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Tobacco smoke (TS) has been shown to cause gastric cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial pathophysiological process in cancer development. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways play central roles in tumorigenesis including EMT process. Curcumin is a promising chemopreventive agent for several types of cancers. In the(More)
Serine protease inhibitors (serpins) mediate many biological processes, including immune responses to pathogenic infection. In this study, a member of the serpin superfamily was identified from the common poultry parasite Eimeria tenella by expressed sequence tag analysis and the rapid amplification of cDNA ends technique. The full-length cDNA was 1,918 bp(More)
Apical membrane antigen-1 (AMA1) is a micronemal protein of apicomplexan parasites that appears to be essential during the invasion of host cells. In this study, a full-length cDNA of AMA1 was identified from Eimeria tenella (Et) using expressed sequence tag and the rapid amplification of cDNA ends technique. EtAMA1 had an open reading frame of 1608 bp(More)
The precocious line of Eimeria spp., obtained by repeated passages of oocysts initially collected from feces of previously infected chickens, has unique phenotypes and plays an important role in immunizing chickens against coccidiosis. However, the genetic basis of precocious phenotype in Eimeria is still poorly understood. To investigate gene expression(More)
The precocious lines of Eimeria spp. have unique phenotypes. However, the genetic basis of the precocious phenotype is still poorly understood. The identification of Eimeria genes controlling the precocious phenotype is of immense importance in the fight against coccidiosis. In the present study, a novel gene of Eimeria maxima was cloned using rapid(More)
Viral fusogenic membrane glycoproteins (FMGs) are new therapeutic genes for the control of tumor growth, the cellular mechanisms mediating cell death is non-apoptotic. However, the precise molecular mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here, we showed overexpression of HSP70 in HL-60 cells mediated by Gibbon Ape leukemia virus hyperfusogenic envelope protein(More)
The prevalence of coccidial infections in dairy cattle was examined in Shanghai from November 2010 to March 2011. In total, 626 fecal samples from 24 dairy farms were examined; oocysts were identified to the species level based on morphological features. All herds were infected with Eimeria species. The overall prevalence of coccidia was 47.1%, with the(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the prevalent and deadly cancers worldwide, especially in Eastern Asia. The prognosis of ESCC remains poor; thus, it is still necessary to further dissect the underlying mechanisms and explore therapeutic targets of ESCC. Recent studies show that lncRNAs involve in the initiation and progression of various(More)
Two ruthenium complexes featuring bulky ancillary ligands, XS48 and XS49, were synthesized and studied as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Both dyes exhibit higher solar-to-electrical energy conversion efficiency when compared to a commonly used N3 sensitizer under the same conditions. To examine the influence of the bulky ancillary ligands and(More)
Tobacco smoke (TS) has been shown to cause bladder cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial pathophysiological process in cancer development. MAPK pathways play central roles in tumorigenesis including EMT process. Curcumin is a promising chemopreventive agent for several types of cancers. In the present study we investigated the effects(More)