The high-risk HPV E6 and E7 proteins cooperate to immortalize primary human cervical cells and the E7 protein can independently transform fibroblasts in vitro, primarily due to its ability to associate with and degrade the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein, pRb. The binding of E7 to pRb is mediated by a conserved Leu-X-Cys-X-Glu (LXCXE) motif in the… (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the association between chemotactic chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5 (CCL5) -28C>G polymorphism and tuberculosis (TB) risk. METHODS PubMed, Web of Science, and WanFang were searched up to April 2015 for eligible studies on CCL5 -28C>G polymorphism. Data was extracted, and pooled odd ratios (ORs) as well as 95% confidence… (More)
Recent studies have shown that histone acetylation is involved with the regulation of enzyme glutamate decarboxylases (GADs), including GAD67 and GAD65. Here, we investigated the histone acetylation modifications of GADs in the pathogenesis of epilepsy and explored the therapeutic effect of a novel second-generation histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi)… (More)
Vacuolar-type H+-ATPase (V-ATPase), a multi-subunit endomembrane proton pump, plays an important role in plant growth and response to environmental stresses. In the present study, transgenic tobacco that overexpressed the V-ATPase c subunit gene from Iris lactea (IrlVHA-c) was used to determine the function of IrlVHA-c. Quantitative PCR analysis showed that… (More)
A divergent human papillomavirus (HPV), isolated from a lung lesion of a patient with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, was fully cloned, sequenced, and genetically characterized. DNA analysis revealed that the HPV contained a 10.4-kb genome, with a duplication of 2,493 bp that includes partial L1-long control region (LCR)-E6-E7-partial E1 sequences.