Publications by authors named "Jinlong Teng"

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Mesenchymal stem cells-derived extracellular vesicles carrying microRNA-17 inhibits macrophage apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Jun 27;95:107408. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao 266003, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: Sepsis, as a disease affecting the microcirculation and tissue perfusion, results in tissue hypoxia and multiple organ dysfunctions. Bone mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC)-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been demonstrated to transfer trivial molecules (proteins/peptides, mRNA, microRNA and lipids) to alleviate sepsis. We sought to define the function of microRNA (miR)-17 carried in BMSC-EVs in sepsis.

Methods: The purity of the extracted BMSCs was identified and confirmed by detection of the surface markers by flow cytometry, followed by osteoblastic, adipogenic, and chondrocyte differentiation experiments. Subsequently, EVs were collected from the medium of BMSCs. The uptake of PKH-67-labeled BMSC-EVs or EVs carrying cy3-miR-17 by RAW264.7 cells was observed under laser confocal microscopy. Furthermore, a series of gain- and loss-of-function approaches were conducted to test the effects of LPS, miR-17 and BRD4 on the inflammatory factors (IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α), number of M1 macrophages and M2 macrophages, inflammatory-related signal pathway factors (EZH2, c-MYC and TRAIL), macrophage proliferation, and apoptosis in sepsis. The survival rates were measured in vivo.

Results: BMSC-EVs was internalized by the RAW264.7 cells. BDR4 was verified as a target of miR-17, while the expression pattern of miR-17 was upregulated in BMSC-EVs. MiR-17 carried by BMSC-EVs inhibited LPS-induced inflammation and apoptosis of RAW264.7 cells, but improved the viability of RAW264.7 cells. Next, in vitro experiments supported that miR-17 inhibited LPS-induced inflammation in RAW264.7 cells through BRD4/EZH2/TRAIL axis. BRD4 overexpression reversed the effects of miR-17. Moreover, the therapeutic function of BMSC-EVs carried miR-17 was verified by in vivo experiments.

Conclusions: MiR-17 derived from BMSCs-EVs regulates BRD4-mediated EZH2/TRAIL axis to essentially inhibit LPS-induced macrophages inflammation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2021.107408DOI Listing
June 2021

Characteristics of TCM Constitution and Related Biomarkers for Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2021 20;17:1115-1124. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, 530023, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: The incidence of Alzheimer's disease is on the rise, early detection of cognitive impairment of the elderly is very important. In traditional Chinese medicine, constitution is related to the susceptibility of the human body to diseases. Based on the theory of constitution of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the human population can be classified into 9 constitutions. However, little is known about the characteristics of medical constitution and related biomarkers in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Methods: We measured the TCM Constitution of 214 subjects by using the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ). MMSE and MoCA were used to assess cognitive function. The subjects were divided into mild cognitive impairment group (MCI, n = 152) and normal control group (NC, n = 62). The levels of serum Hcy and serum/urine 8-iso-PGF 2α were determined.

Results: 1) It was found that there was a significant difference in constitution types between MCI and NC. There were significant differences in MMSE and MoCA score, serum Hcy and serum/urine 8-iso-PGF 2a levels between the two groups. 2) In logistic regression analysis, the variables with statistical significance were TCM Constitution of Yang-Deficient, Phlegm-Dampness, Blood-Stasis and abnormal increase of Hcy (OR>1). 3) The MoCA scores had a positive correlation with the MMSE. A statistically significant inverse association was found between serum Hcy, blood and urine 8-iso-PGF 2a and scores of cognitive assessment in MCI.

Conclusion: Constitution types (Yang-Deficient, Phlegm-Dampness and Blood-Stasis) and abnormal serum Hcy elevation can be used as risk factors for MCI. MoCA scores can serve to detect MCI at early stage. Serum/urine 8-iso-PGF 2α has a certain relationship with MCI. Higher levels of serum/urine 8-iso-PGF 2α are more likely to be associated with MCI risk.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S290692DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8068505PMC
April 2021

A Pilot Study on the Cutoff Value of Related Brain Metabolite in Chinese Elderly Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment Using MRS.

Front Aging Neurosci 2021 9;13:617611. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Rehabilitation, Bao'an Hospital, Southern Medical University, Shenzhen, China.

This cross-sectional study aimed to distinguish patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from patients with normal controls (NCs) by measuring the levels of -acetyl aspartate (NAA), total creatinine (tCr), and choline (Cho) in their hippocampus (HIP) and their posterior cingulate gyrus (PCG) by using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and to predict the cutoff value on the ratios of metabolites. We further aimed to provide a reference for the diagnosis of MCI in elderly patients in China. About 69 patients who underwent a clinical diagnosis of the MCI group and 67 patients with NCs, the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) score, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score, and MRS of the bilateral HIP and bilateral PCG were considered. The ratio of NAA/tCr and Cho/tCr in the bilateral HIP and bilateral PCG was calculated. The relationship between the ratios of metabolites and the scores of MMSE and MoCA was analyzed, and the possible brain metabolite cutoff point for the diagnosis of MCI was evaluated. Compared with the NC group, the scores of MMSE and MoCA in the MCI group decreased significantly ( < 0.05); the ratio of NAA/tCr in the bilateral HIP and bilateral PCG and the ratio of Cho/tCr at the right HIP in the MCI group decreased significantly ( < 0.05); however, there was no significant difference in the ratio of Cho/tCr in the left HIP and bilateral PCG between the two groups ( > 0.05). The correlation coefficient between MMSE/MoCA and the ratio of NAA/tCr was 0.49-0.56 in the bilateral HIP ( < 0.01). The best cutoff value of NAA/creatine (Cr) in the left HIP and the right HIP was 1.195 and 1.19. Sensitivity, specificity, and the Youden index (YDI) in the left HIP and the right HIP were (0.725, 0.803, 0.528) and (0.754, 0.803, 0.557), respectively. The level of metabolites in the HIP and the PCG of patients with MCI and of those with normal subjects has a certain correlation with the score of their MMSE and MoCA. When the value of NAA/tCr in the left HIP and right HIP is <1.19, it suggests that MCI may have occurred. According to this cutoff point, elderly patients with MCI in China could be screened.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2021.617611DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8063036PMC
April 2021

Down-regulation of GRP78 alleviates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute kidney injury.

Int Urol Nephrol 2018 Nov 18;50(11):2099-2107. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Emergency Medicine, The Affiliated hospital of Qingdao University, 16 Jiangsu Road, Qingdao, 266003, China.

Purpose: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is accompanied with life-threatening sepsis. It is necessary to develop effective therapy agent or strategy for treating AKI. LPS is a primary pathogenic factor that induces sepsis. Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is closely related to cell injuries. The objective of this study was to examine the role of GRP78 in LPS-induced AKI.

Methods: Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry (FCM) were respectively performed to assess the cell viability and apoptosis. Available commercial kits were used to detect the reactive oxygen species (ROS) contents and the activity of oxidative indicators. The expressions of the relevant factors were determined by real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and Western blot.

Results: The results showed that the expression of GRP78 was apparently increased by LPS treatment, and that the down-regulation of GRP78 by small RNA interference improved the proliferation ability of renal cells in comparison to LPS group. The LPS-induced immune response and oxidative stress was alleviated by the depletion of GRP78. Moreover, the LPS-induced apoptosis was reduced in the GRP78 group by regulating the expression of mitochondrial apoptosis (Bcl-2, Bax) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress (CHOP, caspase-12)-associated proteins. In addition, the protective role of GRP78 reduction was partly related to the balance of NF-κB/IκB.

Conclusions: Down-regulation of GRP78 attenuated LPS-induced AKI through inhibiting immune response/oxidative stress-associated apoptosis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11255-018-1911-0DOI Listing
November 2018

The Combination of the Tumor Markers Suggests the Histological Diagnosis of Lung Cancer.

Biomed Res Int 2017 18;2017:2013989. Epub 2017 May 18.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, 16 Jiangsu Road, Qingdao 266003, China.

Tumor markers are beneficial for the diagnosis and therapy monitoring of lung cancer. However, the value of tumor markers in lung cancer histological diagnosis is unknown. In this study, we analyzed the serum levels of six tumor markers (CEA, CYFRA21-1, SCC, NSE, ProGRP, and CA125) in 2097 suspected patients with lung cancer and determined whether the combination of the tumor markers was useful for histological diagnosis of lung cancer. We found that CYFRA21-1 was the most sensitive marker in NSCLC. ProGRP showed a better clinical performance than that of NSE in discriminating between SCLC and NSCLC. The serum level of CYFRA21-1 or SCC was significantly higher in squamous carcinoma ( < 0.05), and the levels of ProGRP and NSE were significantly higher in SCLC ( < 0.05). According to the criteria established, SCLC and NSCLC were discriminated with sensitivity of 87.12 and 62.63% and specificity of 64.61 and 99.5%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity in the differentiation of adenocarcinoma and squamous carcinoma were 68.1 and 81.63% and 70.73 and 65.93%, with NPV of 46.03 and 68.97% and PPV of 85.82 and 79.47%, respectively. Our results suggested the combination of six tumor markers could discriminate the histological types of lung cancer.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/2013989DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5451759PMC
March 2018