Publications by authors named "Yunpeng Sui"

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A Mechanism Leading to Changes in Copy Number Variations Affected by Transcriptional Level Might Be Involved in Evolution, Embryonic Development, Senescence, and Oncogenesis Mediated by Retrotransposons.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 11;9:618113. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Independent Researcher, Beijing, China.

In recent years, more and more evidence has emerged showing that changes in copy number variations (CNVs) correlated with the transcriptional level can be found during evolution, embryonic development, and oncogenesis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. The success of the induced pluripotent stem cell suggests that genome changes could bring about transformations in protein expression and cell status; conversely, genome alterations generated during embryonic development and senescence might also be the result of genome changes. With rapid developments in science and technology, evidence of changes in the genome affected by transcriptional level has gradually been revealed, and a rational and concrete explanation is needed. Given the preference of the HIV-1 genome to insert into transposons of genes with high transcriptional levels, we propose a mechanism based on retrotransposons facilitated by specific pre-mRNA splicing style and homologous recombination (HR) to explain changes in CNVs in the genome. This mechanism is similar to that of the group II intron that originated much earlier. Under this proposed mechanism, CNVs on genome are dynamically and spontaneously extended in a manner that is positively correlated with transcriptional level or contract as the cell divides during evolution, embryonic development, senescence, and oncogenesis, propelling alterations in them. Besides, this mechanism explains several critical puzzles in these processes. From evidence collected to date, it can be deduced that the message contained in genome is not just three-dimensional but will become four-dimensional, carrying more genetic information.
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February 2021

The Characteristics of Tremor Motion Help Identify Parkinson's Disease and Multiple System Atrophy.

Front Neurol 2020 10;11:540. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Department of Neurology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Distinguishing between Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA) is challenging in the clinic because patients with these two conditions present with similar symptoms in motor dysfunction. Here, we aimed to determine whether tremor characteristics can serve as novel markers for distinguishing the two conditions. Ninety-one subjects with clinically diagnosed PD and 93 subjects with MSA were included. Tremor of the limbs was measured in different conditions (such as resting, postural, and weight-holding) using electromyography (EMG) surface electrodes and accelerometers. The dominant frequency, tremor occurrence rate, and harmonic occurrence rate (HOR) of the tremor were then calculated. Our results demonstrated that the tremor dominant frequency in the upper limbs of the MSA group was significantly higher than that in the PD group across all resting ( = 5.717, = 0.023), postural ( = 13.409, < 0.001), and weight-holding conditions ( = 9.491, < 0.001) and that it was not dependent on the patient's age or disease course. The tremor occurrence rate (75.6 vs. 14.9%, χ = 68.487, < 0.001) and HOR (75.0 vs. 4.5%, χ = 46.619, < 0.001) in the resting condition were significantly lower in the MSA group than in the PD group. The sensitivity of the harmonic for PD diagnosis was 75.0% and the specificity was relatively high, in some cases up to 95.5%. The PPV and NPV were 95.2 and 75.9%, respectively. Our study confirmed that several tremor characteristics, including the dominant tremor frequency and the occurrence rate in different conditions, help detect PD and MSA. The presence of harmonics may serve as a novel marker to help distinguish PD from MSA with high sensitivity and specificity.
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July 2020

[Clinical efficacy analysis of myocutaneous flap in blepharoplasty].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 03;31(3):327-330

Department of Plastic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang Jiangxi, 330006, P.R.China.

Objective: To introduce the myocutaneous flap in blepharoplasty and summarize its clinical efficacy.

Methods: Between January 2013 and March 2016, 1 560 patients underwent blepharoplasty with myocutaneous flap. Of them, 158 patients were followed up over 6 months and included in the study. There were 18 males and 140 females with the average age of 23.4 years (range, 18-35 years). The unilateral side was involved in 13 cases and bilateral sides in 145 cases. The patients had narrow double eyelid, shallow double eyelid, single eyelid, bloated upper eyelid, and upper eyelid skin relaxation. During operation, the tissue between the orbicular muscle of eye and the tarsus was trimmed layer by layer; the orbicularis oculi muscle, capillary network, and the front fascia of tarsus were retained, and the full-thickness skin, muscle, and the front fascia of tarsus were sutured by anatomical apposition.

Results: Incision healed at stage I. All patients were followed up 6 months to 2 years (mean, 8.3 months). During follow-up period, shallow or extinctive double-eyelid line was observed in 9 cases (12 eyes), and satisfactory results were achieved after trimming front fascia of tarsus and suturing. Good clinical results were obtained in the other patients, who had natural and coherent double eyelid without obvious scar or depression at resection margin.

Conclusion: Myocutaneous flap for blepharoplasty has many advantages of fast recovery, little wound, light swelling, permanent effects, and good appearance.
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March 2017


Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2016 Apr;30(4):453-6

Objective: To explore the effectiveness of the zygomatic spindle-shaped osteotomy and internal push of titanium screw anchor for prominent malar.

Methods: Between July 2011 and January 2015, 58 patients with prominent malar underwent zygomatic spindle-shaped osteotomy and internal push of titanium screw anchor. There were 3 males and 55 females, aged 18-33 years (mean, 23 years). They had congenital bilateral prominent malar. Preoperative anteroposterior, lateral, supine position, 45" oblique photographs of the face were taken, three-dimensional CT reconstruction of face was performed. Simple prominent malar was observed in 30 cases, and prominent malar and zygomatic arch in 28 cases; zygomatic bone and zygomatic arch were symmetrical in 51 cases, and asymmetrical in 7 cases.

Results: All patients obtained stage I incision healing after operation, without infection or hematoma. Numbness of the upper lip occurred in 2 cases, limitation of mouth opening in 1 case, and nasolabial fold deepening in 1 case, which recovered spontaneously after 3 months. Fifty-eight cases were followed up 6-12 months (mean, 10 months). Zygomatic narrow spacing was 10.6-13.9 mm (mean, 11.2 mm). No ptosis of facial soft tissue, zygomatic step, facial nerve injury, raising eyebrow, dysfunction of eyes closure, or temporomandibular joint disorder syndrome occurred. Good bone healing was obtained, zygomatic facial sensation had no obvious abnormality, all patients were satisfied with the improvement of appearance.

Conclusion: Zygomatic spindle-shaped osteotomy and internal push titanium screw anchor can effectively reduce the cheekbones, and maintain the natural curve of zygomatic body and zygomatic arch. Because of simple operation, less complications, and excellent results, it is an ideal plasty.
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April 2016

Cell-assisted lipotransfer in the clinical treatment of facial soft tissue deformity.

Plast Surg (Oakv) 2015 ;23(3):199-202

Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China.

Cosmetic surgeons have experimented with a variety of substances to improve soft tissue deformities of the face. Autologous fat grafting provides significant advantages over other modalities because it leaves no scar, is easy to use and is well tolerated by most patients. Autologous fat grafting has become one of the most popular techniques in the field of facial plastic surgery. Unfortunately, there are still two major problems affecting survival rate and development: revascularization after transplantion; and cell reservation proliferation and survival. Since Zuk and Yosra developed a technology based on adipose-derived stem cells and cell-assisted lipotrophy, researchers have hoped that this technology would promote the survival and reduce the absorption of grafted fat cells. Autologous adipose-derived stem cells may have great potential in skin repair applications, aged skin rejuvenation and other aging-related skin lesion treatments. Recently, the study of adipose-derived stem cells has gained increased attention. More researchers have started to adopt this technology in the clinical treatment of facial soft tissue deformity. The present article reviews the history of facial soft tissue augmentation and the advent of adipose-derived stem cells in the area of the clinical treatment of facial soft tissue deformity.
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September 2015