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Loss of the cell adhesion protein E-cadherin increases the invasive capability of ovarian cancer cells. We have previously shown that epidermal growth factor (EGF) downregulates E-cadherin and induces ovarian cancer cell invasion through the H(2)O(2)/p38 MAPK-mediated upregulation of the E-cadherin transcriptional repressor Snail. However, the molecular(More)
Microanalytical techniques were developed which allow the rapid characterization of fiber components and morphology of loblolly pine in a large number of samples. These techniques consist of extractives removal, holocellulose preparation, alpha-cellulose and lignin content determination, and fiber length and coarseness analyses. Greater than 95% of the(More)
Although almost every U.S. pulp mill has a biological wastewater treatment system, these systems based on bacteria, are largely ineffective in the removal of color. For this reason, we have attempted to utilize Phanerochaete chrysosporium, a fungus known to degrade lignin, as the primary organism in a novel waste treatment scheme named the MyCoR Process.(More)
INTRODUCTION Glycosylation controls diverse protein functions and regulates various cellular phenotypes. Trophoblast invasion is essential for normal placental development. However, the role of glycosylation in human placenta throughout pregnancy is still unclear. The β-1,4-galactosyltransferase III (B4GALT3) has been found to regulate cancer cell invasion.(More)
PURPOSE MicroRNA 34a (miR-34a) is involved in regulating tissue senescence. However, the role of miR-34a in age-related cataracts is unclear. In this study, we evaluated the correlations among the severity of lens opacity, patient age, and miR-34a expression level in the lens epithelium of age-related cataracts for clarifying the role of miR-34a in the lens(More)
The removal of chlorinated organics from the E, effluent by oxygen oxidation treatment was studied. It was found that the reduction of TOCI and colour from the fraction of highmolecular-weight chlorolignins is vitally important to the overall reduction of TOCI and colour from the El effluent. Three pathways are potentially involved in the removal of TOCI(More)
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