Jianwei Zhou

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Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are thought to mediate diverse biological functions such as cell growth, differentiation and migration. Activated MAPK may affect microtubule (MT) which is essential for cellular polarity, differentiation and motility. Data in this study show that JWA, a newly identified novel microtubule-associated protein(More)
MicroRNAs play an important role in regulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and are involved in numerous physiological processes. Aberrant expression of MicroRNAs is considered to participate in occurrence and progression of human cancers. A G>C polymorphism, rs2910164, which is located in the sequence of miR-146a precursor, could alter(More)
Genetic variations in miRNAs have been demonstrated to be capable of altering miRNA expression, consequently affecting many cancer-related biological processes. The MIR196A2 rs11614913 (T > C) polymorphism has been reported to be associated with various cancers development and progression. In our study, we aim to explore whether this polymorphism is(More)
Although long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) predominately reside in the nucleus and exert their functions in many biological processes, their potential involvement in cytoplasmic signal transduction remains unexplored. Here, we identify a cytoplasmic lncRNA, LINK-A (long intergenic non-coding RNA for kinase activation), which mediates HB-EGF-triggered,(More)
After acute exposure of cells to arsenic, reactive oxygen species mediate changes in cell behavior, including activation of proliferative signaling. For chronic exposure to arsenic, however, the function of reactive oxygen species in cell transformation remains poorly understood. Although microRNA-21 (miR-21) has been implicated in various aspects of(More)
OBJECTIVE CHIP (carboxy terminus of Hsc70 interacting protein) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that can induce ubiquitination and degradation of several tumour related proteins, and acts as a suppressor of tumour metastasis. This study explored the biological function and clinical significance of CHIP in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS The prognostic value of CHIP(More)
The authors describe an acyclovir-resistant varicella zoster virus infection in a pediatric patient after hematopoietic stem cell transplant, the use of foscarnet as salvage therapy, and review the literature to clarify the pediatric experience with foscarnet in this setting. A novel thymidine kinase mutation is described, along with a new phenotypic assay(More)
Oxidative stress has been implicated as one of the primary mechanisms inducing DNA damage and believed to mediate aging and progression of numerous age-related diseases, including cancer. JWA, a gene previously described to mediate differentiation of leukemic cells, is also involved in cellular responses to environmental exposures linked to heat shock and(More)
In addition to the proportional increase in cases of non-type b Haemophilus influenzae disease in the post-H. influenzae type b vaccine era, the incidence of invasive H. influenzae disease was found to be approaching the rates of H. influenzae type b disease that were documented in the prevaccine period. Fifty-six percent of invasive disease now occurs in(More)
Gastric cancer stem-like cells (GCSCs) have been identified to possess the ability of self-renewal and tumor initiation. However, the mechanisms involved remain largely unknown. Here, we isolated and characterized the GCSCs by side population (SP) sorting procedure and cultured sphere cells (SC) from human gastric cancer cell lines SGC-7901, BGC-823,(More)