Publications by authors named "Li-Gang Li"

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miRNA-124 regulates palmitic acid-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cell migration in human retinal pigment epithelial cells by targeting LIN7C.

Exp Ther Med 2022 Jul 1;24(1):481. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Department of Cataracts, Xi'an Aier Ancient City Eye Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710082, P.R. China.

The present study revealed that palmitic acid (PA) treatment induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, which are involved in the progression of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). ARPE-19 cells were treated with PA followed by miRNA screening and EMT marker detection using qRT-PCR. Then, miR-124 mimic or inhibitor was transfected into ARPE-19 cells to explore the role of miR-124 on the EMT of ARPE-19 cells using transwell assay. The underlying mechanism of miRNA were predicted by bioinformatics method and confirmed by luciferase activity reporter assay. Furthermore, gain-of-function strategy was also used to explore the role of LIN7C in the EMT of ARPE-19 cells. The expression of miRNA or mRNA expression was determined by qRT-PCR and the protein expression was determined using western blot assay. The result presented that PA reduced the expression of E-cadherin/ZO-1 whilst increasing the expression of fibronectin/α-SMA. In addition, PA treatment enhanced the expression of microRNA (miR)-124 in ARPE-19 cells. Overexpression of miR-124 enhanced PA-induced upregulation of E-cadherin and ZO-1 expression and downregulation of fibronectin and α-SMA. Moreover, miR-124 mimic also enhanced the migration of ARPE-19 cells induced by PA treatment. Inversely, miR-124 inhibitor presented opposite effect on PA-induced EMT and cell migration in ARPE-19 cells. Luciferase activity reporter assay confirmed that Lin-7 homolog C (LIN7C) was a direct target of miR-124 in ARPE-19 cells. Overexpression of LIN7C was found to suppress the migration ability and expression of fibronectin and α-SMA, while increasing expression of E-cadherin and ZO-1; miR-124 mimic abrogated the inhibitive effect of LIN7C on the EMT of ARPE-19 cells and PA further enhanced this abolishment. Collectively, these findings suggest that miR-124/LIN7C can modulate EMT and cell migration in RPE cells, which may have therapeutic implications in the management of PVR diseases.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/etm.2022.11408DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9214593PMC
July 2022

Intravenous Contrast Material Administration at High-pitch Dual-source CT Coronary Angiography: Bolus-tracking Technique with Shortened Time of Respiratory Instruction Versus Test Bolus Technique.

Chin Med Sci J 2013 Jan;27(4):225-31

Department of Radiology Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou 014040, China.

Objective To investigate the feasibility of acquiring the similar homogeneous enhancement using bolus-tracking techniques with shortened respiratory time in prospectively electrocardiogram-gated high-pitch spiral acquisition mode (Flash mode) coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) compared with test bolus technique. Methods One hundred and eighty-four consecutive patients with mean heart rate ≤65 beats per minute undergoing CCTA were prospectively included in this study. The patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the group A (n=92) instructed to shorten respiratory time received CCTA using bolus-tracking technique with high-pitch spiral acquisition mode (Flash mode), while those in the group B (n=92) underwent CCTA with test bolus technique. The attenuation in the ascending aorta, image noise, contrast-to-noise ratio and radiation doses of the two groups were assessed. Results There were no significant differences in the mean attenuation values in the ascending aorta (483.18±59.07 HU vs. 498.7±83.51 HU, P=0.183), image noise (21.4±4.5 HU vs. 20.9±4.3 HU, P=0.414), contrast-to-noise ratio (12.1±4.2 vs. 13.8±5.1, P=0.31) between the groups A and B. There were no significant differences in the radiation dose of dynamic monitoring scans (0.056±0.026 mSv vs. 0.062±0.018 mSv, P=0.068) and radiation dose of angiography (0.94±0.07 mSv vs. 0.96±0.15 mSv, P=0.926) between the two groups, while 15 mL less contrast material volume was administered in the group A than the group B. Conclusion Bolus-tracking technique with shortened time of respiratory in Flash mode of dual-source CT yields the similar homogeneous enhancement with less contrast material in comparison to the test bolus technique.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1001-9294(13)60006-1DOI Listing
January 2013

Feasibility and Diagnostic Accuracy for Assessment of Coronary Artery Stenosis of Prospectively Electrocardiogram-gated High-pitch Spiral Acquisition Mode Dual-source CT Coronary Angiography in Patients with Relatively Higher Heart Rates: in Comparison with Catheter Coronary Angiography.

Chin Med Sci J 2013 Jan;27(4):213-9

Department of Radiology, Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou 014040, China.

Objective To prospectively investigate the diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery stenosis of prospectively electrocardiogram-triggered spiral acquisition mode (high pitch mode) dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in patients with relatively higher heart rates (HR) compared with catheter coronary angiography (CCA). Methods Forty-seven consecutive patients with relatively higher HR (>65 and <100 bpm) (20 male, 27 female; age 55±10 years) who both underwent dual-source CTCA and CCA were prospectively included in this study. All patients were performed CTCA using high pitch mode setting at 20%-30% of the R-R interval for the image acquisition. All coronary segments were evaluated by two blinded and independent observers with regard to image quality on a three-point scale (1: excellent to 3: non-diagnostic) and for the presence of significant coronary stenoses (defined as diameter narrowing exceeding 50%). Considered CCA as the standard of reference, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were calculated. Radiation dose values were calculated using the dose-length product. Results Image quality was rated as being score 1 in 92.4% of segments, score 2 in 6.1% of segmentsand score 3 in 1.5% of segments. The average image quality score per segment was 1.064±0.306. The HR variability of patients with image score 1, 2 and 3 were 2.29±1.06 bpm, 5.17±1.37 bpm, 8.88±1.53 bpm, respectively. The average HR variability of patients with different image scores were significantly different (F=170.402, P=0.001). The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were 92.6%, 97.0%, 87.6%, 98.3%, respectively, per segment and 90.0%, 95.2%, 85.3%, 96.9%, respectively, per vessel and 100%, 63.6%, 90.0%, 100%, respectively, per patient. The effective radiation dose was on average 0.86±0.16 mSv. Conclusion In patients with HR more than 65 bpm and below 100 bpm without cardiac arrhythmia, the prospectively electrocardiogram-gated high-pitch spiral acquisition mode with image acquired timing set at 20%-30% of the R-R interval provides a high diagnostic accuracy for the assessment of coronary stenoses combined with a 1.5% of non-diagnostic coronary segments and a radiation dose below 1 mSv.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1001-9294(13)60004-8DOI Listing
January 2013

Prospectively electrocardiogram-gated high-pitch spiral acquisition mode dual-source CT coronary angiography in patients with high heart rates: comparison with retrospective electrocardiogram-gated spiral acquisition mode.

Korean J Radiol 2012 Nov-Dec;13(6):684-93. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Department of Radiology, Baotou Central Hospital, Inner Mongolia, Baotou 014040, China.

Objective: To assess the image quality and effective radiation dose of prospectively electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated high-pitch spiral acquisition mode (flash mode) of dual-source CT (DSCT) coronary angiography (CTCA) in patients with high heart rates (HRs) as compared with retrospectively ECG-gated spiral acquisition mode.

Materials And Methods: Two hundred and sixty-eight consecutive patients (132 female, mean age: 55 ± 11 years) with mean HR > 65 beats per minute (bpm) were prospectively included in this study. The patients were divided into two groups. Collection was performed in group A CTCA using flash mode setting at 20-30% of the R-R interval, and retrospectively ECG-gated spiral acquisition mode in group B. The image noise, contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), image quality scores, effective radiation dose and influencing factors on image quality between the two groups were assessed.

Results: There were no significant differences in image quality scores and proportions of non-diagnostic coronary artery segments between two groups (image quality scores: 1.064 ± 0.306 [group A] vs. 1.084 ± 0.327 [group B], p = 0.063; proportion of non-diagnostic coronary artery segments: segment-based analysis 1.52% (group A) vs. 1.74% (group B), p = 0.345; patient-based analysis 7.5% (group A) vs. 6.7% (group B), p = 0.812). The estimated radiation dose was 1.0 ± 0.16 mSv in group A and 7.1 ± 1.05 mSv in group B (p = 0.001).

Conclusion: In conclusion, in patients with HRs > 65 bpm without cardiac arrhythmia, the prospectively high-pitch spiral-acquisition mode with image-acquired timing set at 20-30% of the R-R interval provides a similar image quality and low rate of non-diagnostic coronary segments to the retrospectively ECG-gated low-pitch spiral acquisition mode, with significant reduction of radiation exposure.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3348/kjr.2012.13.6.684DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484288PMC
April 2013
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