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Overexpression of the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) protein, a known repressor of gene transcription, has been reported to be associated with biological malignancy of prostate cancer and several other cancers. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of EZH2 and analyze its relationship with the clinicopathological features of human(More)
BACKGROUND Connexins form the intercellular channels of the gap junction and play an integral part in a variety of biological functions, such as maintaining tissue homeostasis, cell growth control, and development. Previously it was demonstrated that the expression of connexin 26 (Cx26) can increase the metastatic potential of mouse melanoma cells. The(More)
A terrestrial ecosystem model, called the Vegetation Integrative Simulator for Trace gases model (VISIT), which fully integrates biogeochemical carbon and nitrogen cycles, was developed to simulate atmosphere–ecosystem exchanges of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, and N2O), and to determine the global warming potential (GWP) taking into account the radiative(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor suppressor genes CADM1/TSLC1 and DAL-1/4.1B are frequently inactivated by promoter methylation in non-small cell lung cancer. The proteins they encode, CADM1 and 4.1B, form a complex in human epithelial cells and are involved in cell-cell adhesion. METHODS Expression of CADM1 and 4.1B proteins was examined by immunohistochemistry in(More)
RECS1 is a novel shear stress-responsive gene that encodes a protein putatively forming seven-span transmembrane domains. We reports here that mouse RECS1 (mRECS1) transcripts is detected in most tissues except for thymus, spleen and testis. The putative cytoplasmic N-terminus of mRECS1 has a high content of proline (23%) and glycine (12%) residues,(More)
UNLABELLED Spermatogenic immunoglobulin superfamily (SgIGSF) is an intercellular adhesion molecule of the nectin-like family. While screening its tissue distribution, we found that it was expressed in fetal liver but not adult liver. In the present study, we examined which cells in developing and regenerating liver express SgIGSF via immunohistochemistry(More)
A major component of green tea is (−)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has strong antioxidant properties. Here, we investigated the effect of EGCG on neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation around the damaged area following traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this study, male Wistar rats that had access to normal drinking water, or water containing 0.1%(More)
Toll-like receptor-7 (TLR7) and 9, innate immune sensors for microbial RNA or DNA, have been implicated in autoimmunity. Upon activation, TLR7 and 9 are transported from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to endolysosomes for nucleic acid sensing by an ER-resident protein, Unc93B1. Little is known, however, about a role for sensor transportation in controlling(More)
Future climate change and increasing atmospheric CO2 are expected to cause major changes in vegetation structure and function over large fractions of the global land surface. Seven global vegetation models are used to analyze possible responses to future climate simulated by a range of general circulation models run under all four representative(More)
BACKGROUND RECS1 is a mechanical stress responsive gene and RECS1 knockout (KO) mice (older than 14 months) are prone to cystic medial degeneration (CMD). The present study was designed to assess whether RECS1 KO mice have altered gelatinase (matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9) levels and whether they are prone to aortic dilation. METHODS AND(More)