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Vascular smooth muscle cell-specific miRNA-214 knockout inhibits angiotensin II-induced hypertension through upregulation of Smad7.

Youyou Li, Hongxing Li, Wenjuan Xing, Jianwei Li, Ruikai Du, Dengchao Cao, Yinbo Wang, Xueyi Yang, Guohui Zhong, Yinlong Zhao, Weijia Sun, Caizhi Liu, Xingcheng Gao, Yeheng Li, Zizhong Liu, Xiaoyan Jin, Dingsheng Zhao, Yingjun Tan, Yanqing Wang, Shujuan Liu, Min Yuan, Jinping Song, Yan-Zhong Chang, Feng Gao, Shukuan Ling, Yingxian Li,

Vascular remodeling is a prominent trait during the development of hypertension, attributable to the phenotypic transition of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Increasing studies demonstrate that microRNA plays an important role in this process. Here, we surprisingly found that smooth muscle cell-specific miR-214 knockout (miR-214 cKO) significantly alleviates angiotensin II ... Read more >>

FASEB J (FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)
[2021, 35(11):e21947]

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3' untranslated region of Ckip-1 inhibits cardiac hypertrophy independently of its cognate protein.

Yinlong Zhao, Shukuan Ling, Jianwei Li, Guohui Zhong, Ruikai Du, Youyou Li, Yanqing Wang, Caizhi Liu, Xiaoyan Jin, Wei Liu, Tong Liu, Yuheng Li, Dingsheng Zhao, Weijia Sun, Zizhong Liu, Zifan Liu, Junjie Pan, Xinxin Yuan, Xingcheng Gao, Wenjuan Xing, Yan-Zhong Chang, Yingxian Li,

<h4>Aims</h4>3' untranslated region (3' UTR) of mRNA is more conserved than other non-coding sequences in vertebrate genomes, and its sequence space has substantially expanded during the evolution of higher organisms, which substantiates their significance in biological regulation. However, the independent role of 3' UTR in cardiovascular disease was largely unknown.<h4>Methods ... Read more >>

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2021, 42(36):3786-3799]

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Targeting E3 Ubiquitin Ligase WWP1 Prevents Cardiac Hypertrophy Through Destabilizing DVL2 via Inhibition of K27-Linked Ubiquitination.

Dingsheng Zhao, Guohui Zhong, Jianwei Li, Junjie Pan, Yinlong Zhao, Hailin Song, Weijia Sun, Xiaoyan Jin, Yuheng Li, Ruikai Du, Jielin Nie, Tong Liu, Junmeng Zheng, Yixin Jia, Zifan Liu, Wei Liu, Xinxin Yuan, Zizhong Liu, Jinping Song, Guanghan Kan, Youyou Li, Caizhi Liu, Xingcheng Gao, Wenjuan Xing, Yan-Zhong Chang, Yingxian Li, Shukuan Ling,

<h4>Background</h4>Without adequate treatment, pathological cardiac hypertrophy induced by sustained pressure overload eventually leads to heart failure. WWP1 (WW domain-containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1) is an important regulator of aging-related pathologies, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases. However, the role of WWP1 in pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling and heart failure is ... Read more >>

Circulation (Circulation)
[2021, 144(9):694-711]

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Casein Kinase-2 Interacting Protein-1 Regulates Physiological Cardiac Hypertrophy via Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase 4 Phosphorylation.

Yinlong Zhao, Shukuan Ling, Guohui Zhong, Yuheng Li, Jianwei Li, Ruikai Du, Xiaoyan Jin, Dingsheng Zhao, Zizhong Liu, Guanghan Kan, Yan-Zhong Chang, Yingxian Li,

Different kinds of mechanical stimuli acting on the heart lead to different myocardial phenotypes. Physiological stress, such as exercise, leads to adaptive cardiac hypertrophy, which is characterized by a normal cardiac structure and improved cardiac function. Pathological stress, such as sustained cardiac pressure overload, causes maladaptive cardiac remodeling and, eventually, ... Read more >>

Front Physiol (Frontiers in physiology)
[2021, 12:678863]

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The coupling of reduced type H vessels with unloading-induced bone loss and the protection role of Panax quinquefolium saponin in the male mice.

Shuai Liang, Shukuan Ling, Ruikai Du, Yuheng Li, Caizhi Liu, Junhe Shi, Jie Gao, Weijia Sun, Jianwei Li, Guohui Zhong, Zizhong Liu, Dingsheng Zhao, Huiyuan Sun, Yang Li, Xinxin Yuan, Hua Qu, Xiaoyan Jin, Dong Li, Dazhuo Shi, Yingxian Li,

Unloading-induced bone loss is a critical complication characterized by the imbalance of bone formation and resorption induced by long-term confinement in bed or spaceflight. CD31<sup>hi</sup>Emcn<sup>hi</sup> (type H) vessel is a specific subtype of capillary, which was coupled with osteogenesis. However, the change of type H vessel and its contributions to ... Read more >>

Bone (Bone)
[2021, 143:115712]

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Ginsenoside Re Treatment Attenuates Myocardial Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Injury by Inhibiting HIF-1α Ubiquitination.

Huiyuan Sun, Shukuan Ling, Dingsheng Zhao, Jianwei Li, Yang Li, Hua Qu, Ruikai Du, Ying Zhang, Feng Xu, Yuheng Li, Caizhi Liu, Guohui Zhong, Shuai Liang, Zizhong Liu, Xingcheng Gao, Xiaoyan Jin, Yingxian Li, Dazhuo Shi,

Previous studies have shown an attenuating effect of ginsenoside Re on myocardial injury induced by hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study was designed to determine the underlying mechanism by which ginsenoside Re protects from myocardial injury induced by H/R. HL-1 cells derived from AT-1 mouse atrial ... Read more >>

Front Pharmacol (Frontiers in pharmacology)
[2020, 11:532041]

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miR-214 stimulated by IL-17A regulates bone loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Zizhong Liu, Feng Huang, Gui Luo, Yiwen Wang, Ruikai Du, Weijia Sun, Jianwei Li, Xinxin Yuan, Dengchao Cao, Yuheng Li, Caizhi Liu, Shuai Liang, Xiaoyan Jin, Shukuan Ling, Deqing Wang, Yingxian Li,

<h4>Objective</h4>Bone loss is common in AS, and miR-214 plays an important role in regulating bone formation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of miR-214, the production of which is stimulated by IL-17A, on bone loss in AS.<h4>Methods</h4>Peripheral blood was obtained from 32 patients with AS and ... Read more >>

Rheumatology (Oxford) (Rheumatology (Oxford, England))
[2020, 59(5):1159-1169]

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Alteration of calcium signalling in cardiomyocyte induced by simulated microgravity and hypergravity.

Caizhi Liu, Guohui Zhong, Yuezhang Zhou, Yuchen Yang, Yingjun Tan, Yuheng Li, Xingcheng Gao, Weijia Sun, Jianwei Li, Xiaoyan Jin, Dengchao Cao, Xinxin Yuan, Zizhong Liu, Shuai Liang, Youyou Li, Ruikai Du, Yinlong Zhao, Jianqi Xue, Dingsheng Zhao, Jinping Song, Shukuan Ling, Yingxian Li,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Cardiac Ca<sup>2+</sup> signalling plays an essential role in regulating excitation-contraction coupling and cardiac remodelling. However, the response of cardiomyocytes to simulated microgravity and hypergravity and the effects on Ca<sup>2+</sup> signalling remain unknown. Here, we elucidate the mechanisms underlying the proliferation and remodelling of HL-1 cardiomyocytes subjected to rotation-simulated microgravity and ... Read more >>

Cell Prolif (Cell proliferation)
[2020, 53(3):e12783]

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NOTCH4 maintains quiescent mesenchymal-like breast cancer stem cells via transcriptionally activating SLUG and GAS1 in triple-negative breast cancer.

Lei Zhou, Dong Wang, Dandan Sheng, Jiahui Xu, Weilong Chen, Yuanyuan Qin, Ruikai Du, Xiaoli Yang, Xueyan He, Ni Xie, Suling Liu, Lixing Zhang,

<b>Rationale:</b> NOTCH4 receptor has been implicated in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) development and breast cancer stem cell (BCSC) regulation. However, the potential of NOTCH4 as a BCSC marker and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. <b>Methods:</b> In this study, we determined the expression and activation of NOTCH4 in breast cancer cell ... Read more >>

Theranostics (Theranostics)
[2020, 10(5):2405-2421]

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Effects of spaceflight on the composition and function of the human gut microbiota.

Zizhong Liu, Gui Luo, Ruikai Du, Weijia Sun, Jianwei Li, Haiyun Lan, Pu Chen, Xinxin Yuan, Dengchao Cao, Yuheng Li, Caizhi Liu, Shuai Liang, Xiaoyan Jin, Ruifu Yang, Yujing Bi, Yanping Han, Ping Cao, Wei Zhao, Shukuan Ling, Yingxian Li,

Interaction between humans and the gut microbiota is important for human physiology. Here, the gut microbiota was analyzed via metagenomic sequencing, and the fluctuations in the gut microbiota under the conditions of spaceflight were characterized. The composition and function of the gut microbiota were substantially affected by spaceflight; however, individual ... Read more >>

Gut Microbes (Gut microbes)
[2020, 11(4):807-819]

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TMCO1-mediated Ca2+ leak underlies osteoblast functions via CaMKII signaling.

Jianwei Li, Caizhi Liu, Yuheng Li, Qiaoxia Zheng, Youjia Xu, Beibei Liu, Weijia Sun, Yuan Li, Shuhui Ji, Mingwei Liu, Jing Zhang, Dingsheng Zhao, Ruikai Du, Zizhong Liu, Guohui Zhong, Cuiwei Sun, Yanqing Wang, Jinping Song, Shu Zhang, Jun Qin, Shukuan Ling, Xianhua Wang, Yingxian Li,

Transmembrane and coiled-coil domains 1 (TMCO1) is a recently identified Ca<sup>2+</sup> leak channel in the endoplasmic reticulum. TMCO1 dysfunction in humans is associated with dysmorphism, mental retardation, glaucoma and the occurrence of cancer. Here we show an essential role of TMCO1 in osteogenesis mediated by local Ca<sup>2+</sup>/CaMKII signaling in osteoblasts. ... Read more >>

Nat Commun (Nature communications)
[2019, 10(1):1589]

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miR-200c/141 Regulates Breast Cancer Stem Cell Heterogeneity via Targeting HIPK1/β-Catenin Axis.

Bingjie Liu, Ruikai Du, Lei Zhou, Jiahui Xu, Song Chen, Ji Chen, Xiaoli Yang, Dong-Xu Liu, Zhi-Ming Shao, Lixing Zhang, Zuoren Yu, Ni Xie, Jun-Lin Guan, Suling Liu,

Increasing evidence demonstrates the existence of two inter-convertible states of breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) with distinct behaviors in proliferation and mobility, and the BCSC heterogeneity is accurately regulated by sophisticated mechanisms including microRNAs. The microRNA-200 family including miR-200c/141 cluster was reported to affect cancer cell invasion and metastasis by ... Read more >>

Theranostics (Theranostics)
[2018, 8(21):5801-5813]

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Downregulation of annexin A3 inhibits tumor metastasis and decreases drug resistance in breast cancer.

Ruikai Du, Bingjie Liu, Lei Zhou, Dong Wang, Xueyan He, Xiaojun Xu, Lixing Zhang, Chaoshi Niu, Suling Liu,

Annexin A3 (ANXA3) is dysregulated and plays an important role in various cancers. However, the role of ANXA3 in breast cancer is still unclear. Here, we observed that the expression level of ANXA3 was significantly upregulated in breast cancer tissues. ANXA3 knockdown inhibited cell invasion but promoted cell proliferation in ... Read more >>

Cell Death Dis (Cell death & disease)
[2018, 9(2):126]

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Rad51 inhibition sensitizes breast cancer stem cells to PARP inhibitor in triple-negative breast cancer.

Dong Wang, Ruikai Du, Suling Liu,

Chin J Cancer (Chinese journal of cancer)
[2017, 36(1):37]

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Effective Optimization of Antibody Affinity by Phage Display Integrated with High-Throughput DNA Synthesis and Sequencing Technologies.

Dongmei Hu, Siyi Hu, Wen Wan, Man Xu, Ruikai Du, Wei Zhao, Xiaolian Gao, Jing Liu, Haiyan Liu, Jiong Hong,

Phage display technology has been widely used for antibody affinity maturation for decades. The limited library sequence diversity together with excessive redundancy and labour-consuming procedure for candidate identification are two major obstacles to widespread adoption of this technology. We hereby describe a novel library generation and screening approach to address ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2015, 10(6):e0129125]

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Design and construction of small perturbation mutagenesis libraries for antibody affinity maturation using massive microchip-synthesized oligonucleotides.

Man Xu, Siyi Hu, Bo Ding, Caiyi Fei, Wen Wan, Dongmei Hu, Ruikai Du, Xiaochuan Zhou, Jiong Hong, Haiyan Liu, Xiaolian Gao, Jing Liu,

We report a rational strategy to design and construct multiple small perturbation mutagenesis (SPM) libraries using massively parallel synthesis of oligonucleotides on a microchip for affinity maturation of an engineered anti-ErbB2 antibody chA21. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of the sequence and structural relationships of six complementary determination ... Read more >>

J Biotechnol (Journal of biotechnology)
[2015, 194:27-36]

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