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The activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) has been implicated in the development and progression of endometriosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential application of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), a potent NF-κB inhibitor, in the treatment of endometriosis. NF-κB-DNA-binding activity, IκB phosphorylation and expression of nuclear(More)
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are divided into two classes based on both functional and structural criteria. Distinctions between the classes have heretofore been based on general features, such as the position of aminoacylation on the 3'-terminal tRNA ribose, and the topology and tRNA-binding orientation of the active-site protein fold. Here we show instead(More)
AIM NYGGF4 is a novel gene that is abundantly expressed in the adipose tissue of obese patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of NYGGF4 on basal and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in mature 3T3-L1 adipocytes and to understand the underlying mechanisms. METHODS 3T3-L1 preadipocytes transfected with either an empty expression(More)
MiR-155 has emerged as an “oncomiR”, which is the most significantly up-regulated miRNA in breast cancer. However, the mechanisms of miR-155 functions as an oncomiR are mainly unknown. In this study, the aims were to investigate the effects of miR-155 on cell proliferation, cell cycle, and cell apoptosis of ERalpha (+) breast cancer cells and to verify(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder accompanied with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease; despite being a common condition, the pathogenesis of PCOS remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the potential metabolic profiles for different phenotypes of PCOS, as(More)
We examined the effects of anti-six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate-4 (STEAP4) antibodies on glucose transport in mature adipocytes and determined the mechanism of insulin resistance in obesity. Western blotting was performed to determine STEAP4 expression, to assess translocation of insulin-sensitive glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4), and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the technology of Aucubin in Eucommia ulmoides leaves extracted by enzymatic method and its antibacterial activity. METHODS Aucubin in Eucommia ulmoides leaves was extracted by cellulase method. The extraction technology was optimized using the content of Aucubin as index. The antibacterial activity of Aucubin was determined. (More)
NYGGF4 is a novel gene that is abundantly expressed in the adipose tissue of obese subjects and is involved in insulin resistance. In the present study, the mRNA expression of NYGGF4 homologous genes was examined in the 3T3-L1 cell line. The NYGGF4 mRNAs were expressed at low levels in the 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. During the conversion of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize a novel gene, Homo sapiens LYR motif containing 1 (LYRM1), that is highly expressed in omental adipose tissue of obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS RT-PCR and western blot analysis confirmed that both mRNA and protein levels of LYRM1 were higher in omental adipose tissue of obese subjects than in normal weight subjects. RT-PCR(More)
Two novel thermophilic, spore-forming bacterial strains, T-11(T) and E-112(T), were isolated from hot springs in Tengchong and Eryuan counties of Yunnan province in south-west China. The strains were Gram-stain-positive rods, occurring singly or in chains. Growth of strain T-11(T) was observed between 30 and 75 °C (optimum 50 °C) and at pH 7-11 (optimum pH(More)