Chun-Yan Wu

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This paper investigated the effects of ox-LDL on PCSK9, and the molecular mechanisms of PCSK9 siRNA-inhibited apoptosis induced by ox-LDL in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), to clarify the role of PCSK9 in atherosclerogenesis. HUVECs were incubated with ox-LDL for 24 h. The apoptosis was observed by Hoechst 33258 staining. The expression of(More)
Macroautophagy serves cellular housekeeping and metabolic functions through delivery of cytoplasmic constituents for lysosomal degradation. In addition, it may mediate the unconventional presentation of intracellular antigens to CD4(+) T cells; however, the physiological relevance of this endogenous MHC class II loading pathway remains poorly defined. Here,(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, and non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) account for 85 % of lung cancer cases. Despite enormous achievement in the treatment of NSCLC, the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis are largely unknown. The current study was designed to evaluate the role of miR-155 in NSCLC(More)
T cell epitopes can be used for the accurate monitoring of avian influenza virus (AIV) immune responses and the rational design of vaccines. No T cell epitopes have been previously identified in the H5N1 AIV virus nucleoprotein (NP) in chickens. For the first time, this study used homology modelling techniques to construct three-dimensional structures of(More)
Heterojunctions near infrared (NIR) photodetectors have attracted increasing research interests for their wide-ranging applications in many areas such as military surveillance, target detection, and light vision. A high-performance NIR light photodetector was fabricated by coating the methyl-group terminated Si nanowire array with plasmonic gold(More)
Fertilizer application can potentially change soil organic C (SOC) sequestration of croplands. However, how fertilization affects SOC sequestration and soil C fractions has not been sufficiently investigated. Here, we studied this issue in a rice–barley system of eastern China after 23-year repeated organic and chemical fertilizer amendments. The(More)
Biofilm formation is regarded as one of the major determinants in the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as pathogens of medical device-related infection. However, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) can also form biofilm in vitro and such biofilms are resistant to vancomycin. Hence, researching the possible mechanisms of(More)
We conducted a meta-analysis of relevant cohort studies to investigate the relationships between cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) protein and the prognosis of pancreatic cancer. The following electronic databases were searched without language restrictions: MEDLINE (1966∼2013), the Library Database (Issue 12, 2013), EMBASE (1980∼2013), CINAHL (1982∼2013), Web of(More)
BACKGROUND Various methods have been used to image and measure the normal range of axial rotation of the atlanto-occipital joint (AOJ), but a simple, precise, and reliable method is needed for everyday practice. PURPOSE To generate normative ranges for AOJ rotation in various in-vivo positions and to investigate the reliability of a simple imaging method(More)
Pectin synthesis and modification are vital for plant development, although the underlying mechanisms are still not well understood. Here, we report the functional characterization of the OsTSD2 gene, which encodes a putative methyltransferase in rice. All three independent T-DNA insertion lines of OsTSD2 displayed dwarf phenotypes and serial alterations in(More)