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Isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP):dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase catalyzes an essential activation step in the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway. A human cDNA sequence [J. Xuan, J. Kowalski, A.F. Chambers, and D.T. Denhardt (1994) Genomics 20, 129-131] containing a 684-base-pair open reading frame was recently reported that encoded a protein with a(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded regulatory RNAs, frequently expressed as clusters. Previous studies have demonstrated that the six-miRNA cluster miR-17~92 has important roles in tissue development and cancers. However, the precise role of each miRNA in the cluster is unknown. Here we show that overexpression of miR-17 results in decreased cell(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted phosphoprotein expressed by many tumor cells, as well as a limited set of normal cells. Native OPN has been shown to support cell adhesion in an RGD-peptide-inhibitable fashion. Here we expressed human OPN in E. coli as a recombinant fusion protein with glutathione-S-transferase (GST). We report that the GST-OPN fusion(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted calcium-binding phosphoprotein produced in a variety of normal and pathological contexts, including tissue mineralization and cancer. OPN contains a conserved RGD (arg-gly-asp) amino acid sequence that has been implicated in binding of OPN to cell surface integrins. To determine whether the RGD sequence in OPN is required for(More)
We tested the hypothesis that osteopontin (OPN) can inhibit the induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in vascular tissue. iNOS activity was induced in rat thoracic aortas by incubation of the tissue with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and measured by conversion of L-[3H]arginine to L-[3H]citrulline. Addition of >/=1 nM recombinant OPN protein(More)
  • L Guo, X Luo, +11 authors Q Xing
  • 2012
BACKGROUND Dowling-Degos disease (DDD; MIM 179850) is an autosomal dominant genodermatosis caused by mutations in keratin 5 gene (KRT5). KRT5 is specifically expressed in basal layer of epidermis and plays an important role in protecting epithelial cells from mechanical and non-mechanical stresses. OBJECTIVE We analysed the molecular basis of DDD in a(More)
In this study, we examined the relationships between plasma concentrations of risperidone and 9-hydroxyrisperidone and polymorphisms of CYP3A4. All 130 schizophrenia patients (45 men, 85 women, age 15-60 years) who met DSM-IV criteria were given risperidone for 8 weeks. Clinical efficacy was determined using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS).(More)
Endothelial Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS) domain protein-1 (EPAS-1)/hypoxia-inducible factor-2alpha (HIF-2alpha) is a member of the basic helix-loop-helix/PAS domain protein family and is considered to be an endothelial-specific, hypoxia-inducible transcription factor. Because hypoxia is a fundamental element of tumor biology determining clinical outcome, we performed(More)
We report the first application of high-frequency three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound imaging in a genetically engineered mouse (GEM) prostate cancer model. We show that the technology sensitively and specifically depicts functional neoangiogenic blood flow because little or no flow is measurable in normal prostate tissue or tumors smaller than 2-3(More)
This study was designed to explore the role of versican in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Ectopic expression of the versican 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) was studied as a competitive endogenous RNA for regulating miRNA functions. We used this approach to modulate the expression of versican and its related proteins in 3'-UTR transgenic(More)