Publications by authors named "Jian-Hong Xie"

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Effects of the valsartan/amlodipine combination and nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system monotherapy on brachial pulse pressure and radial augmentation index in hypertensive patients.

Blood Press Monit 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, Department of Hypertension, Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Department of Geriatrics, People's Hospital of Hangzhou Medical College, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Department of Cardiology, Fujian Medical University Affiliated Union Hospital, Fuzhou, China.

Objective: In a substudy of a randomized controlled trial, we investigated the effects of the valsartan/amlodipine single-pill combination and nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) monotherapy on brachial pulse pressure (bPP) and radial augmentation index (rAI) in patients with previously uncontrolled hypertension.

Methods: We performed measurements of clinic blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate and rAI (n = 63) and ambulatory BP monitoring (n = 42) at baseline and 12-week of follow-up. Analysis of covariance was performed to calculate the least square mean change from baseline and between-group differences [95% confidence interval (CI)]. Correlation analysis was performed to study the interrelationship between the changes in bPP and rAI and in pulse rate.

Results: After 12-week treatment, clinic and ambulatory SBP/DBP and pulse rate were not differently changed between the valsartan/amlodipine (n = 29) and nifedipine GITS groups (n = 34, P ≥ 0.06) except daytime SBP (P = 0.01). The reductions in 24-h and daytime ambulatory bPP were significantly greater in the former than the latter group (P ≤ 0.04). rAI increased slightly by 3.5% (P = 0.20) and 5.2% (P = 0.06) in the valsartan/amlodipine and nifedipine groups, respectively, with a between-group difference of -1.7% (95% CI -9.6 to 6.1%, P = 0.66). In the two groups combined, the changes in clinic and ambulatory bPP were not or weakly associated with that in clinic or ambulatory pulse rate (r = -0.14 to 0.36, P = 0.02-0.95), while the changes in rAI were more strongly or significantly associated with that in clinic or ambulatory pulse rate (r = -0.39 to -0.23, P = 0.02-0.16).

Conclusions: Antihypertensive drug-induced changes in rAI but not bPP were dependent on pulse rate.
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March 2021

lncRNA Promotes Metastasis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Through EZH2-Mediated Activation of Hippo/NOTCH1 Signaling Pathways.

Cell J 2021 Apr 1;23(1):21-31. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, P.R China. Email:

Objective: Although growing evidences have showed that long non-coding RNA (lncRNAs) plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 () plays a critical role in the progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), there are still many unsolved mysteries remains to be deeply elucidated. This study aimed to find a new underlying mechanism of in regulating the tumorigenesis and development of NSCLC.

Materials And Methods: In this experimental study, Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRTPCR) was used to profile the expression of in NSCLC tissues and cells. The effects of on cell growth, migration and invasion were detected by colony formation assay, Matrigel-free transwell and Matrigel transwell assays, respectively. Changes of the key protein expression in Hippo and NOTCH signaling pathways, as well as epithelialmesenchymal transition (EMT) markers, were analyzed using western blot. Interaction of with enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) was verified by RNA pull-down, and their binding to the downstream targets was detected by Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays.

Results: These results showed that was up-regulated in NSCLC tissue and cell lines, promoting NSCLC cell proliferation, migration and invasion. Knockdown of inhibited the expression of Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) and NOTCH1 signaling activation. Further, we have confirmed that regulated expression of YAP1 through EZH2-mediated promoter methylation resulting in the inhibition of transcription and its target YAP1 upregulation, and finally NOTCH signaling pathway was activated, which promoted EMT and invasion and metastasis.

Conclusion: These results suggested that lncRNA promotes NSCLC metastasis through EZH2-mediated activation of Hippo/NOTCH1 signaling pathways. This study provides a new opportunity to advance our understanding in the potential mechanism of NSCLC development.
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April 2021

Determination of phenformin hydrochloride employing a sensitive fluorescent probe.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2016 Jun 9;162:98-104. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Analytical and Testing Center, Shanxi Normal University, Shanxi, Linfen 041004, PR China.

A complexation of non-fluorescent phenformin hydrochloride (PFH) with cucurbit [7]uril (CB [7]) in aqueous solution was investigated using the fluorescent probe of palmatine (PAL) coupled with CB [7]. The fluorescent probe of CB [7]-PAL exhibited strong fluorescence in aqueous solution, which was quenched gradually with the increase of PFH. This effect is observed because when PFH was added to the host-guest system of CB [7]-PAL, PFH and PAL competed to occupy the CB [7] cavity. Portions of the PAL molecule were expelled from the CB [7] cavity owing to the introduction of PFH. Based on the significant quenching of the supramolecular complex fluorescence intensity, a fluorescence method of high sensitivity and selectivity was developed to determine PFH with good precision and accuracy for the first time. The linear range of the method was 0.005-1.9 μg mL(-1) with a detection limit of 0.003 μg mL(-1). In this work, association constants (K) of PFH with CB [7] were also determined. KCB [7]-PFH=(2.52±0.05)×10(5) L mol(-1). The ability of PFH to bind with CB [7] is stronger than that of PAL. The results of a density functional theory calculation authenticated that the moiety of PFH was embedded in the hydrophobic cavity of CB [7] tightly, and the nitrogen atom is located in the vicinity of a carbonyl-laced portal in the energy-minimized structure. The molecular modelling of the interaction between PFH and CB [7] was also confirmed by (1)H NMR spectra (Bruker 600 MHz).
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June 2016

[Identification of a novel frameshift mutation of human androgen receptor gene in a patient featuring complete androgen insensitivity syndrome].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi 2013 Feb;30(1):99-101

Zhuhai Municipal Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital, Zhuhai, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To identify potential mutation of human androgen receptor (AR) gene in a patient with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS).

Methods: DNA sequences of 8 exons and exon/intron boundaries of the AR gene were amplified with PCR and directly sequenced.

Results: DNA sequencing has revealed a frameshift mutation due to deletion of nucleotide C at position 3507 in exon 6, which gave rise to a stop codon resulting premature termination for translation.

Conclusion: A novel frameshift mutation in exon 6 of AR gene probably underlies the disease in our patient.
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February 2013

[Effects of cadmium on rice seed germination].

Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 2007 Jul;18(7):1665-8

Hunan Institute of Rice Research, Changsha 410125, China.

With 319 rice varieties as test objects, this paper studied the effects of cadmium on their seed germination. The results showed that after treated with 10 mg x L(-1) of Cd2+, seed germination rate was less affected, but root growth was restrained evidently. Cadmium had more serious impact on root than on sprout. Different rice varieties had different germination responses to Cd2+, with the sequence of conventional rice (Japonica rice) > hybrid rice (Indianica rice) > conventional rice (Indianica rice). The root length and number of two-line sterilities were restrained more strongly than those of three-line sterilities. Based on their responses to Cd2+, the test 319 varieties were clustered into 3 types, i.e., endurant type, medium type, and sensitive type.
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July 2007