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Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, characterized by two pathological hallmarks: amyloid-β plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. The amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease posits that the excessive accumulation of amyloid-β peptide leads to neurofibrillary tangles composed of aggregated hyperphosphorylated tau. However, to date, no(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease and the most common form of dementia. AD is pathologically characterized by the deposition of pathogenic Aβ peptides that are derived from larger integral membrane proteins, termed β-amyloid precursor proteins (APPs). In an attempt to understand the function of APP, in vitro studies have(More)
Depression is a serious and potentially life-threatening mental disorder with unknown etiology. Emerging evidence shows that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the etiology of depression. Here this study was aimed to identify and characterize the roles of BDNF and its putative regulatory miRNAs in(More)
Zhikong scallop (Chlamys farreri Jones et Preston, 1904) is one of the most commercially important bivalves in China, but research on its genome is underdeveloped. In this study, we constructed the first Zhikong scallop fosmid library, and analyzed the fosmid end sequences to provide a preliminary assessment of the genome. The library consists of 133,851(More)
Microbial community structures in biofilms of a clearwell in a drinking water supply system in Beijing, China were examined by clone library, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and 454 pyrosequencing of the amplified 16S rRNA gene. Six biofilm samples (designated R1-R6) collected from six locations (upper and lower sites of the(More)
As a highly contagious disease in cloven-hoofed animals, foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) may cause a considerable social-economic loss in those countries affected. IFN-gamma has a wide range of antiviral and immune modulating functions. Thus, to study the immune enhancing effects of recombinant Bovine IFN-gamma (rBoIFN-gamma) on a recombinant FMDV(More)
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease with complex and strong genetic inheritance. Four genes have been established to either cause familial early onset AD (APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2) or to increase susceptibility for late onset AD (APOE). To date approximately 80% of the late onset AD genetic variance remains elusive. Recently our(More)
BACKGROUND A central event in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the regulated intramembraneous proteolysis of the beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP), to generate the beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide and the APP intracellular domain (AICD). Abeta is the major component of amyloid plaques and AICD displays transcriptional activation properties. We have taken(More)
A thermosensitive micelles-hydrogel hybrid system based on Poloxamer 407 (P407) was prepared to resolve the fast erosion and low loading capability of lipophilic drug of P407 gels for local chemotherapy. Different amounts of glutaraldehyde (GA) were applied to generate cross-linked networks with carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCS) interpenetrated in P407 gels, in(More)
MicroRNAs have tumor suppressive or oncogenic roles in carcinogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of let-7c in suppressing lung cancer cell proliferation. First, let-7c was revealed to be able to inhibit lung adenocarcinoma cell proliferation significantly. TRIB2 was further demonstrated to be a novel target and negatively regulated by(More)