Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City

Jinan, China

Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City

Jinan, China
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Zhao N.,Peoples Hospital of Liaocheng City | Liu X.-J.,Peoples Hospital of Linyi City | Li J.-T.,Shandong University | Zhang L.,Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City | And 7 more authors.
Cryobiology | Year: 2015

The aim of this study is to determine the link between oocyte cryopreservation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress; whether ER stress inhibition improves the efficiency of oocyte vitrification is also explored. Oocytes from mice were exposure to tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA, an ER stress inhibitor) or TM (tunicamycin, an ER stress inducer) with or without vitrification. The expressions of X-box binding protein-1 (XBP-1) protein and caspase-12 protein, viability of vitrified-warmed oocytes, and their subsequent embryo competence were measured. The levels of XBP-1 protein and caspase-12 protein expression in vitrified-warmed oocytes were significantly higher than those of fresh control oocytes. TUDCA improved the viability of vitrified-warmed oocytes and their subsequent embryo competence. Mouse oocyte cryopreservation is associated with ER stress, and ER stress inhibition improves the efficiency of oocyte vitrification. © 2014 Elsevier Inc..


PubMed | Peoples Hospital of Liaocheng City, Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City, Peoples Hospital of Linyi City and Shandong University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Cryobiology | Year: 2015

The aim of this study is to determine the link between oocyte cryopreservation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress; whether ER stress inhibition improves the efficiency of oocyte vitrification is also explored. Oocytes from mice were exposure to tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA, an ER stress inhibitor) or TM (tunicamycin, an ER stress inducer) with or without vitrification. The expressions of X-box binding protein-1 (XBP-1) protein and caspase-12 protein, viability of vitrified-warmed oocytes, and their subsequent embryo competence were measured. The levels of XBP-1 protein and caspase-12 protein expression in vitrified-warmed oocytes were significantly higher than those of fresh control oocytes. TUDCA improved the viability of vitrified-warmed oocytes and their subsequent embryo competence. Mouse oocyte cryopreservation is associated with ER stress, and ER stress inhibition improves the efficiency of oocyte vitrification.


Zhang Q.,Shandong University | Wang S.-M.,Shandong University | Yao P.-B.,Shandong University | Zhang L.,Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City | And 4 more authors.
Cryobiology | Year: 2015

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of l-carnitine (LC) on follicular survival and ovarian function following cryopreservation-thawing and autotransplantation of ovarian tissues. ICR mice were divided into three groups: control; saline group (cryopreservation+autograft+saline); and LC group (cryopreservation+autograft+ l-carnitine). The ovarian tissues from control group, saline group, and LC group were histological assessed. There were no significant differences in the percentage of morphologically normal primordial follicles between the LC group and the saline group. After 28days of autotransplantation, apoptosis rates, plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), progesterone (P4) and estradiol (E2) concentrations, and follicular densities of grafts were evaluated. Apoptosis rate and the concentration of MDA in the LC group were significantly lower than those in the saline group. The concentration of E2 and follicular densities of grafts in LC group were significantly higher than that in saline group. LC inhibits follicle apoptosis and increases follicular survival and function of ovarian graft. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.


PubMed | Chinese PLA General Hospital and Hospital for Maternity and Child Care of Jinan City
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Biochemical and biophysical research communications | Year: 2016

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) had been proved to be pivotal regulators in carcinogenesis. On the basis of competitive endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) system, lncRNAs significantly expanded their regulating networks. In our research, we aimed to figure out the exact role of lncRNA HNF1A-AS1 in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in a ceRNA-dependent way. First, we revealed: HNF1A-AS1 was frequently overexpressed in HCC tissues and cell lines and its relative high expression was closely related to larger tumor size, multiple tumor lesions, poor differentiation and advanced TNM stage. Then we found: HNF1A-AS1 functioned as an oncogene in tumor growth and apoptosis through sponging tumor-suppressive hsa-miR-30b-5p (miR-30b) and de-repressing Bcl-2. Further experiments identified: HNF1A-AS1-miR-30b axis significantly promoted autophagy under starvation and ATG5 was first proved to be a target of miR-30b. In summary, we identified HNF1A-AS1-miR-30b axis as a key regulator in hepatocarcinogenesis, which may be promising biomarkers and therapeutic targets in the future.

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