Guimei Cui

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The calcium-dependent protease calpain2 is involved in macrophages apoptosis. Brucella infection-induced up-regulation of intracellular calcium level is an essential factor for the intracellular survival of Brucella within macrophages. Here, we hypothesize that calcium-dependent E3 ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 ubiquitinates calpain2 and inhibits Brucella(More)
The zinc-finger protein A20 has crucial physiological functions as a dual inhibitor of macrophage activation and apoptosis in tumor necrosis factor receptor1 (TNFR1) signaling pathway. Brucella infection can induce A20 expression in macrophages. Here, we hypothesize that A20 promotes Brucella intracellular growth via inhibition of activation and apoptosis(More)
The calcium-dependent protease calpain is involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endothelial injury. The activation of Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE) is responsible to increase intracellular Ca(2+) (Ca(i)(2+)) in cardiovascular diseases. Here we hypothesized that activation of NHE mediates LPS-induced endothelial cell apoptosis via calcium-dependent(More)
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM-2) is a cell surface receptor primarily expressed on macrophages and dendritic cells. TREM-2 functions as a phagocytic receptor for bacteria as well as an inhibitor of Toll like receptors (TLR) induced inflammatory cytokines. However, the role of TREM-2 in Brucella intracellular growth remains unknown.(More)
The intracellular pathogen Brucella abortus (B. abortus) survives and replicates inside host cells within the Brucella-containing vacuole, in which membrane contains a small GTPase Rab1. Here, we reported that Rab1 mediates B. abortus intracellular growth. Furthermore, B. abortus DnaK was identified to interact with Rab1 using GST pull-down and mass(More)
Plant genetic transformation has arguably been the core of plant improvement in recent decades. Efforts have been made to develop in planta transformation systems due to the limitations present in the tissue-culture-based methods. Herein, we report an improved in planta transformation system, and provide the evidence of reporter gene expression in pollen(More)
Despite the relatively small contribution to metabolizable energy that volatile fatty acids (VFAs) provide in chickens, these organic acids have been reported to play beneficial roles in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of birds, for example, inhibition of the growth of some pathogenic bacteria. However, information regarding the dynamics of these(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of Ji-Tai tablet and Ji-Tai tablet combined with buprenorphine in the treatment of patients with acute withdrawal syndrome of mild heroin dependence. METHODS A total of 150 patients with mild heroin dependence were recruited, and were randomly assigned to a Ji-Tai tablet group (n=50), a Ji-Tai tablet(More)
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