Publications by authors named "He Yu-Ling"

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Flow and clogging of particles in shaking random obstacles.

Soft Matter 2019 Apr;15(16):3443-3450

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Engineering and Quantum Materials, School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China.

Transport of three types of particles (passive particles, active particles, and polar particles) is investigated in a random obstacle array in the presence of a dc drift force. The obstacles are static or synchronously shake along the given direction. When the obstacles are static, the average velocity is a peaked function of the dc drift force (negative differential mobility) for low particle density, while the average velocity monotonically increases with the dc drift force (positive differential mobility) for high particle density. Under the same conditions, passive particles are most likely to pass through the obstacles, while polar particles are easily trapped by the obstacles. The polar alignment can strongly reduce the overall mobility of particles. When the obstacles shake along the given direction, the optimal shaking frequency or amplitude can maximize the average velocity. It is more effective to reduce clogging for the transverse shaking than that for the longitudinal shaking.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9sm00144aDOI Listing
April 2019

[Study on Archaeological Lime Powders from Taosi and Yinxu Sites by FTIR].

Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi 2015 Mar;35(3):613-6

Archaeological lime powders samples from Taosi and Yinxu sites, natural limestone and experimentally prepared lime mortar were investigated by means of Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) to identify the raw material of lime powders from Taosi and Yinxu sites. Results show that ν2/ν4 ratio of calcite resulted from carbonation reaction of man-made lime is around 6.31, which is higher than that of calcite in natural limestone and reflects the difference in the disorder of calcite crystal structure among the natural limestone and prepared lime mortar. With additional grinding, the values of v2 and ν4 in natural limestone and prepared lime mortar decrease. Meanwhile, the trend lines of ν2 versus ν4 for calcite in experimentally prepared lime mortar have a steeper slope when compared to calcite in natural limestone. These imply that ν2/ν4 ratio and the slope of the trend lines of ν2 versus ν4 can be used to determine the archaeological man-made lime. Based on the experiment results, it is possible that the archaeological lime powder from Taosi and Yinxu sites was prepared using man-made lime and the ancient Chinese have mastered the calcining technology of man-made lime in the late Neolithic period about 4 300 years ago.
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March 2015

Protective Effect of Ethanol Extracts of Hericium erinaceus on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Neuropathic Pain in Rats.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2015 16;2015:595480. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Division, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi 530021, China.

We investigated the effects of Hericium erinaceus (HEE) on alloxan induced diabetic neuropathic pain in laboratory rats. Alloxan induced diabetic rats were administered orally HEE. After 6 weeks of treatments, treatment with HEE 40 mg/kg in diabetic animals showed significant increase in pain threshold and paw withdrawal threshold and significant decrease in serum glucose and urine glucose. We also observed a significant increase in lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), Lipid peroxidation (LPO), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity, glutathione reductase (GR) activity, catalase (CAT) activity, Na(+)K(+)ATPase activity, and glutathione S transferase (GST) activity along with significant decreased levels of glutathione (GSH) content in diabetic rats. The total antioxidant status (TAOS) in the HEE-treated groups was significantly lower than that in the alloxan-treated group. HEE can offer pain relief in diabetic neuropathic pain. The improvement in diabetic state after HEE treatment along with the antioxidant activity could be the probable way by which it had alleviated diabetic neuropathy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/595480DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4415746PMC
May 2015

Stretch-inducible expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in human osteoblasts-like cells is mediated by PI3K-JNK pathway.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2011 16;28(2):297-304. Epub 2011 Aug 16.

Stomatological Center, the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

To explore the possible role for connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) during tooth movement, we evaluated CTGF gene and protein expression in MG-63 cells subjected to cyclic stretch. Cyclic stretch caused a time-dependent increase in CTGF mRNA and protein levels.Inhibition of p38 MAP kinase or ERK activation did not affect cyclic stretch-induced CTGF expression. Specific inhibitors of PI3K suppressed stretch -induced CTGF expression in a time-dependent manner. cyclic stretch activated JNK and ERK, but not p38 MAP kinase in osteoblast-like cells. PI3K inhibitors suppressed cyclic stretch-induced JNK, but not p38 MAP kinase activation. Finally, SP600125, a Specific Inhibitor of JNK, suppressed stretch -induced CTGF Expression. These results suggest that stretch-induced CTGF expression is mediated through the PI3K-JNK -dependent pathway, not by p38 MAP kinase and ERK pathways.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000331743DOI Listing
December 2011

Type I natural killer T cells: naturally born for fighting.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2010 Sep 9;31(9):1123-32. Epub 2010 Aug 9.

Department of Immunology, Institute of Allergy and Immune-related Diseases and Center for Medical Research, Wuhan University School of Medicine, China.

Type capital I, Ukrainian natural killer T cells (NKT cells), a subset of CD1d-restricted T cells with invariant Valphabeta TCR, are characterized by prompt production of large amounts of Th1 and/or Th2 cytokines upon primary stimulation through the TCR complex. The rapid release of cytokines implies that type capital I, Ukrainian NKT cells may play a critical role in modulating the upcoming immune responses, such as anti-tumor response, protection against infection, and autoimmunity. As a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity, type capital I, Ukrainian NKT cells differentiate and mature upon stimulations to achieve and maintain a homeostasis. Orchestrating with other arms of adaptive immunity, type capital I, Ukrainian NKT cells show strong cytotoxic effects in response to various tumors in a direct and/or indirect manner(s). This review will focus primarily on type capital I, Ukrainian NKT cell development, homeostasis, and effector functions, especially in anti-tumor immunity, and followed by their potential applications in treatment of cancers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/aps.2010.119DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4002303PMC
September 2010

Insulin receptor substrate 1 regulates the cellular differentiation and the matrix metallopeptidase expression of preosteoblastic cells.

J Endocrinol 2010 Sep 4;206(3):271-7. Epub 2010 Jun 4.

Institute of Metabolism and Endocrinology, Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Second Xiang-Ya Hospital of Central South University, 410011 ChangSha, People's Republic of China.

Insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) is an essential molecule for the intracellular signaling of IGF1 and insulin, which are potent anabolic regulators of bone metabolism. Osteoblastic IRS1 is essential for maintaining bone turnover; however, the mechanism underlying this regulation remains unclear. To clarify the role of IRS1 in bone metabolism, we employed RNA interference to inhibit IRS1 gene expression and observed the effects of silencing this gene on the proliferation and differentiation of and the expression of matrix metallopeptidase (MMP) and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11b (TNFRSF11B) in MC3T3-E1 cells. Our results showed that IRS1 short hairpin RNAs can effectively suppress the expression of IRS1, and inhibit the phosphorylation of AKT in IRS1 pathway; reduce the expression of MMP2, MMP3, MMP13, and MMP14, decrease the expression of TNFRSF11B and RANKL (also known as tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 11), however increase the RANKL/TNFRSF11B ratio; decrease cell survival, proliferation, and mineralization, and impair the differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. The downregulation of IRS1 had no effect on the expression of MMP1. Our findings suggest that IRS1 not only promotes bone formation and mineralization but also might play roles in bone resorption partly via the regulation of MMPs and RANKL/TNFRSF11B ratio, thus regulates the bone turnover.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1677/JOE-10-0064DOI Listing
September 2010

[Construction of WISP3 gene's mutants in SEDT-PA and their expression in COS-7 cells].

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2008 Jan;33(1):8-15

Institute of Metablism and Endocrinology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410011,China.

Objective: To construct two types of Wnt-inducible secreted protein 3(WISP3) gene's mutants(1000T/C,840delT) found in spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda with progressive anthopathy (SEDT-PA) patients, and to observe their expression in COS-7 cells.

Methods: Full-length cDNA of wild type WISP3 gene(WT-WISP3) was amplified from human chondrocytes by RT-PCR, and site-directed mutagenesis was used to obtain full-length cDNAs of the mutated WISP3 genes(MUT1000T/C and MUT840delT). The recombined plasmids WT-WISP3/pcDNA3.1(+), MUT1000T/C/pcDNA3.1(+) and MUT840delT/pcDNA3.1(+) were transfected transiently into COS-7 cells by liposome-mediated method, and pcDNA3.1(+) vector was used as a control. The total RNA and protein of the transfected COS-7 cells were extracted after 48 hours of transfection. The expression of WISP3 gene in the transfected COS-7 cells was detected by semi-quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot.

Results: By restriction endonuclease analysis and sequencing, the sequence of MUT1000T/C and MUT840delT were consistent with that mutated in SEDT-PA, and the open reading frames matched with the vector sequence. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot showed that the recombined plasmids were highly expressed in COS-7 cells.

Conclusion: WISP3 gene's mutants of SEDT-PA are successfully constructed by genetic recombination, and expressed in COS-7 cells, which lays the foundation for the further study on its molecular functions in SEDT-PA.
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January 2008

Cellular and molecular responses in progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia articular cartilage associated with compound heterozygous WISP3 gene mutation.

J Mol Med (Berl) 2007 Sep 5;85(9):985-96. Epub 2007 May 5.

Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Second Xiang-Ya Hospital of Central South University, 139# Mid-RenMin Road, Changsha, Hunan, 410011, China.

Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is characterized by continuous degeneration and loss of articular cartilage, which has been attributed to mutations in the gene encoding WISP3. We collected a PPD family and analyzed their WISP3 genes mutation. Articular chondrocytes (ACs) were purified from the femurs of a PPD patient after hip replacement surgery. Cell growth, proliferation, and viability were examined. Gene expression profiling and analyses of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-1, -3, and -13 proteins were carried out using cDNA differential microarrays, real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunohistochemistry, and Western blot analysis. We found that two probands carried a deletion (840delT) mutation in maternal allele, which leads to truncated WISP3 protein missing 43 residues in C terminus; and a 1000T>C substitution in paternal allele, which was also passed on to four other members in the PPD kindred. PPD ACs were heterogeneous in size with an enhanced rate of cell proliferation and viability compared with the normal ACs. MMP-1, -3, and -13 mRNA expressions were dereased in PPD ACs. MMP-1, -3, and -13 protein levels, however, were increased in cell lysates from PPD ACs, but markedly decreased in the supernatants from cultured ACs. WISP3 mRNA expression in PPD ACs was also decreased. Our results show, for the first time, a compound heterozygous mutation of WISP3 and a series of cellular and molecular changes disturbing the endochondral ossification in this PPD patient.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00109-007-0193-2DOI Listing
September 2007
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