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Zhang J.,Liaoning Medical College | Tao W.,Liaoning Medical College
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules | Year: 2015

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Han K.,Liaoning Medical College | Jia N.,Liaoning Medical College | Yang L.,Liaoning Medical College | Min L.-Q.,Liaoning Medical College
Molecular Medicine Reports | Year: 2012

Acute cerebrovascular disease (ACVD) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, however, molecular markers to aid in its early detection are lacking. In this study, we examined the correlation between serum ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), a marker used to identify ischemic events in the heart, and blood lipids in patients with ACVD. Serum IMA levels were determined by enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay, and total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) and triglyceride (TG) levels were determined biochemically in 62 patients with cerebral infarction (CI), 40 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), 18 patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and 100 healthy individuals (controls). Serum IMA levels were significantly higher in each of the ACVD groups compared to the control group (CI, 80.81±11.97 U/ml; ICH, 80.25±10.91 U/ml; SAH, 74.43±11.39 U/ml and control, 41.08±5.10 U/ml; P<0.05). Additionally, serum TC, LDL and TG levels significantly increased, while serum HDL signifi- cantly decreased in the ACVD groups compared to the control group (P<0.05). A positive correlation was found between serum IMA levels and serum TC, LDL and TG levels in the ACVD patients, while serum IMA levels were negatively correlated with serum HDL levels (P<0.05). Thus, serum IMA increased following an ACVD event and was closely correlated with changes in the blood lipid levels. These factors, when combined, may allow the development of molecular markers for an earlier diagnosis of ACVD.


Sui R.,The First Affiliated Hospital | Zhang L.,Liaoning Medical College
Neurological Research | Year: 2011

Objective: To explore the risk factors for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). Methods: A retrospective research study was carried out to investigate the clinical data of 1435 patients admitted to the neurological intensive care unit at our university hospital between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2009. Results: A multi-factorial analysis produced the following results: (1) SAP is 1.113 times more likely to occur for each 1-year increase in age; (2) diabetic patients are 1.612 times more likely to develop SAP than nondiabetic patients; (3) the incidence of SAP decreases by a factor of 0.890 with a one-point increase in the Glasgow coma scale score; (4) nasal feeding patients are 4.981 times more likely to develop SAP than nonnasal feeding patients; (5) patients who use H2-receptor blocking agents are 2.837 times more likely to develop SAP than those who do not; (6) patients who preventively use antibiotics are 2.675 times more likely to develop SAP than those who do not; (7) patients whose hospitalization periods are.> 20 days are 0.500 times more likely to develop SAP than those who do not; (8) patients who suffer from tracheal intubation are 2.980 times more likely to develop SAP than those who do not; and (9) patients who suffer from tracheal incision are 2.190 times more likely to develop SAP than those who do not. Conclusions: SAP was more closely related with diabetes, age, consciousness, days of hospitalization, tracheal intubation, tracheal incision, nasal feeding treatment, and the application of H2-receptor blocking agents and antimicrobials. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2011.


Wang J.,Guangdong Medical College | Yang J.,Liaoning Medical College | Zou Y.,Guangdong Medical College | Huang G.-L.,Guangdong Medical College | He Z.-W.,Guangdong Medical College
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2013

A number of studies have indicated that Nurr1, which belongs to a novel class of orphan nuclear receptors (the NR4A family), is important for carcinogenesis. Here we investigated expression of Nurr1 protein in benign and malignant human prostate tissues and association with clinicopathologic features using immunohistochemical techniques. Moreover, we also investigated the ability of Nurr1 to influence proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis of human prostate cancer cells using small interfering RNA silencing. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the expression of Nurr1 protein was higher in prostate cancer tissues than in benign prostate tissue (P < 0.001), levels being positively correlated with tumor T classification (P = 0.003), N classification (P = 0.017), M classification (P = 0.011) and the Gleason score (P = 0.020)of prostate cancer patients. In vitro, silencing of endogenous Nurr1 attenuated cell proliferation, migration and invasion, and induced apoptosis of prostate cancer cells. These results suggest that Nurr1 may be used as an indicator for prostate cancer progression and be useful for novel potential therapeutic strategies.


Zhang L.,Liaoning Medical College | Sui R.,The First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College
Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics | Year: 2014

The objective of this study is to investigate the association between SNP polymorphisms of endothelin-1 (EDN1) and endothelin receptor (EDNRA and EDNRB) gene and ischemic stroke (IS) in the Chinese Han population in northern. A case-control study was introduced. We genotyped eight SNPs (rs1800541, rs2070699, and rs5370 in EDN1 gene; rs1801708, rs5333, and rs5335 in EDNRA gene; and rs3818416 and rs5351 in EDNRB gene) and calculated their polymorphic distribution in control group, IS group, and the IS subgroups. In male population, EDN1 gene rs2070699 G allele increased the incidence risk to 1.78 times (P = 0.009; OR 1.78; 95 % CI 1.15-2.75) and the risk of morbidity of rs5370 T allele carrying increased to 1.49 times (P = 0.048; OR 1.49; 95 % CI 1.00-2.21). EDNRA gene mutation rs5335 homozygous CC morbidity risk was significantly lower (P = 0.016; OR 0.52; 95 % CI 0.31-0.88). In the female population, the mutant homozygous AA cancer risk was significantly higher than G allele carriers (P = 0.019; OR 2.65; 95 % CI 1.18-6.00) on EDNRA gene rs1801708. In EDN1 gene, T allele of rs5370 and G allele of rs2070699 may be IS incidence risk factors in Northern Han male population. A allele of rs1801708 in EDNRA gene can increase the risk of IS in Northern Han women population. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Wang D.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Fang B.,Liaoning Medical College | Wei S.,Chinese PLA General Hospital
European Journal of Medical Research | Year: 2011

Background: To recognize ocular presentations in cranial venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) which were easy to be misdiagnosis. Design: Retrospective study. Methods: Review clinical informations including general informations, general performances, and ocular presentations of 118 inpatients with CVST in the general hospital of Chinese people's liberation army during 2005-2009. Main Outcome Measures: The ocular symptoms as the initial onset presentations or simultaneous phenomenon among different onset type patients were analyzed. Results: Of all the CVST patients, 21.2% (25/118) presented with ocular symptom as the initial presentation, 30.5% (36/118) presented with ocular symptom as well as the other symptoms, and 48.3% (57/118) presented with non-ocular symptoms as the initial onset. The CVST patients were divided into 3 groups according to the onset type. There was no marked statistical significance among groups. The most common major complaints were blurring and degeneration of acute vision, accounting for 85.9% (61/71) of all abnormal ocular chief complaints. The most common objective sign in eyes was papilloedema, accounting for 48.3% (57/118) in this group of CVST patients. About 22.4% (13/58) showed acute vision deterioration at 1-year follow-up, due to optic atrophy. Conclusions: As ophthalmologists, we should master the onset characteristics and clinical manifestations of CVST Early diagnosis and treatment is very important for the prevention of vision deterioration, especially for patients with ocular syndrome as the initial onset syndrome. For isolated agnogenic intracranial hypertension, we should consider the possibility of CVST. © I. Holzapfel Publishers 2011.


Tian B.,Liaoning Medical College | Zhang Y.,Jinzhou Central Hospital | Zhang J.,Liaoning Medical College
Tumor Biology | Year: 2014

The objective of this study is to investigate the expression level of periostin in cancer stem cells as well as in the glioma tissues and the relationship between periostin expression and clinical and pathological characteristics and prognosis of gliomas. ESA+/CD133+/lin- tumor cells were selected by flow cytometry from glioma tissues, and the periostin expression in ESA+/CD133+/lin- tumor cells and non-ESA+/CD133+/lin- tumor cells was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot analysis. The expression status of periostin in glioma tissues was analyzed by immunohistochemistry staining, and the relationship between periostin and clinicopathological parameters of gliomas was determined. It showed that periostin is expressed higher in ESA+/CD133+/lin- tumor cells compared to non-ESA+/CD133+/lin- tumor cells in both mRNA and protein levels. One hundred eighteen (37.82 %) glioma patients were observed with highly expressed periostin protein in immunohistochemistry. Moreover, we observed that the expression of periostin protein was related to Karnofsky performance scale score (KPS), extent of resection, Ki67, and WHO grade of gliomas in universal analysis (P=0.008, 0.045, 0.001, and 0.001, respectively). However, only WHO grade was identified to be related to periostin expression in gliomas after multivariate analysis. After survival analysis, the cases with highly expressed periostin protein attained a significantly poorer postoperative disease-specific survival and distant metastasis than those with none/low expressed periostin protein (P=0.001 and 0.002). In the Cox regression test, KPS, extent of resection, Ki67, WHO grade, and periostin were detected as the independent prognostic factors (P=0.008, 0.007, 0.032, 0.001, and 0.001, respectively). Periostin can be an important prognostic marker for gliomas, which may present a new therapeutic target for glioma patients. © 2014 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM).


Lei T.,Liaoning Medical University | Ling X.,Liaoning Medical College
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2015

AIM: To investigate the molecular mechanisms of the high IGF-1 level linking diabetes and cancers, which is a risk factor. METHODS: We used cell growth, wound healing and transwell assay to evaluate the proliferation and metastasis ability of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Western blot and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction were used to assess a previously identified lysosomal protease, cathepsin B (CTSB) expression in the HCC cell lines. C57 BL/6J and KK-Ay diabetic mice are used to detect the growth and metastasis of HCC cells that were depleted with or without CTSB shRNA in vivo . Statistical significance was determined by Student's t-test. RESULTS: IGF-1 promoted the growth and metastasis of the HCC cell lines via its ability to enhance CTSB expression in both a time-dependent and concentration-dependent manner. HCC cells grew much faster in diabetic KK-Ay mice than in C57 BL/6J mice. Additionally, more metastatic nodules were found in the lungs of KK-Ay mice than the lungs of C57 BL/6J mice. CTSB depletion protects against the tumorpromoting actions of IGF-1 in HCC cells, as well tumor growth and metastasis both in vitro and in vivo . IGF-1 did not change the mRNA levels of CTSB but prolonged the half-life of cathepsin B in Hepa 1-6 and H22 cells. Our results showed that IGF-1 promotes the growth and metastasis of the HCC cells most likely by hindering CTSB degradation mediated by the ubiquitinproteasome system (UPS), but not autophagy. Overexpression of proteasome activator 28, a family of activators of the 20S proteasome, could not only restore IGF-1-inhibited UPS activity but also decrease IGF-1-induced CTSB accumulation. CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates that IGF-1 promotes the growth and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma by inhibition of proteasome-mediated CTSB degradation. © The Author(s) 2015.


Xu J.,First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College | Li H.,Liaoning Medical College | Gu L.,First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College | Zhou X.,First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College
Tumor Biology | Year: 2014

Vitamin D receptor (VDR) poly(A) is a common genetic polymorphism in the VDR gene, and it has been implicated to be associated with breast cancer risk. However, previous studies on the association reported inconclusive results. We performed this meta-analysis to comprehensively assess the association. Eligible studies were searched in PubMed and EMBASE databases. Odds ratio (OR) and its 95 % confidence interval (95 % CI) were used for statistical analysis. A total 6,631 cases and 6,718 controls from 11 case-control studies were finally included into the meta-analysis. Meta-analysis of total eligible studies showed that VDR poly(A) polymorphism was not associated with the risk of breast cancer (S versus L: OR=0.99, 95 % CI of 0.90-1.09, P=0.84; SS versus LL: OR=0.96, 95%CI of 0.79-1.18, P=0.70; SS/LS versus LL: OR=0.96, 95%CI of 0.83-1.12, P=0.63; SS versus LL/LS: OR=1.00, 95 % CI of 0.91-1.10, P=0.98). Metaanalysis of studies with high quality also showed that there was no association between VDR poly(A) polymorphism and breast cancer risk. In addition, in the subgroup analysis by ethnicity, no significant association was found among Caucasians. Therefore, the meta-analysis suggests that VDR poly(A) polymorphism is not associated with the risk of breast cancer. Large well-designed studies are necessary to clarify the possible association in Asians.


Yuan C.L.,Liaoning Medical College
Zhong yao cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chinese medicinal materials | Year: 2013

To study the preparation of total flavones in Glechoma longituba sustained-release tablets and evaluate its releasing features in vitro. Orthogonal experiment (L(9)3(4)) was used to optimize the process of preparation of total flavones in Glechoma longituba sustained-release tablets. Investigated the release effect in vitro of optimization test result. The optimized prescription was HPMC-K4M and carbopol 934p account for 30% of the total tablet weight, their dosage ratio was 2: 1; Lactose as additives, 20% dosage; 5% PVP ethanol as adhesives, and compressed the wet granule of the materials into the total flavones in Glechoma longituba sustained-release tablets. The released profiles of the sustained-release tablets followed zero-order equation. The sustained-release effect of total flavones in Glechoma longituba sustained-release tablets is good, the preparation craft is easy and feasible and worth widely promoting.

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