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BACKGROUND Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently been implicated in many biological processes and diseases. Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the functional role of lncRNAs in atherosclerosis is largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified lincRNA-p21 as a key regulator of cell proliferation and(More)
Aberrant JAK/STAT3 pathway has been reported to be related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in many cell lines. In this study, a double-regulated oncolytic adenovirus vector that can replicate and induce a cytopathic effect in alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-positive HCC cell lines with p53 dysfunction was successfully constructed. Two therapeutic genes,(More)
Liver X receptor α (LXRα) plays a critical role in the transcriptional control of lipid metabolism. LXR activation induces the expression of lipogenic genes, which promote hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis. However, the regulation of LXR is not fully understood. MicroRNAs (miRs) are regarded as important negative regulators of gene expression. In this(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) emerge as new important regulators of lipid homeostasis by regulating corresponding genes. MiR-613 is a newly discovered microRNA, of which the biological function is unknown. A recent report has shown that miR-613 downregulates liver X receptor α (LXRα), a ligand-activated nuclear receptor playing an important role in the regulation of(More)
Drinking water distribution systems are composed of various pipe materials and may harbor biofilms even in the continuous presence of disinfectants. Biofilms formation on five pipe materials (copper (Cu), polyethylene (PE), stainless steel (STS), cast iron (CI), and concrete-coated polycarbonate (CP)) within drinking water containing 1.20 mg/L free(More)
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a delayed mediator of proinflammatory cytokines, could initiate and amplify inflammatory responses to infection, injury, and other inflammatory stimuli, and it has emerged as a potential therapeutic target for inflammatory diseases. The overexpression of HMGB1 in endothelial cells has been proved to contribute to the(More)
S1PR1 plays a crucial role in promoting proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Over expression of S1PR1 is observed in HCC cell lines. The mechanisms underlying the aberrant expression of S1PR1 are not known well. MircroRNAs are important regulators of gene expression and disproportionate microRNAs can result in dysregulation of oncogenes in(More)
The aberrant activation of telomerase is critical for the initiation and development of human cervical cancer, which is dependent on the activation of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT). Recently, Pin2/TRF1-interacting protein X1 (PinX1) has been identified as a suppressor of hTERT. It has been found that the telomerase is activated while the(More)
Six new dibenzo[b,e]oxepinone metabolites, chaetones A-F (1-6), as well as three known compounds, 1-hydroxy-6-methyl-8-hydroxymethylxanthone (7), citreorosein (8), and emodin (9), were obtained from a freshwater-derived fungal strain Chaetomium sp. YMF 1.02105. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic data analysis and(More)
A simple and low-cost method is reported here for synthesizing polymer dots (PDs) using branched polyethyleneimine and peryleneimide derivatives as precursors heated in dimethylacetamide. The as-prepared PDs can be well-dispersed in water and show excitation-dependent fluorescence, stable fluorescence over a wide range (pH = 5.0 - 9.0), and high(More)