Jun-nian Zheng

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The present review focuses on recent advances in the understanding of the molecular mechnisms by which interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-1 inhibits oncogenesis. IRF-1 is associated with regulation of interferon α and β transcription. In addition, numerous clinical studies have indicated that IRF-1 gene deletion or rearrangement correlates with development(More)
p21-activated kinases (PAKs) are activated by various extracellular stimuli and, in turn, activate other kinases by phosphorylating them at specific serine/threonine residues or through protein–protein interaction. As a recently identified member of the group B PAK family, the role of PAK5 in cancer is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) is well documented to play a pivotal role in ischemic brain injury, which is mediated by the GluR6·PSD95·MLK3 signaling module and subsequent c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation. Our recent studies show that GluR6 is S-nitrosylated in the early stages of ischemia-reperfusion. NO (Nitric Oxide) is mainly generated from(More)
PAK5 (p21 activated kinase 5) is upregulated in human colorectal carcinoma cells and is a known tumor promoter in carcinogenesis of the colon. Little is known regarding the mechanisms underlying the downstream targets of PAK5, and information concerning its biological significance in glioma is lacking. In this study, we investigated the effects of PAK5 on(More)
Malignant melanoma is one of the most lethal and aggressive human malignancies. Suppressed apoptosis and extraordinary invasiveness are the distinctive features that contribute to malignant melanoma. The alkylating agent temozolomide (TMZ) is one of the most effective single chemotherapeutic agents for patients with malignant melanoma, but resistance(More)
MicroRNA-34 (miR-34) is directly regulated by p53, and its potential tumor suppressive roles have been studied extensively. As a p53-induced microRNA, miR-34 functions as a tumor suppressor by playing a role in cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and metabolic regulation. Among these p53/miR-34 associated processes, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest are known as(More)
PIN2/TRF1-interacting telomerase inhibitor 1 (PinX1) is a novel cloned gene which has been identified as a major haploinsufficient tumor suppressor essential for maintaining telomerase activity, the length of telomerase and chromosome stability. This study explored the clinical significance and biological function of PinX1 in human clear cell renal cell(More)
The aim of our study was to elucidate the role of Rap2B in the development of human suprarenal epithelioma and to investigate the effect of Rap2B on suprarenal epithelioma cells migration and invasion. We use tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry to evaluate Rap2B staining in 75 suprarenal epithelioma tissues and 75 tumor-adjacent normal renal tissues.(More)
Recent studies suggest that SATB1 is a promising therapeutic target for prostate cancer. To develop novel SATB1-based therapeutic agents for prostate cancer, in this study, we aimed to construct ZD55-SATB1, an oncolytic adenovirus ZD55 carrying shRNA targeting SATB1, and investigate its effects on the inhibition of prostate cancer growth and metastasis.(More)
Ki-67 as a cell proliferation marker is tightly associated with maintenance and regulation of the cell division. To understand the mechanism of Ki-67 gene expression and regulation, we first cloned 5′-flanking region and identified the Ki-67 core promoter. The deletion analysis and the dual luciferase reporter assay were used to locate the Ki-67 core(More)