Jun Min

Meng Ren3
Chang-zhen Shang2
3Meng Ren
2Chang-zhen Shang
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BACKGROUND Macrophage activation by lipopolysaccharide and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been studied extensively because this model system mimics the physiological context of bacterial infection and subsequent inflammatory responses. Previous studies on macrophages elucidated the biological roles of caspase-1 in post-translational activation of(More)
AIM To establish an efficient culture system to support embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation into hepatocytes that coexpress F-VIII and F-IX. METHODS Mouse E14 ES cells were cultured in differentiation medium containing sodium butyrate (SB), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and/or bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) to induce the differentiation(More)
AIM The feasibility of inducing endocrine pancreatic differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells has been well documented. However, whether ES cells possess the potential for exocrine pancreatic differentiation requires further exploration. Here, we investigated whether sodium butyrate and glucocorticoids were conducive to the exocrine pancreatic(More)
Purpose. To report the clinical features and CT manifestations of giant pancreatic serous cystadenoma (≥10 cm). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical features and CT findings of 6 cases of this entity. Results. All 6 patients were symptomatic. The tumors were 10.2 cm-16.5 cm (median value, 13.0 cm). CT imaging revealed that all 6 cases showed(More)
Several strains have been reported to grow on 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol (3M4NP), the primary breakdown product of the excessively used insecticide fenitrothion. However, the microbial degradation of 3M4NP at molecular and biochemical levels remains unknown. Here, methyl-1,4-benzoquinone (MBQ) and methylhydroquinone (MHQ), rather than catechol proposed(More)
  • Mylarappa Ningappa, Juhoon So, Joseph Glessner, Chethan Ashokkumar, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Jun Min +15 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND & AIMS Altered extrahepatic bile ducts, gut, and cardiovascular anomalies constitute the variable phenotype of biliary atresia (BA). METHODS To identify potential susceptibility loci, Caucasian children, normal (controls) and with BA (cases) at two US centers were compared at >550000 SNP loci. Systems biology analysis was carried out on the(More)
Cold tolerance at the early seedling stage of rice is one of the major determinants for uniform seedling growth. The trait is complex and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In this study, a linkage map consisting of 129 SSR markers was constructed, spanning 2,051.1 cM with ranging from 4.3 to 36.5 cM between adjacent markers. QTLs analysis at the(More)
Implantation of embryonic stem cells (ESC)-derived insulin-producing cells has been extensively investigated for treatment of diabetes in animal models. However, the in vivo behavior and migration of transplanted cells in diabetic models remains unclear. Here we investigated the location and migration of insulin-producing cells labeled with(More)
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