C W Ma, Claudia H T Tam, Wing Hung Tam, Santhi K Ganesh, Frank J A van Rooij, Samuel E Jones, Po-Ru Loh, Katherine S Ruth, Marcus A Tuke, Jessica Tyrrell, Andrew R Wood, Hanieh Yaghootkar, Denise M Scholtens, Lavinia Paternoster, Inga Prokopenko, Peter Kovacs, Mustafa Atalay, Sara M Willems, Kalliope Panoutsopoulou, Xu Wang, Lisbeth Carstensen, Frank Geller, Katharina E Schraut, Mario Murcia, Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt, Gonneke Willemsen, Emil V R Appel, Cilius E Fonvig, Caecilie Trier, Carla M T Tiesler, Marie Standl, Zoltán Kutalik, Sílvia Bonàs-Guarch, David M Hougaard, Friman Sánchez, David Torrents, Johannes Waage, Mads V Hollegaard, Hugoline G de Haan, Frits R Rosendaal, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Susan M Ring, Gibran Hemani, George McMahon, Neil R Robertson, Christopher J Groves, Claudia Langenberg, Jian'an Luan, Robert A Scott, Jing Hua Zhao, Frank D Mentch, Scott M MacKenzie, Rebecca M Reynolds, William L Lowe, Anke Tönjes, Michael Stumvoll, Virpi Lindi, Timo A Lakka, Cornelia M van Duijn, Wieland Kiess, Antje Körner, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Harri Niinikoski, Katja Pahkala, Olli T Raitakari, Eleftheria Zeggini, George V Dedoussis, Yik-Ying Teo, Seang-Mei Saw, Mads Melbye, Harry Campbell, James F Wilson, Martine Vrijheid, Eco J C N de Geus, Dorret I Boomsma, Haja N Kadarmideen, Jens-Christian Holm, Torben Hansen, Sylvain Sebert, Andrew T Hattersley, Lawrence J Beilin, John P Newnham, Craig E Pennell, Joachim Heinrich, Linda S Adair, Judith B Borja, Karen L Mohlke, Johan G Eriksson, Elisabeth Widén, Mika Kähönen, Jorma S Viikari, Terho Lehtimäki, Peter Vollenweider, Klaus Bønnelykke, Hans Bisgaard, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, André G Uitterlinden, Charlotta Pisinger, Oluf Pedersen, Christine Power, Elina Hyppönen, Nicholas J Wareham, Hakon Hakonarson, Eleanor Davies, Brian R Walker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Struan F A Grant, Allan A Vaag, Debbie A Lawlor, Timothy M Frayling, George Davey Smith, Andrew P Morris, Ken K Ong, Janine F Felix, Nicholas J Timpson, John R B Perry, David M Evans, Mark I McCarthy, Rachel M Freathy
Birth weight (BW) has been shown to be influenced by both fetal and maternal factors and in observational studies is reproducibly associated with future risk of adult metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. These life-course associations have often been attributed to the impact of an adverse early life environment. Here, we performed a multi-ancestry genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis of BW in 153,781 individuals, identifying 60 loci where fetal genotype was associated with BW (P < 5 × 10(-8))...
September 28, 2016: Nature
Dan Gong, Wei Li, Liang-Ding Hu, Jian-Liang Shen, Mei-Yun Fang, Qing-Ming Yang, Heng-Xiang Wang, Xiao-Yan Ke, Hui-Ren Chen, Zhao Wang, Hui Liu, Feng Liu, Yi-Gai Ma, Jing-Wen Wang, Hong-Hua Li, Quan-Shun Wang, Yu Jing, Xiao-Ning Gao, Li-Ping Dou, Yong-Hui Li, Jian-Min Luo, Li Yu
BACKGROUND: The survival of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(8;21) was reported to be shorter in China than in other countries. PATIENTS: We analyzed the correlation between different cytarabine (Ara-c) regimens and outcome in 255 t(8;21) AML patients in China who received postremission consolidation chemotherapy only. RESULTS: The 5-year overall survival (OS) of the high-dose Ara-c group (HDAC; 2≤ Ara-c ≤3 g/m2), intermediate-dose Ara-c group (MDAC; 1...
September 17, 2016: Acta Haematologica
Pin Lv, Fan Zhang, Ya-Juan Yin, Yu-Can Wang, Min Gao, Xiao-Li Xie, Li-Li Zhao, Li-Hua Dong, Yan-Ling Lin, Ya-Nan Shu, Dan-Dan Zhang, Gui-Xia Liu, Mei Han
We previously demonstrated that smooth muscle (SM) 22α promotes the migration activity in contractile vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Based on the varied functions exhibited by SM22α in different VSMC phenotypes, we investigated the effect of SM22α on VSMC migration under pathological conditions. The results demonstrated that SM22α overexpression in synthetic VSMCs inhibited platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB-induced cell lamellipodium formation and migration, which was different from its action in contractile cells...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Ming-Feng Xia, Hannele Yki-Järvinen, Hua Bian, Huan-Dong Lin, Hong-Mei Yan, Xin-Xia Chang, You Zhou, Xin Gao
OBJECTIVES: Presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can predict risks for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and advanced liver disease in the general population. We aimed to establish a non-invasive score for prediction of NAFLD in Han Chinese, the largest ethnic group in the world, and detect whether ethnicity influences the accuracy of such a score. METHODS: Liver fat content (LFAT) was measured by quantitative ultrasound in 3548 subjects in the Shanghai Changfeng Community and a Chinese score was created using multivariate logistic regression analyses...
2016: PloS One
Ju-Ming Lu, Li-Nong Ji, Yu-Feng Li, Quan-Min Li, Shan-Shan Lin, Xiao-Feng Lv, Li Wang, Yuan Xu, Xiao-Hui Guo, Qi-Yu Guo, Li Ma, Jin Du, Ying-Li Chen, Cui-Ling Zhao, Qiu-Lan Zhang, Qi-Mei She, Xiu-Min Jiao, Mei-Hua Lu, Rong-Qing Pan, Ying Gao
AIMS: This study was to determine whether serum glycated albumin (GA) was a better indicator of glycemic control than hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when starting a new treatment regimen for type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, or patients who had poor glycemic control with oral hypoglycemic agents, were enrolled at 10 hospitals in Beijing. Serum GA, HbA1c, fasting blood glucose (FBG), and C-peptide were assayed on Days 0, 14, 28, and 91 after treatment...
November 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Ya-Li Zheng, Xia Zhang, Hai-Xia Fu, Mei Guo, Varsha Shukla, Niranjana D Amin, Jing E, Li Bao, Hong-Yan Luo, Bo Li, Xiao-Hua Lu, Yong-Cai Gao
Podocytes are terminally differentiated glomerular epithelial cells. Podocyte loss has been found in many renal diseases. Cdk5 is a cyclin-dependent protein kinase which is predominantly regulated by p35. To study the role of Cdk5/p35 in podocyte survival, we first applied western blotting (WB) analysis to confirm the time-course expression of Cdk5 and p35 during kidney development and in cultured immortalized mouse podocytes. We also demonstrated that p35 plays an important role in promoting podocyte differentiation by overexpression of p35 in podocytes...
2016: PloS One
Haixia Gao, Honglian Gao, Guihua Xu, Mei Li, Shizheng Du, Fang Li, Hua Zhang, Danwen Wang
BACKGROUND: Although sucrose is most extensively examined for its analgesia effect on a single procedural pain, neonates in neonatal intensive care units can be exposed to numerous painful procedures every day requiring multiple doses of sucrose. Some experiments have been performed to examine the efficacy and safety of repeated sucrose administration for repeated procedural pain; however, a systematic review of this topic has not yet been carried out. OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess the evidence demonstrating the efficacy and safety of repeated sucrose for repeated procedural pain in neonates...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Song-Mei Shi, Ke Chen, Yuan Gao, Bei Liu, Xiao-Hong Yang, Xian-Zhi Huang, Gui-Xi Liu, Li-Quan Zhu, Xin-Hua He
Understanding the synergic interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and its host mulberry (Morus alba L.), an important perennial multipurpose plant, has theoretical and practical significance in mulberry plantation, silkworm cultivation, and relevant textile industry. In a greenhouse study, we compared functional distinctions of three genetically different AMF species (Acaulospora scrobiculata, Funneliformis mosseae, and Rhizophagus intraradices) on physiological and growth characteristics as well as leaf quality of 6-month-old mulberry seedlings...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
H Kirk Hammond, William F Penny, Jay H Traverse, Timothy D Henry, Matthew W Watkins, Clyde W Yancy, Ranya N Sweis, Eric D Adler, Amit N Patel, David R Murray, Robert S Ross, Valmik Bhargava, Alan Maisel, Denise D Barnard, N Chin Lai, Nancy D Dalton, Martin L Lee, Sanjiv M Narayan, Daniel G Blanchard, Mei Hua Gao
IMPORTANCE: Gene transfer has rarely been tested in randomized clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intracoronary delivery of adenovirus 5 encoding adenylyl cyclase 6 (Ad5.hAC6) in heart failure. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 clinical trial was conducted in US medical centers (randomization occurred from July 19, 2010, to October 30, 2014). Participants 18 to 80 years with symptomatic heart failure (ischemic and nonischemic) and an ejection fraction (EF) of 40% or less were screened; 86 individuals were enrolled, and 56 were randomized...
May 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Yan-Guo Tan, Yu-Qi Wang, Ming Zhang, Ying-Xin Han, Chun-Yang Huang, Hai-Ping Zhang, Zhuo-Min Li, Xiao-Lei Wu, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yan Dong, Hong-Mei Zhu, Shi-da Zhu, Hong-Mei Li, Ning Li, Hui-Ping Yan, Zu-Hua Gao
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by elevated serum anti-mitochondrial Ab and lymphocyte-mediated bile duct damage. This study was designed to reveal the clonal characteristics of B lymphocyte repertoire in patients with PBC to facilitate better understanding of its pathogenesis and better management of these patients. Using high-throughput sequencing of Ig genes, we analyzed the repertoire of circulating B lymphocytes in 43 patients with PBC, and 34 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Qinglei Gao, Jun-Cheng Wei, Jie Yang, Dan Liu, Ming-Fu Wu, Long Qiao, Jun-Nai Wang, Quan-Fu Ma, Zhen Zeng, Shuang-Mei Ye, En-Song Guo, Xue-Feng Jiang, Lan-Ying You, Ying Chen, Li Zhou, Xiao-Yuan Huang, Tao Zhu, Li Meng, Jian-Feng Zhou, Zuo-Hua Feng, Ding Ma
Lymphatic vessels are mainly regarded as passive conduits for the dissemination of cancer cells. In this study, we investigate whether and how the tumor-associated lymphatic vessels may play an active role in tumor metastasis Experimental Design:In situ laser capture microdissection of lymphatic vessels followed by cDNA microarray analysis was used to determine the expression profiling of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs). Gene expression levels and activity of signaling pathways were measured by real-time RT-PCR, ELISA or immunoblotting...
July 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Dan-Dan Guo, Fei Liu, Yan-Hua Tu, Bei-Xuan He, Yue Gao, Mei-Li Guo
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) has received a significant amount of attention as a medicinal plant in China. Flavonoids are the dominant active medical compounds. UDP-glycosyltransferase plays an essential role in the biosynthesis and storage of flavonoids in safflower. In this study, 45 UGT unigenes were screened from our transcriptomic database of safflower. Among them, 27 UGT unigenes were predicted to own a complete open reading frame with various pI and Mw. The phylogenetic tree showed that CtUGT3 and CtUGT16 were classified under the UGT71 subfamily involved in metabolite process, whereas CtUGT25 has high identities with PoUGT both catalyzing the glycosylation of flavonoids and belonging to the UGT90 subfamily...
2016: PloS One
Qun-Ying Yang, Cheng-Cheng Guo, Mei-Ling Deng, Jian Wang, Jing Wang, Fu-Hua Lin, Ji Zhang, Xiao-Bing Jiang, Yong-Gao Mou, Zhong-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Primary intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs) are a class of heterogeneous tumors. Surgery can quickly relieve tumor compression and provide histological diagnosis. It is very difficult to treat some patients who are unable to be pathologically diagnosed. We aimed to analyze clinically diagnosed GCTs patients. METHODS: Patients clinically diagnosed as primary intracranial GCTs were included in this study. RESULTS: From 2002 to 2015, 42 patients clinically diagnosed with primary intracranial GCTs received chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy...
June 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Wei Gao, Xiucong Yang, Zhiqiang Lin, Shanyun Gao, Bing He, Bong Mei, Dan Wang, Lan Yuan, Hua Zhang, Wenbing Dai, Xueqing Wang, Jiancheng Wang, Xuan Zhang, Qiang Zhang
In addition to showing the specific interaction between a generalized ligand and its receptor and the electrostatic effect between positive cell-penetrating peptides and negative cell membranes, our last study demonstrated the hydrophobic interactivity between a hydrophobic binding peptide (HBP) and biomembranes to be favorable in drug delivery. To yield more evidence for this new strategy and to find more effective HBPs, here we designed and established a novel nanomedicine associated with cyclosporin A (CsA) because this peptide is electrically neutral, highly hydrophobic, very stable in vivo and safe at the given dose...
June 2016: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Qiu-Fen Hu, Yue-De Wang, Dong-Lai Zhu, Zhen-Hua Yu, Jian-Bo Zhan, Huan-Huan Xing, Hang-Ying Ma, Yan Yang, Yin-Ke Li, Zhang-Yu Chen, Xue-Mei Gao
Phytochemical investigations on the ethanol extract of the twigs of Garcinia tetralata resulted in the isolation of three new biphenyls, tetralatabiphenyls A-C (1-3), along with three known biphenyl derivatives (4-6). Structural elucidations of 1-3 were performed by spectroscopic methods such as 1D and 2D NMR spectra, in addition to high-resolution mass spectra. Compounds 1-6 were also evaluated for their anti-tobacco mosaic virus (anti-TMV) activity. The results showed that compound 3 showed high anti-TMV activity with inhibition rate of 31...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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