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Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), a cytokine, and its receptors play a vital role during normal embryogenesis, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and migration. Ran-binding protein in the microtubule-organizing center (RanBPM) serves as a scaffold protein that has been shown to interact with many other proteins, such as MET, Axl/Sky, TRAF6,(More)
—Class temporal specification is a kind of important program specifications, which specifies that methods of a class should be called in a particular sequence. Dynamic specification mining is a promising approach to achieve this kind of specifications automatically. However, they always infer partial specifications, that is, the mined specifications are(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess inhalation technique in patients after written instruction alone, written and verbal instruction, and clinical use of two new inhalation devices. DESIGN Randomized, crossover evaluation of the albuterol Diskhaler and the terbutaline Turbuhaler. SETTING Canadian tertiary-care hospital. PATIENTS Twenty hospitalized adults with asthma(More)
Plant pathogenic fungi deploy secreted effectors to suppress plant immunity responses. These effectors operate either in the apoplast or within host cells, so they are putatively glycosylated, but the posttranslational regulation of their activities has not been explored. In this study, the ASPARAGINE-LINKED GLYCOSYLATION3 (ALG3)-mediated N-glycosylation of(More)
Irreversible bindings of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) to human serum albumin (HSA) were investigated in a pH 7.4 buffer containing 0.1 M NaCl at various molar ratios (cis-DDP/HSA) up to 60 over a 14 d period (37 degrees C). The metal binding seemed to reach a plateau when incubated at less than 10 times excess of cis-DDP. As the molar ratio(More)
This study used case-control method to investigate roles of two alpha 2-macroglobulin (A2M) polymorphisms, a 5-bp insertion/deletion (A2M-I/D) and an A-->G substitution (A2M-A/G), in the development of sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD) in Mainland Han Chinese. Our results showed a trend of lower D-carrying genotype frequency in APOE-epsilon 4 carrying AD(More)
The mouse double minute 2 (MDM2)-p53 interaction regulates the activity of p53 and is a potential target for human cancer therapy. Here, we report that RYBP (RING1- and YY1-binding protein), a member of the polycomb group (PcG), interacts with MDM2 and decreases MDM2-mediated p53 ubiquitination, leading to stabilization of p53 and an increase in p53(More)
The overexpression of cyclic AMP (cAMP)-dependent protein kinase (PKA) has been reported in patients with cancer, and PKA inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials as a novel cancer therapy. The present study was designed to characterize the population distribution of extracellular activity of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (ECPKA) and its potential(More)
Herein, we report our examination of the anti-breast cancer activity of a novel synthetic compound, 7-(benzylamino)-1, 3, 4, 8-tetrahydropyrrolo [4, 3, 2-de]quinolin-8(1H)-one (BA-TPQ). This agent is an analog of a naturally occurring marine compound, and was found to be the most active out of more than 40 related compounds. We investigated the in vitro(More)