Hongwei Tian

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PURPOSE VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) inhibitors, as efficient antiangiogenesis agents, have been applied in the cancer treatment. However, currently most of these anticancer drugs suffer some adverse effects. Discovery of novel VEGFR2 inhibitors as anticancer drug candidates is still needed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this investigation, we adopted a restricted(More)
BACKGROUND The previous works about safety evaluation for constructed bladder tissue specific adenovirus are poorly documented. Thus, we investigated the biodistribution and body toxicity of bladder specific oncolytic adenovirus Ad-PSCAE-UPII-E1A (APU-E1A) and Ad-PSCAE-UPII-E1A-AR (APU-E1A-AR), providing meaningful information prior to embarking on human(More)
Class A scavenger receptor member 5 (SCARA5) is a new member of the Class A scavenger receptors that has been proposed recently as a novel candidate tumor suppressor gene in human hepatocellular carcinoma. In the present study, we found that SCARA5 expression was frequently downregulated in various cancer cell lines and tumor samples. In addition,(More)
Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, is abundantly expressed in a variety of cancer cells, including lung cancer cells, resulting in low sensitivity of these cells to various apoptotic stimuli; Cisplatin (CDDP), a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent of several cancers, has a major limitation because of its toxicity at high(More)
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrolled repetitive motor and vocal tics in children. Examining the neural basis of TS churned out different research studies that advanced our understanding of the brain pathways involved in its development. Particularly, growing evidence points to abnormalities within the(More)
Although the whole tumor cell vaccine can provide the best source of immunizing antigens, there is still a limitation that most tumors are not naturally immunogenic. Tumor cells genetically modified to secrete immune activating cytokines have been proved to be more immunogenic. IL-18 could augment proliferation of T cells and cytotoxicity of NK cells.(More)
Interleukin-27 (IL-27), a novel IL-6/IL-12 family cytokine, plays an important role in the early regulation of Th1 responses. The cytokine IL-27 can exert a variety of immune-regulatory functions including cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL), CD4+, CD8+ T lymphocytes activation and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) production. In this study, we developed an effective and gene(More)
In radar tracking application, the observation noise is highly non-Gaussian, which is also referred as glint noise. The performance of extended Kalman filter degrades severely in the presence of glint noise. In this paper, an improved particle filter, Markov chain Monte Carlo particle filter (MCMC-PF), is introduced to cope with radar target tracking in(More)
SUMO-specific protease 1 (SENP1) is an important regulation protease in the protein desumoylation, which was shown to have a prooncogenicrole in many types of cancer. However, the mechanism of action for SENP1 in astrocytoma is not yet clear. Astrocytoma is the most frequent one among various neurogliomas, of which a subtype known as glioblastoma multiforme(More)
We successfully synthesized mesoporous Zn(x)Cd(1-x)S/reduced graphene oxide (Z(x)CSG) hybrid materials as photocatalysts using a facile one-pot hydrothermal reaction, in which graphene oxide (GO) was easily reduced (RGO), and simultaneously Zn(x)Cd(1-x)S (Z(x)CS) nanoparticles (NPs) with a mesoporous structure were uniformly dispersed on the RGO sheets. By(More)