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Chinese Journal of Cardiology ; (12): 601-606, 2012.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-326461


<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To investigate the role of small G-protein RhoA in neointimal formation following rat carotid artery balloon injury and related mechanisms.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Male 3-4-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats were used in the present study (10 rats per group). Group A: control; Group B: carotid artery balloon injury; Group C: injury + Ad-CMV-eGFP + Pluronic F-127; Group D: injury + Ad-CMV-N19RhoA-eGFP + Pluronic F-127; Group E: non injury + Ad-CMV-eGFP + Pluronic F-127. Perivascular gene transfer of an adenovirus co-expressing N19RhoA was performed to rat carotid artery following balloon injury and the effect on neointimal formation and the expressions of PCNA and α-SM-actin examined. Rats were killed after 14 days.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The protein expression of RhoA in group B was significantly higher than in group A (P = 0.001), and the positive cells rate of PCNA and α-SM-actin which were assessed by immunohistochemistry in group C (45.2% and 75.6%) was significantly higher than in group D (28.4% and 51.9%, all P < 0.01). The area of neointima was significantly smaller [(0.14 ± 0.08) mm(2) vs. (0.23 ± 0.10) mm(2), P < 0.01], the luminal area was significantly larger [(0.47 ± 0.11) mm(2) vs. (0.31 ± 0.06) mm(2), P < 0.01] in group D than in group C.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Gene transfer of N19RhoA attenuates neointimal formation after balloon injury in rat carotid arteries possibly related to the modulating capacities of small G-protein RhoA on the proliferation, phenotypic differentiation and migration of vascular adventitial fibroblasts.</p>

Animals , Male , Rats , Adenoviridae , Genetics , Carotid Arteries , Metabolism , Carotid Artery Injuries , Metabolism , Pathology , Genetic Vectors , Muscle, Smooth, Vascular , Metabolism , Neointima , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Transfection , rhoA GTP-Binding Protein , Genetics
World Journal of Emergency Medicine ; (4): 127-131, 2011.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-789501


@#BACKGROUND: High-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) is technically possible in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients complicated with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Continuous HVHF is expected to become a beneficial adjunct therapy for SAP complicated with MODS. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of fluid resuscitation and HVHF on alveolar-arterial oxygen exchange, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score in patients with refractory septic shock. METHODS: A total of 89 refractory septic shock patients, who were admitted to ICU, the Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University from August 2006 to December 2009, were enrolled in this retrospective study. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: fluid resuscitation (group A, n=41), and fluid resuscitation plus high-volume hemofiltration (group B, n=48). The levels of O2 content of central venous blood (CcvO2), arterial oxygen content (CaO2), alveolar-arterial oxygen pressure difference P(A-a)DO2, ratio of arterial oxygen pressure/alveolar oxygen pressure (PaO2/PAO2), respiratory index (RI) and oxygenation index (OI) were determined. The oxygen exchange levels of the two groups were examined based on the arterial blood gas analysis at different times (0, 24, 72 hours and 7 days of treatment) in the two groups. The APACHE II score was calculated before and after 7-day treatment in the two groups. RESULTS: The levels of CcvO2, CaO2 on day 7 in group A were significantly lower than those in group B (CcvO2: 0.60±0.24 vs. 0.72±0.28, P<0.05; CaO2: 0.84±0.43 vs. 0.94±0.46, P<0.05). The level of oxygen extraction rate (O2ER) in group A on the 7th day was significantly higher than that in group B ( 28.7±2.4 vs. 21.7±3.4, P<0.01). The levels of P(A-a)DO2 and RI in group B on the 7th day were significantly lower than those in group A. The levels of PaO2/PAO2 and OI in group B on 7th day were significantly higher than those in group A (P<0.05 or P<0.01). The APACHE II score in the two groups reduced gradually after 7-day treatment, and the APACHE II score on the 7th day in group B was significantly lower than that in group A (8.2±3.8 vs. 17.2±6.8, P<0.01). CONCLUSION: HVHF combined with fluid resuscitation can improve alveolar- arterial-oxygen exchange, decrease the APACHE II score in patients with refractory septic shock, and thus it increases the survival rate of patients.

Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1707-1711, 2008.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-293930


<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>Sodium 4-phenylbutanoate (NaPB) can induce cellular differentiation and cell cycle arrest. However, its potential anticancer properties in hepatocellular carcinoma and influence on normal liver cell are still unclear. We observed the effects of NaPB on growth inhibition, including differentiation and phase growth arrest in normal liver cell line L-02 and hepatocellular carcinoma cell line Bel-7402. Furthermore, we investigated its mechanism in Bel-7402. METHODS; Hepatocellular carcinoma cells Bel-7402 and normal liver cell line L-02 were treated with NaPB at different concentrations. Light microscopy was used to find morphological change in cells. Cell cycle was detected by flow cytometry. Expression of acetylating histone H4 and of histones deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) were determined by Western blot. The expression of P21WAF1/CIP1 and E-cadherin were observed through immunocytochemistry.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>NaPB treatment led to time dependent growth inhibition in hepatocellular carcinoma cells Bel-7402. NaPB treatment caused a significant decline in the fraction of S phase cells and a significant increase in G0/G1 cells. NaPB increased the expression of P21(WAF1/CIP1) and E-cadherin in Bel-7402 and significantly decreased the level of HDAC4 in Bel-7402. NaPB significantly improved the level of acetylating histone H4. The normal liver cell line L-02 showed no distinct changes under treatment with NaPB.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>NaPB inhibited the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma cells Bel-7402 and induced partial differentiation through enhancing the acetylating histones. In Bel-7402, the expressions of P21(WAF1/CIP1) and E-cadherin may be related to level of acetylating histones and inhibition of cellular growth. NaPB showed no significant effect on normal liver cells.</p>

Humans , Antineoplastic Agents , Pharmacology , Blotting, Western , Cadherins , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , Drug Therapy , Metabolism , Pathology , Cell Cycle , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21 , Enzyme Inhibitors , Pharmacology , Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors , Liver Neoplasms , Drug Therapy , Metabolism , Pathology , Phenylbutyrates , Pharmacology
Chinese Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism ; (12)2001.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-676629


Objective To investigate the effects of different doses of alcohol on the synthesis of testosterone and the expression of androgen binding protein(ABP)mRNA in rat testis.Methods Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups(10 rats each group)and received either distilled water(control group)or alcohol(alcohol-fed groups)for 5 months.Alcohol was administered by garage with a single daily dose : 5 g/kg(large dose group),2.5 g/kg(middle dose group)and 0.5 g/kg(small dose group).Testosterone content was measured by ELISA.mRNA levels of peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors(PBR),PPARct and ABP were assayed by RT-PCR.Results Compared with control group:(1)ethanol feeding with daily doses of 5 g/kg,2.5 g/kg and 0.5 g/kg significantly decreased testosterone levels by 31.13%(P0.05)respectively,indicating that ethanol might impair testosterone synthesis;(2) mRNA levels of PBR were decreased in all three ethanol-treated groups(all P