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BACKGROUND & AIMS RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful tool to silence gene expression. The adenoviral vector expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) is highly effective in mammalian cells. However, its potential use as a therapeutic tool to target an oncogene specifically remains to be seen. We applied the adenovirus-delivered siRNA (AdSiRNA) to inhibit(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with exosomes can stimulate efficient cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses and anti-tumor immunity. However, the quantity of DC-derived exosomes (DCex) obtained from various culture systems is very low, which is a significant practical issue hampering progress in this research area and needs to be addressed. Gliomas were(More)
Hyperoxic acute lung injury (HALI) is a clinical syndrome as a result of prolonged supplement of high concentrations of oxygen. Previous studies have shown hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO-PC) had a protective effect on oxidative injury. In the present study, we investigated the effect of HBO-PC on HALI in rats. The results demonstrated that HBO-PC(More)
Endogenous relaxin has recently been demonstrated to protect the airway/lung against age-related fibrosis and against inflammation-associated airway fibrosis in animal models of allergic airways disease (AAD). In the current study, we examined the contribution of the primary relaxin receptor, relaxin family peptide receptor-1 (RXFP1), in mediating these(More)
PURPOSE/AIM Hyperoxic acute lung injury (HALI) is a clinical syndrome as a result of prolonged supplement of high concentrations of oxygen. As yet, no specific treatment is available for HALI. The present study aims to investigate the effects of edaravone on hyperoxia-induced oxidative injury and the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS We treated(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 17 fatal H7N9 cases in Shanghai in 2013, analyzed clinical variables and described their clinical and epidemiologic characteristics. The median age was 73 years, and 82.4% had underlying medical conditions. The most frequent symptoms were fever (100%), followed by productive cough (47.1%) and dry cough(More)
A model is made in view of the MEMS gyroscope random error, which is applied to error compensation with the Kalman filter. And main noise sources that affect measurement accuracy are determined via Allan variance method. The correctness of the model is verified by data filtering, proper error model and error compensation of the MEMS gyroscope. The principle(More)
Glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 12 comprises enzymes with a wide range of activities critical for the degradation of lignocellulose. However, the important roles of the loop regions of GH12 enzymes in substrate specificity and catalytic efficiency remain poorly understood. This study examined how the loop 3 region affects the enzymatic properties of GH12(More)
Signal regulatory protein alpha (SIRPalpha) is an Ig superfamily protein whose cytoplasmic region contains immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM), which when tyrosine phosphorylated binds the SH2-domain containing phosphatase 2 (SHP-2). Both SIRPalpha and SHP-2 are highly expressed in brain. Murine cerebellar cells cultured on(More)