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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Deleterious 1-methyladenine (1-meA) and 3-methylcytosine (3-meC) lesions are introduced into nucleic acids by methylating agents. It was recently demonstrated that the E. coli AlkB protein and a human homolog, hABH3, can demethylate these lesions both in DNA and RNA. To elucidate the biological significance of the RNA repair, we have tested whether such(More)
BACKGROUND The nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway activates many of the target genes that are critical to the initiation and establishment of endometriosis. We sought to examine the potential application of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), a potent NF-κB inhibitor, in the treatment of endometriosis. METHODS The phosphorylation of IκB, expression of(More)
Homo sapiens LYR motif containing 1 (LYRM1) is a recently discovered gene involved in adipose tissue homeostasis and obesity-associated insulin resistance. The exact mechanism by which LYRM1 induces insulin resistance has not yet been fully elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that the overexpression of LYRM1 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes resulted in reduced(More)