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Understanding the way in which the immune system responds to infection is central to the development of vaccines and many diagnostics. To provide insight into this area, we fabricated a protein microarray containing 1,205 Burkholderia pseudomallei proteins, probed it with 88 melioidosis patient sera, and identified 170 reactive antigens. This subset of(More)
Our previous research indicates that the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-cyclic AMP-responsive-element-binding protein (CREB) signal system may be involved in the molecular mechanism of depression. The present study further investigated the effect of antidepressant fluoxetine on the ERK-CREB signal system and the depressive-like behaviors in(More)
The statistical treatment for hypothesis testing using real-time PCR data is a challenge for quantification of gene expression. One has to consider two key factors in precise statistical analysis of real-time PCR data: a well-defined statistical model and the integration of amplification efficiency (AE) into the model. Previous publications in real-time PCR(More)
Nuclear factor of activated T cells 45 kDa (NF45), is a transcription factor that interacts with NF90 to regulate gene expression. It has been proved to be associated with tumor proliferation in various human malignancies. However, the role of NF45 in glioma is poorly understood. The aim of our study was to examine the relationship between NF45 expression(More)
OBJECTIVES Melioidosis, a potentially fatal disease of humans and animals, is caused by the gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. There is no approved vaccine or effective prophylaxis. Given its potential as a bioterrorism agent and a cause of serious laboratory-acquired infection, we studied the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure oral(More)
BACKGROUND Endostar™ (rh-endostatin, YH-16) is a new recombinant human endostatin developed by Medgenn Bioengineering Co. Ltd., Yantai, Shandong, P.R.China. Pre-clinical study indicated that YH-16 could inhibit tumor endothelial cell proliferation, angiogenesis and tumor growth. Phase I and phase II studies revealed that YH-16 was effective as single agent(More)
The early initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy is critical for improving the prognosis of patients with septicemic melioidosis. Thus, the use of a rapid molecular diagnosis may affect the outcome of this disease, which has a high mortality rate. We report the development of two TaqMan real-time PCR assays (designated 8653 and 9438) that detect(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade-IV glioma, is resistant to TNF-α induced apoptosis. CLIPR-59 modulates ubiquitination of RIP1, thus promoting Caspase-8 activation to induce apoptosis by TNF-α. Here we reported that CLIPR-59 was down-regulated in GBM cells and high-grade glioma tumor samples, which was associated with decreased cancer-free survival.(More)