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BACKGROUND Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) has been suggested to play a protective role against kidney injury in chronic kidney disease. OBJECTIVES To identify the critical molecular regulators in the early stage of diabetic nephropathy, we studied the expression of BMP7 and 2 important kidney-specific markers, podocin and Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP).(More)
Biotransformation of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (DCP) to epichlorohydrin (ECH) by the whole cells of recombinant Escherichia coli expressing halohydrin dehalogenase was limited by product inhibition. To solve this problem and improve the ECH yield, a biotransformation strategy using resin-based in situ product removal (ISPR) was investigated. Seven macroporous(More)
Oxidative stress is a causal factor and key promoter of urolithiasis associated with renal tubular epithelium cell injury. The present study was designed to investigate the preventive effects of metformin on renal tubular cell injury induced by oxalate and stone formation in a hyperoxaluric rat model. MTT assays were carried out to determine the protection(More)
BACKGROUND Pim-3 kinase is a highly homologous serine/threonine kinase that is overexpressed in hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Few studies have been conducted to define the role of Pim-3 in solid tumors, especially in prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to define the role of Pim-3 in development and prognosis of prostate cancer.(More)
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