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Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is an important membrane-bound receptor for recognizing double-stranded RNA in innate immunity. In this study, we described the cloning and characterization of the Muscovy duck TLR3 (MdTLR3) gene. The full-length MdTLR3 cDNA (2,836 bp) encoded a polypeptide of 895 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contained 4 main(More)
NOTCH1 is a regulator that functions not only in tissue development, but also in cancer pathogenesis. We hypothesized that NOTCH1 is involved in skin cancer cell migration and invasion through regulation of E-cadherin and its transcription factor, Snail. Here, using immunofluorescence and western blots, we show that NOTCH1 is upregulated in skin cancer(More)
Triptolide, a diterpene triepoxide compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., is a potential cancer chemotherapeutic for tumors. However, the mechanism of anti-proliferative mechanism of triptolide in colon cancer cells is not entirely clear. Triptolide markedly inhibited HT29 and SW480 cells proliferation(More)
The RNA of the hemagglutinin (HA) gene of A/Chicken/Guangdong/SS/1994 (H9N2) was reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction amplified, and the cDNA was cloned into a plasmid vector. The complete coding sequence of the HA gene was sequenced and included 1683 nucleotides, which encoded for a protein of 560 amino acids. The potential glycosylation sites(More)
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