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Whereas the expression patterns and kinetic properties of the rice (Oryza sativa) phosphate transporter gene OsPht1; 6 (OsPT6) are well documented, little is known about the biological functions of this gene. The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of OsPT6 in inorganic phosphate (Pi) acquisition and mobilization, and examine its potential to(More)
The proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributes importantly to the development of in-stent restenosis. Lithium has recently been shown to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, but its actions in VSMCs and the direct molecular target responsible for its action remains unknown. On the other hand, PGC-1α is a(More)
While the incidence of cancer continues to increase, the current therapeutic options remain imperfect. Therefore, there is an urgent need to discover new targeted anti-cancer therapies. Testes-specific protease 50 (TSP50) is abnormally expressed in most cancer tissues and downregulation of TSP50 expression can reduce cell proliferation and induce cell(More)
The primary effect of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response or unfolded protein response (UPR) is to reduce the load of unfolded protein and promote survival. However, prolonged and severe ER stress leads to tissue injury and serious diseases. Thus, it is important to identify drugs that can attenuate ER stress for the treatment of diseases.(More)
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