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OBJECTIVE To investigate the reactivation of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) following transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in Chinese hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with low serum HBV DNA level, and to analyze the factors related to HBV reactivation in HCC patients with low serum HBV DNA level. METHODS From November 2011 to January 2014, 109(More)
Surface layers, referred simply as S-layers, are the two-dimensional crystalline arrays of protein or glycoprotein subunits on cell surface. They are one of the most common outermost envelope components observed in prokaryotic organisms (Archaea and Bacteria). Over the past decades, S-layers have become an issue of increasing interest due to their(More)
A 3-kb HindIII fragment bearing the cry6Aa2 gene and the adjacent and intergenic regions was cloned from Bacillus thuringiensis strain YBT-1518. Two open reading frames (ORFs), namely, orf1 (termed cry6Aa2) and orf2 that were separated by an inverted-repeat sequence were identified. orf1 encoded a 54-kDa protein that exhibited high toxicity to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the efficacy and side effects of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with sorafenib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Forty patients with HCC were treated with sorafenib (400 mg bid) after TACE. The efficacy was evaluated according to RECIST 1.1 criteria, and side effects were assessed by NCI CTC 3.0(More)
Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are piercing/sucking pests, which cause severe damage to crops worldwide, and are difficult to control. The cyst and root-knot nematodes (RKN) are sedentary endoparasites that develop specialized multinucleate feeding structures from the plant cells called syncytia or giant cells respectively. Within these structures the(More)
Anoplophora glabripennis (Motsch.) is a woodboring beetle that is native to China. For a long time, it caused great losses in the economy and ecology of northwest China. Attractants are often used to control insects. The volatiles emitted from the host plant play an important role for insects in finding their target. To explore the mechanism of selectivity(More)
Plant-parasitic nematodes are the most destructive group of plant pathogens worldwide and are extremely challenging to control. Some Bacillus thuringiensis crystal proteins are highly toxic to the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita. In this study, the nematicidal crystal proteins Cry6Aa, Cry5Ba and Cry55Aa were tested against M. incognita to(More)
Interleukin-24 (IL-24)/melanoma differentiation-associated gene-7 (mda-7) is a unique cytokine-tumor suppressor that displays ubiquitous antitumor properties and tumor-specific killing activity. Oncostatin M (OSM) is the most active IL-6-type cytokine and inhibits the proliferation of various solid tumor cell lines. Multigene-based combination therapy may(More)
It has been reported that the trimethylation of histone 3 on lysine 27 (H3K27me3) is required for enhancer of zeste homology 2 (EZH2)-mediated repression of various genes essential for tumorigenesis and tumor development. Here, we reported the expression of EZH2 and H3K27me3 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) specimens was higher than the(More)
OBJECTIVES Homoharringtonine (HHT) was efficient in therapying patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in China, but little is known about the mechanism of its action. As the abnormal activation of JAK2 associated pathway is important to AML, we try to explore the effect of HHT on JAK2-STAT pathway in AML cells, thus supplying theoretical basis for wider(More)