Fengshan Wang

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Taking into account the rising trend of the incidence of cancers of various organs, effective therapies are urgently needed to control human malignancies. However, almost all of the chemotherapy drugs currently on the market cause serious side effects. Fortunately, several previous studies have shown that some non-toxic biological macromolecules, including(More)
Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) is a well-known technique for extracting linearly correlated features from multiple views (i.e., sets of features) of data. Recently, a locality-preserving CCA, named LPCCA, has been developed to incorporate the neighborhood information into CCA. Although LPCCA is proved to be better in revealing the intrinsic data(More)
A β-glucosidase from Penicillium decumbens was purified and characterized. The enzyme presented as a single band of 120kDa on SDS-PAGE, showed optimal temperature of 65-70°C and optimal pH of 4.5-5.0. The β-glucosidase showed relatively higher affinity to pNPG and the highest affinity to salicin with the Km value as 0.0064 and 0.0188mM, respectively. The(More)
Colorectal cancer is one of the most serious illnesses among diagnosed cancer. As a new type of anti-cancer composition from tocotrienol-rich fraction of palm oil, γ-tocotrienol is widely used in anti-cancer research. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of γ-tocotrienol on human colon cancer SW620 and HCT-8 cells. We showed that(More)
A bacterium isolated from activated sludge of propylene epoxide wastewater was identified as Agrobacterium sp. M-503. It was confirmed to produce bioflocculant with excellent flocculation activity. The yield of the bioflocculant reached 14.9 g/l in batch cultivation with a carbon source conversion of 74.5%. This bioflocculant was temperature and alkaline(More)
A strain of Bacillus licheniformis 8-37-0-1 with high exopolysaccharide (EPS) production ability was isolated and identified based on morphological and physiological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA sequences. A new type of EPS was isolated from the strain fermentation broth by enzymolysis, isopropanol precipitation, anion-exchange, and(More)
Hyaluronidases are a family of enzymes that degrade hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan, HA) and widely used in many fields. A hyaluronidase producing bacteria strain was screened from the air. 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) analysis indicated that the strain belonged to the genus Bacillus, and the strain was named as Bacillus sp. A50. This is the first report of a(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effects of low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate (LMWCS) on amyloid beta (Aβ)-induced neurotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. The in vitro results showed that LMWCS blocked Aβ25-35-induced cell viability loss and apoptosis, decreased intracellular calcium concentration, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, the(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Hepatobiliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma are rare cystic lesions of the liver. The aim of the study was to discuss the clinical features, diagnostic methods and surgical treatment of hepatobiliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma in our hospital. METHODS Six patients with hepatobiliary cystadenomas and four with hepatobiliary(More)
BACKGROUND Fatty split-liver and living-related liver transplantation is associated with massive hepatocellular necrosis during acute rejection. Uncoupling protein (UCP)-2 is a potential regulator of energy expenditure and ATP production. We investigated the role of UCP-2 and the effects of a metalloprotease inhibitor, Y-39083, on hepatocellular injury in(More)