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Dietary interventions are effective ways to extend or shorten lifespan. By examining midlife hepatic gene expressions in mice under different dietary conditions, which resulted in different lifespans and aging-related phenotypes, we were able to identify genes and pathways that modulate the aging process. We found that pathways transcriptionally correlated(More)
Mechanisms that regulate apoptosis in a temporal and lineage-specific manner remain poorly understood. The COE (Collier/Olf/EBF) transcription factors have been implicated in the development of many cell types, including neurons. Here, we show that the sole Caenorhabditis elegans COE protein, UNC-3, together with a histone acetyltransferase, CBP-1/P300,(More)
Oral administration of Clostridium butyricum as probiotic is increasingly gaining importance in the treatment of diarrhea and the improvement of animal performance. However, the mechanisms of host cell receptor recognition of C. butyricum and the downstream immune signaling pathways leading to these benefits remain unclear. The objective of this study was(More)
miR-200a suppresses tumor development and progression; however, its role in tumor growth and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the underlying mechanism have not been elucidated. In the present study, we identified that miR-200a was markedly downregulated in HCC and exerted suppressive effects on tumor cell growth and metastasis. We identified(More)
Calcyclin-binding protein (CacyBP)/Siah-1 interacting protein (SIP), a component of ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis, could bind the Skp1-Cul1-F box protein complex. Although CacyBP/SIP was implicated in p53-induced beta-catenin degradation, its exact function was still unknown. Our previous studies showed that CacyBP/SIP could modulate the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the present study was to define the prognostic factors for survival after hepatic metastasectomy from extremity soft tissue sarcoma. METHODOLOGY Between January 2000 and January 2009, 27 patients with hepatic metastases from extremity soft tissue sarcomas underwent liver resection with radical intent. Various clinicopathologic(More)
AIMS Calcyclin-binding protein or Siah-1-interacting protein (CacyBP/SIP), a component of the ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis, could bind SKP1-CUL1-F box protein complex and participate in beta-catenin degradation, which was found to be related to the malignant phenotypes of gastric cancer and renal cancer. However, the role of CacyBP/SIP in pancreatic(More)
The efficiency of the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) is a critical issue in aerosol medicine because it deals with delivering a life-saving medication to patients with various lung diseases. Mouthpiece diameter, air flow rate, and entrance angle are among many parameters that influence the MDI penetration efficiency. It is well known that inertial impaction(More)
Different from the electrical conductivity of conductive composites, the thermal conductivity usually does not have distinctive percolation characteristics. Here we report that graphite suspensions show distinct behavior in the thermal conductivity at the electrical percolation threshold, including a sharp kink at the percolation threshold, below which(More)
Clostridium butyricum has become increasingly important in preventing and treating intestinal inflammation. In the intestine it may increase the resistance of the gut to pathogen invasion via inducing the secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Interleukin 10 (IL-10) plays a central role in preventing certain inflammatory diseases by down-regulating(More)