Publications by authors named "Tianhong Ma"

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Downregulation of miR-588 is associated with tumor progression and unfavorable prognosis in patients with osteosarcoma.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Jun 8;21(6):592. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Mudanjiang University, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang 157009, P.R China.

Osteosarcoma (OS) is a primary malignant tumor characterized by a high metastatic potential and poor prognosis. The dysregulation of miR-588 has been demonstrated to serve crucial roles in the progression of numerous types of cancer. The present study aimed to investigate the expression and function of miR-588 in the development of OS. To do so, clinical samples were collected and analyzed, and in vitro experiments were conducted. A total of 104 patients with OS were recruited between 2012 and 2014. The expression of miR-588 was analyzed by reverse transcription quantitative PCR. The association between miR-588 expression and the clinicopathological characteristics and survival rate of patients with OS was evaluated. Furthermore, Cell Counting Kit-8 and Transwell assays were used to evaluate the effect of miR-588 on the proliferation and the migratory and invasive abilities of various OS cell lines. The results demonstrated that miR-588 expression in OS tissues and cells was significantly lower compared with normal tissues and cells. In addition, miR-588 expression was closely associated with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) staging of patients with OS. miR-588 expression and MSTS staging were therefore considered as independent indicators for the prognosis of patients with OS. In addition, miR-588 downregulation significantly stimulated the proliferation and migratory and invasive abilities of OS cells. Taken together, these findings indicated that miR-588 may serve as an independent prognostic factor and tumor suppressor in OS.
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June 2021

An Optical Fiber Sensor Coated with Electrospinning Polyvinyl Alcohol/Carbon Nanotubes Composite Film.

Sensors (Basel) 2020 Dec 7;20(23). Epub 2020 Dec 7.

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China.

A fiber-optics tapered sensor that is covered by an electrospinning polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofiber film, is demonstrated to measure humidity and temperature simultaneously. A section multi-mode fiber (MMF) was sandwiched between two leading-in and out single mode fibers (SMFs), which was further tapered down to 29 μm to promote the humidity sensitivity of the sensor. A thin layer of electrospinning PVA nanofiber film was uniformly coated on the MMF taper region by electrospinning technology. In order to promote the humidity sensitivity and mechanical strength of electrospinning nanofibers, the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were mixed into PVA to formed PVA/CNTs composite nanofiber film. A Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) was cascaded with the humidity sensing fiber to monitor the ambient temperature simultaneously. The addition of CNTs effectively eliminated the cracks on the electrospinning nanofiber and made it more uniform and smoother. As experimental results show, the humidity sensitivity of the sensor with PVA/CNTs film was 0.0484 dB/%RH, an improvement of 31.16% compared to that of the sensor with PVA film, for which sensitivity is 0.0369 dB/%RH. The nanofiber humidity-sensitive film constructed using electrospinning had a satisfactory humidity response, special 3D structure and extensive application prospect.
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December 2020

Vitamin D Inhibition of TRPV5 Expression During Osteoclast Differentiation.

Int J Endocrinol Metab 2019 Oct 14;17(4):e91583. Epub 2019 Oct 14.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

Background: Vitamin D is an important steroid that can regulate bone metabolism including osteoclast (OC) differentiation. Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 5 (TRPV5), is a calcium channel protein involved in OC differentiation. However, the impact of vitamin D on TRPV5 expression during OC differentiation is not clear.

Objectives: To determine if 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)D) regulates the expression of TRPV5 during OC differentiation.

Methods: Bone marrow mononuclear macrophage (BMMs) were induced to differentiate into OC with or without treatment with 10 nM 1,25(OH)D. The expression levels of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and TRPV5 were examined. The expression of several OC markers, including tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), carbonic anhydrase II (Ca II), cathepsin K (CTSK), and vacuolar-type H-ATPase (V-ATPase) were also detected.

Results: We found that the VDR was expressed in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages at the early stage of OC differentiation. TRPV5 expression was increased during OC differentiation, which was down-regulated by 1,25(OH)D after a prolonged exposure. The 1,25(OH)D and TRPV5 inhibitors inhibited OC differentiation.

Conclusions: 1,25(OH)D can inhibit TRPV5 expression as well as TRPV5 inhibitors during OC differentiation. This suggests that 1,25(OH)D may suppress OC differentiation by inhibiting TRPV5 expression.
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October 2019

Corn silk decoction for blood lipid in patients with angina pectoris: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Phytother Res 2019 Nov 18;33(11):2862-2869. Epub 2019 Aug 18.

Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China.

The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of corn silk decoction on lipid profile in patients with angina pectoris. PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, Google Scholar, Chongqing VIP Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang database were searched up to January 2019 for randomized controlled trials that assessed the impact of corn silk decoction on total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with angina pectoris. Study evaluation and synthesis methods were in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook, and data were analyzed using Review Manager (version 5.3) software. Random effects model was applied in this systematic review and meta-analysis to compensate for potential heterogeneity among the included studies. A total of four randomized controlled trials were eligible for meta-analysis. Pooled results of these studies indicated that corn silk decoction might improve high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and reduce total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with angina pectoris. Subgroup analyses showed that corn silk decoction or modified corn silk decoction plus conventional pharmaceutical treatment could have favorable effects on blood lipids. However, the lack of blinding in most studies may have led to overestimation of these effects. Further studies with better design are needed to confirm these findings.
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November 2019

Effect of Panax notoginseng in patients with multiple fractured ribs and pulmonary contusions caused by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

Forsch Komplementmed 2014 9;21(6):360-4. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Orthopedics Department, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the combination of conventional treatment and Panax notoginseng (PN group) is superior to conventional treatment alone (CG group) in reducing the clinical symptoms of patients with multiple fractured ribs and pulmonary contusions.

Patients And Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients treated for multiple fractured ribs and pulmonary contusions with either conventional treatment (n = 17) or P. notoginseng (n = 18). Visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores and arterial oxygen saturation were measured at baseline and at 1 and 2 weeks following treatment. The duration of mechanical ventilation, systemic analgesics, and hospital stay were also recorded.

Results: VAS scores in the PN group were lower than in the CG group at 1 week (p < 0.01) and at 2 weeks (p < 0.05). Arterial oxygen saturation in both groups was higher after treatment than at baseline (p < 0.05), but there was no statistically significant difference between the 2 groups (p > 0.05). The duration of mechanical ventilation, systemic analgesics administration, and hospital stay in the PN group was remarkably decreased as compared to the CG group (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: Combining conventional treatment and P. notoginseng seems to be an efficient method that can improve the clinical symptoms of multiple fractured ribs and pulmonary contusions.
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