Jianhua Xiong

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Previous studies have suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) may play important roles in tumorigenesis, but little is known about the functions of most miRNAs in cancer development. In the present study, we set up a cell-based screen using a luciferase reporter plasmid carrying the whole approximately 4.7 kb 3'-UTR of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) mRNA(More)
Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are genetically more stable than somatic cells, thereby preventing the passage of genomic abnormalities to their derivatives including germ cells. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain largely unclear. In this paper, we show that the stemness factor Sall4 is required for activating the critical Ataxia Telangiectasia(More)
The spalt (sal) family is a class of evolutionarily conserved genes originally identified in Drosophila as homeotic genes required for embryonic development. In vertebrates, the expression of sal-like 4 (SALL4) is specifically enriched in both embryonic and adult stem/stem-like cells. SALL4 is a master regulator that contributes to cell stemness in(More)
Phosphoribulokinase (PRKase, EC 2.7.1.19) plays an important role in regulating the flow of sugar through the Calvin cycle. To investigate its regulatory character and expression pattern, the gene encoding PRKase in rice was cloned by RACE. A full-length cDNA with an open reading frame of 1212 bp encoding 403 amino acids residues was obtained from an indica(More)
Previous studies suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) participate in almost all cellular processes and the continuous development of miRNA-mediated posttranscriptional regulation might have facilitated the development of complex organisms. Especially, the microRNA-22 (miR-22) family has been recently extensively reported. Here, we accessed the evolution of(More)
Cardiovascular disease plagues the whole world due to intensive lifestyle changes. Heart regeneration holds great promise for repairing and restoring cardiomyocytes lost due to injury and disease. In contrast to the robust cardiac regeneration of certain lower vertebrates, adult mammalian hearts typically show minimal capacity for heart regeneration and(More)
The change of cell polarity is usually associated with invasion and metastasis. Partial reverse cell polarity in IDC-NOS may play a role in lymphatic tumor spread. Rac1 is a kind of polarity related protein. It plays an important role in invasion and metastasis in tumors. We here investigated the expression of Rac1 and partial reverse cell polarity status(More)
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