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BACKGROUND The mechanism of DNA hypomethylation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has not been fully elucidated. Recent studies showed that miR-29b could regulate DNA methylation by targeting the DNA methylation machinery. However, the role of miR-29b in T cell aberrant DNA hypomethylation of SLE still remains unclear. OBJECTIVE In this study, we(More)
To explore the molecular mechanisms for the similarities between inherited and noninherited forms of breast cancer, we tested the hypothesis that inactivation of BRCA1 by promoter hypermethylation is associated with reduced gene copy number and chromosome 17 aneusomy as observed in tumors from BRCA1 mutation carriers. Using a combination of(More)
As one of the most important tasks of Web Usage Mining (WUM), web user clustering, which establishes groups of users exhibiting similar browsing patterns, provides useful knowledge to personalized web services. In this paper, we cluster web users with KMeans algorithm based on web user log data. Given a set of web users and their associated historical web(More)
To explore the contribution of functional coding variants to psoriasis, we analyzed nonsynonymous single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) across the genome by exome sequencing in 781 psoriasis cases and 676 controls and through follow-up validation in 1,326 candidate genes by targeted sequencing in 9,946 psoriasis cases and 9,906 controls from the Chinese(More)
Inactivation of the retinoblastoma gene Rb leads to defects in cell proliferation, differentiation, or apoptosis, depending on specific cell or tissue types. To gain insights into the genes that can modulate the consequences of Rb inactivation, we carried out a genetic screen in Drosophila to identify mutations that affected apoptosis induced by(More)
MYC is a key regulator of cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, differentiation, and apoptosis. MYC deregulation contributes to breast cancer development and progression and is associated with poor outcomes. Multiple mechanisms are involved in MYC deregulation in breast cancer, including gene amplification, transcriptional regulation, and mRNA and protein(More)
BACKGROUND CD4+ T cells DNA hypomethylation is involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Recent studies showed that ultraviolet B (UVB, 290-320 nm) might induce the exacerbation of SLE by decreasing the DNA methylation level. However, the role of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) in the UVB-induced CD4+ T cells DNA hypomethylation(More)
E2F transcription factors can activate or actively repress transcription of their target genes. The role of active repression during normal development has not been analyzed in detail. dE2F1(su89) is a novel allele of dE2F1 that disrupts dE2F1's association with RBF [the Drosophila retinoblastoma protein (Rb) homolog] but retains its transcription(More)