Dianzhong Zhang

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Selenium(Se)-enriched green tea consumption in human diets is well-known to reduce the risk of a variety of diseases. Here, we isolated a Se-polysaccharide (Se-ZYTP) from Se-enriched Ziyang green tea and investigated its antitumor activity on human osteosarcoma U-2 OS cells in vitro and in vivo. Se-ZYTP contained 94.5% of carbohydrate and 2.1% of uronic(More)
The Arabidopsis mutant Atomt1 lignin differs from native lignin in wild type plants, in terms of sinapyl (S) alcohol-derived substructures in fiber cell walls being substituted by 5-hydroxyconiferyl alcohol (5OHG)-derived moieties. During programmed lignin assembly, these engender formation of benzodioxane substructures due to intramolecular cyclization of(More)
The formation of calcium (Ca) oxalate crystals is considered to be a high-capacity mechanism for regulating Ca in many plants. Ca oxalate precipitation is not a stochastic process, suggesting the involvement of specific biochemical and cellular mechanisms. Microautoradiography of water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) tissue exposed to 3H-glutamate showed(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor with a very poor prognosis. Treating osteosarcoma remains a challenge due to its high transitivity. Tenascin-C, with large molecular weight variants including different combinations of its alternative spliced FNIII repeats, is specifically over expressed in tumor tissues. This study examined the(More)
Control of the regenerative properties of urothelial tissue would greatly aid the clinician in the management of urinary tract disease and disorders. Fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF-10) is a mitogen which is particularly promising as a protein therapy for urothelial injury. The spatial synthesis, transport, targeting, and mechanistic pathway of FGF-10 and(More)
Vitronectin (VN), secreted into the bloodstream by liver hepatocytes, is known to anchor epithelial cells to basement membranes through interactions with cell surface integrin receptors. We report here that VN is also synthesized by urothelial cells of urothelium in vivo and in vitro. In situ hybridization, dideoxy sequencing, immunohistochemistry, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the biologic characters of HPV positive laryngeal epithelial cells in vitro. METHODS To draw a cell growth curve by observing the biologic characters of HPV positive cells' growth pattern, PCR and nuclear acid hybridization were applied before and after culture for confirming HPV positive cells DNA. RESULTS Primary HPV positive(More)
von Brunn's nests have long been recognized as precursors of benign lesions of the urinary bladder mucosa. We report here that von Brunn's nests are especially prevalent in the exstrophic bladder, a birth defect that predisposes the patient to formation of bladder cancer. Cells of von Brunn's nest were found to coalesce into a stratified, polarized(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the inhibition of taxol on human laryngeal cancer Hep-2 cell line in vitro. METHOD Human larynx cancer cell line. Hep 2, was used for this experiment, Hep-2 cells were exposed to taxol at different concentration for 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 h, then the cell cycle analysis was performed with flow cytometry; growth curves of the cell line(More)
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