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Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a wide variety of neuronal diseases, including ischemic neuronal injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Thioredoxin reduces exposed protein disulfides and couples with peroxiredoxin to scavenge reactive oxygen species. Nerve growth factor (NGF) has profound effects on neurons,(More)
Amycolatopsis mediterranei is used for industry-scale production of rifamycin, which plays a vital role in antimycobacterial therapy. As the first sequenced genome of the genus Amycolatopsis, the chromosome of strain U32 comprising 10,236,715 base pairs, is one of the largest prokaryotic genomes ever sequenced so far. Unlike the linear topology found in(More)
Previous studies documented significant behavioral changes in the offspring of cocaine-exposed mothers. We now explore the hypothesis that maternal cocaine exposure could alter the fetal epigenetic machinery sufficiently to cause lasting neurochemical and functional changes in the offspring. Pregnant CD1 mice were administered either saline or 20 mg/kg(More)
Thioredoxin (TRX) is a redox-active protein which plays a cytoprotective role against oxidative stress. Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), used widely as an anti-ulcer drug, has been reported to induce TRX as well as heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in hepatocytes and other cells. 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), causes dopaminergic denervation(More)
A comparative study on gossypol content of various genetic types of pigment glands of cotton varieties was conducted through an optimized high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) on a C18 column (4.6 mm x 250 mm, 5 Μm particle) with methanol-0.5% acetic acid aqueous solution, 90 : 10 (v/v), as mobile phase, at a flow rate of 0.8 ml/min and UV detection(More)
BACKGROUND Osteopontin (OPN) is one kind of cytokine which can play a number of roles in promoting activation of T lymphocyte, regulating balance between Th1 and Th2, participating in cell-induced immunologic response and stimulating B lymphocyte to express multi-clone antibodies. Some researches have showed that OPN may be involved in the pathogenesis of(More)
AIM Glioma cancer is the most common type of adult brain tumor. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified various new susceptibility regions and here we conducted an extensive analysis of associations between 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and glioma risk. METHODS A total of 197 glioma cases and 197 health controls were(More)
Despite the fact that great advances have been made in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the prognosis of advanced NSCLC remains very poor. HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) has been identified as an oncogenic long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that is involved in the progression of a variety of carcinomas and acts as a negative(More)
Identification of all the transcription factors (TFs) encoded in a given genome is a prerequisite for understanding transcriptional regulatory networks. Archaea are prokaryotes that constitute one of the three main branches of organisms with an astounding diversity of habitats. In this report, we establish the ArchaeaTF database to provide an integrated(More)