Na Li
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Analytical chemistryDetection limitCell migrationCytoskeletonIonic liquidHigh-performance liquid chromatographyAqueous solutionChemistryExtracellular matrixMaterials scienceMesenchymal stem cellTriazineSalt (chemistry)TerbuthylazineVascular smooth muscleSolventChromatographyExtraction (chemistry)ElutionSolid phase extractionCell biology
47Publications
16H-index
805Citations
Publications 45
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#1Joseph Vella (Wellington Management Company)
#2Yacine Hemar (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Tilo Söhnel (Wellington Management Company)H-Index: 21
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Abstract The effect of high-pressure on triglyceride polymorphism in both milk cream and anhydrous milk fat was compared using small-angle X-ray scattering up to maximum observed pressures of 1430 and 1480 MPa, respectively. The presence of water was found to have a significant effect on polymorphism at high pressures, with pressure effects having a strong influence for anhydrous milk fat (AMF). The susceptibility of specific polymorphs to compression was influenced by their triglyceride tilt re...
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#1Na Li (HMU: Hainan Medical University)H-Index: 16
#2Liting Zhou (JLU: Jilin University)H-Index: 9
Last. Lin Ye (JLU: Jilin University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Plasticiser di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is associated with female reproductive endocrine toxicity. Our previous study found that mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP), the metabolite of DEHP, can interfere with ovarian function via dysregulation of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD) in vitro. The aim of this study was to verify this hypothesis in vivo. The present study tested the hypothesis that subacute exposure to DEHP induced ovarian dysfunction by dysregulating 17β-HS...
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#1Hanna J. Sanyour (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 6
#2Na Li (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 16
Last. Zhongkui Hong (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 28
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KEY POINTS: This study demonstrates and evaluates the changes in rat vascular smooth muscle cell biomechanics following statin-mediated cholesterol depletion. Evidence is presented to show correlated changes in migration and adhesion of vascular smooth muscle cells to extracellular matrix proteins fibronectin and collagen. Concurrently, integrin alpha5 expression was enhanced but not integrin alpha2. Atomic force microscopy analysis provides compelling evidence of coordinated reduction in vascul...
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#1XiaoYa Hu (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 1
#2Xiangang Zhang (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 1
Last. Yang Sun (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Polysorbates are widely used in food and cosmetic products and pharmaceuticals for emulsion stabilization, preventing surface absorption and as stabilizers against protein aggregation. But their impacts on the secondary structure and conformational stabilization of bovine casein, a typical intrinsically disordered protein (IDP), have not been fully addressed so far, which is crucial to evaluate the performance of polysorbates as stabilizer for food products containing bovine casein. Her...
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#1Na Li (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 16
#2Fuxin Xue (Northeast Normal University)H-Index: 1
Last. Zhongkui Hong (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 28
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Despite significant progress over the past decades, creating a tissue engineered vascular graft with replicated functions of native blood vessels remains a challenge due to the mismatch in mechanical properties, low biological function, and rapid occlusion caused by restenosis of small diameter vessel grafts (<6 mm diameter). A scaffold with similar mechanical properties and biocompatibility to the host tissue is ideally needed for the attachment and proliferation of cells to support the buildin...
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#1Xuefeng LiangH-Index: 5
#2Na Li (JLU: Jilin University)H-Index: 16
Last. Fang YangH-Index: 2
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Abstract Cd contamination in agricultural soils threatens the safety of agricultural products and poses human health risk via food chain. However, the remediation of Cd polluted alkaline soils has not drawn the public concern, and the corresponding efficient amendments that can reduce Cd accumulation in crop grains are relatively few. In current study, mercapto-modified attapulgite (MA in abbreviation) was selected as the amendment to conduct winter wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) cultivation pot ...
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#1Hanna J. Sanyour (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 6
#2Na Li (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 16
Last. Zhongkui Hong (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 28
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AIMS: Cholesterol not only deposits in foam cells at the atherosclerotic plaque, but also plays an important role as a regulator of cell migration in atherogenesis. In addition, the progression of atherosclerosis leads to arterial wall stiffening, and thus altering the micromechanical environment of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vivo. Our studies aim to test the hypothesis that membrane cholesterol and substrate stiffness co-ordinate to regulate VSMCs biomechanics, and thus potentially...
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Not only does cholesterol deposit in atherosclerotic foam cells, but also participates in a pivotal role as a regulator of cellular migration during atherosclerosis onset. During atherosclerosis pr...
#1Na Li (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 16
#2Alex P. Rickel (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 5
Last. Zhongkui Hong (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 28
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Although a significant number of studies on vascular tissue engineering have been reported, the current availability of vessel substitutes in the clinic remains limited mainly due to the mismatch of their mechanical properties and biological functions with native vessels. In this study, a novel approach to fabricating a vessel graft for vascular tissue engineering was developed by promoting differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into endothelial cells (ECs) and vascul...
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#1Meng Zhou (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 1
#2Yuanyuan Xia (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 1
Last. Yang Sun (Huda: Hubei University)H-Index: 1
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A predicted three-dimensional structure of bovine β-casein was constructed using homology modeling with the aid of MODELLER and I-TASSER programs, with the validity and reliability of the models evaluated according to stereochemical qualities and small angle X-ray scattering. By comparing the results obtained from the two models using the CRYSOL program, an optimal model of the β-casein structure derived from I-TASSER was selected and used in subsequent molecular dynamics (MD) analysis. 300 ns M...
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