Gebo Wen

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Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a ubiquitous cytokine playing an essential role in cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, adhesion and invasion, as well as in cellular microenvironment. In malignant diseases, TGF-β signaling features a growth inhibitory effect at an early stage but aggressive oncogenic activity at the advanced malignant(More)
Chemical genetic studies on acetyl-CoA carboxylases (ACCs), rate-limiting enzymes in long chain fatty acid biosynthesis, have greatly advanced the understanding of their biochemistry and molecular biology and promoted the use of ACCs as targets for herbicides in agriculture and for development of drugs for diabetes, obesity and cancers. In mammals, ACCs(More)
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) signaling and high mobility group A (HMGA1) are known to play essential roles in the progression of breast cancer by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition. However, the correlation between TGF-β1 and HMGA1 in breast cancer cell is not yet well understood. In this study, we determined the effects of TGF-β1 on HMGA1(More)
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are well known to induce fat distribution, which is consistent with the central adiposity phenotype seen in Cushing's syndrome. GCs have been proposed to be both adipogenic and lipolytic in action within adipose tissues. Different adipogenic and lipolytic effects between subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue(More)
Zinc alpha2 glycoprotein (ZAG) plays an important role in stimulating fat mobilization and lipolysis in adipose tissue, but its role in hepatic lipid metabolism remains unclear. Palmitic acid (PA) was used to stimulate HepG2 cells with ZAG overexpression or ZAG knock down (shRNA). Overexpression of ZAG significantly inhibited lipogenesis, promoted lipolysis(More)
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