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We have been investigating the role of proteolytic enzymes in the inactivation of peptide neurotransmitters in the marine snail Aplysia. Previous studies (Squire, C. R., Talebian, M., Menon, J. G., Dekruyff, S. D., Lee, T. D., Shively, J. E., and Rothman, B. S. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 22355-22363) showed that neuroactive fragments of the neurotransmitter(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a common and malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. Glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) have been reported to be involved in tumorigenesis, tumor maintenance and therapeutic resistance. Thus, to discover novel candidate therapeutic drugs for anti-GBM and anti-GSCs is an urgent need. We hypothesized that if treatment with a drug could(More)
Btk and Etk/BMX are Tec-family non-receptor tyrosine kinases. Btk has previously been reported to be expressed primarily in B cells and has an important role in immune responses and B-cell malignancies. Etk has been shown previously to provide a strong survival and metastasis signal in human prostate cancer cells, and to confer androgen independence and(More)
Esophageal cancer is a lethal malignancy worldwide. Previously, low expression of metastasis suppressor Nm23H1 and tight junction (TJ) protein claudin-1 (CLDN1) have been known to correlate with poor prognosis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the molecular interaction between them has not been clarified. In the present study, we first(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Wingspan device for the treatment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS). METHODS We audited a prospective ongoing database of consecutive patients who received Wingspan stenting between January 2013 and December 2015. All patients underwent MRI to audit any complications during(More)
Intriguing functionalities at nano-sized domain walls have recently spawned a new paradigm for developing novel nanoelectronics due to versatile characteristics. In this study, we explore a new scenario to modulate the local conduction of ferroic domain walls. Three controlling parameters, i.e., external electrical field, magnetic field and light, are(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrying the rtA181T/sW172* mutation conferred cross-resistance to adefovir and lamivudine. Cell-based and clinical studies indicated that HBV carrying this mutation had an increased oncogenic potential. Herein, we created transgenic mouse models to study the oncogenicity of the HBV pre-S/S gene containing this mutation. Transgenic(More)
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