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Jin Y.,Jilin OilField General Hospital | Zhao C.,Jilin OilField General Hospital | Chen L.,Jilin OilField General Hospital | Liu X.,Jilin OilField General Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Biological Research | Year: 2015

Background: The aim of this study was to explore epilepsy-related mechanism so as to figure out the possible targets for epilepsy treatment. Methods: The gene expression profile dataset GES32534 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. We identified the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) by Affy package. Then the DEGs were used to perform gene ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses. Furthermore, a protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was constructed with the DEGs followed by co-expression modules construction and analysis. Results: Total 420 DEGs were screened out, including 214 up-regulated and 206 down-regulated genes. Functional enrichment analysis revealed that down-regulated genes were mainly involved in the process of immunity regulation and biological repairing process while up-regulated genes were closely related to transporter activity. PPI network analysis showed the top ten genes with high degrees were all down-regulated, among which FN1 had the highest degree. The up-regulated and down-regulated DEGs in the PPI network generated two obvious sub-co-expression modules, respectively. In up-co-expression module, SCN3B (sodium channel, voltage gated, type III beta subunit) was enriched in GO:0006814 ~ sodium ion transport. In down-co-expression module, C1QB (complement C1s), C1S (complement component 1, S subcomponent) and CFI (complement factor I) were enriched in GO:0006955 ~ immune response. Conclusion: The immune response and complement system play a major role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Additionally, C1QB, C1S, CFI, SCN3B and FN1 may be potential therapeutic targets for epilepsy. © 2016 Jin et al. Source

Wei B.,Jilin University | Wang L.,Jilin University | Zhao X.L.,Jilin University | Jin Y.,Jilin OilField General Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Neoplasma | Year: 2014

The mutation of cancer represents a high heterogeneity characteristic, setting a big obstacle in the mechanism study of it. In this study, we explored the distributions of mutated genes in pathways in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and constructed networks of co-mutated pathway pairs under the false discovery rate (FDR) control. By comparing the mutation frequencies, a total of 50 mutated genes were screened with the frequency > 3, and TP53, PTEN, and EGFR were the top 3 genes. By KEGG enrichment, 18 pathways of the mutation gene spectrum of GBM were enriched. These pathways were further studied to explore the coordination between pathways, co-mutated pathway pairs, such as mismatch repair/vascular smooth muscle contraction, mismatch repair/long-term depression, mismatch repair/dopaminergic synapse, and TGF-beta signaling pathway/retrograde endocannabinoid signaling pathway were enriched in the network under FDR < 0.01; and cell cycle/p53 signaling was a comutated pathway pairs in the network under FDR < 0.05. Meanwhile, the samples overlap levels of enriched pathways were calculated for further confirming of the co-mutated pathway model. By the co-mutated pathway analysis, the coordination mechanism of cancer can be explored, and it may provide basis for the pathogenesis and combined therapy study of cancer. Source

Wu W.,Capital Medical University | Wu W.,Shandong University | Huo X.,Capital Medical University | Zhao X.,Capital Medical University | And 71 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2016

Objective Increased blood pressure (BP) management following acute ischemic stroke (AIS) remains controversial. This study aimed to identify the association between BP and clinical outcomes in AIS patients administered lytic medication in the TIMS-China (thrombolysis implementation and monitor of acute ischemic stroke in China) database. Methods The sample comprised 1128 patients hospitalized within 4.5 hours (h) of AIS for intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (i.v. rt-PA) thrombolysis. Systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) at baseline, 2 h and 24 h after treatment, and changes from baseline were analyzed. The study outcomes comprised a favorable outcome (modified Rankin Scale 0-1 at 90 days) and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH), analyzed using logistic regression, with low BP as the reference group. Results Lower BP (baseline, 2 h, and 24 h) was beneficial in AIS patients and significantly related to a favorable outcome (Poutcome (P<0.05). A substantial BP decrease at 24 h after rt-PA thrombolysis was significantly associated with a favorable outcome compared with a moderate BP decrease (P = 0.0298). A SBP >160 mmHg 2 h after rt-PA thrombolysis was significantly associated with SICH compared with a SBP <140 mmHg (P = 0.0238). An increase or no change (>25 mmHg) in SBP was significantly associated with SICH (P = 0.002) compared with a small SBP decrease (1-9 mmHg). © 2016 Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Source

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