Jun-xia Wei

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Despite the widespread application of RNA interference (RNAi) as a research tool for diverse purposes, the key step of strand selection of siRNAs during the formation of RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) remains poorly understood. Here, using siRNAs targeted to the complementary region of Survivin and the effector protease receptor 1 (EPR-1), we show(More)
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3), a component of traditional Chinese medicine, has been used successfully for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), and As2O3 is of potential therapeutic value for the treatment of other promyelocytic malignancies and some solid tumors including breast cancer. However, the precise molecular mechanisms through which(More)
Although the mechanisms of arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced apoptosis have been elucidated extensively in hematologic cancers, those in solid tumors have yet to be clearly defined. In the present study, we show that As2O3 triggers apoptosis through the intrinsic pathway and significantly downregulates stathmin expression. Decreased stathmin expression is(More)
Apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF) is a mitochondrial flavoprotein that mediates both NADH-oxidizing and caspase-independent apoptosis. Further, the proapoptotic activity of AIF is located in the C-terminus of AIF, although the precise minimum sequence responsible for apoptosis induction remains to be investigated. In the present study, we generated two(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a serine protease, is a promising target for the development of prodrugs in prostate cancer treatment. In this study, we designed a novel fusion peptide, BSD352, containing three functional domains: a protein transduction domain from HIV transactivating regulatory protein (TAT) followed by the BH3 domain of the p53(More)
Silica microspheres have been synthesized by phase separation and sol-gel transition coupled with emulsion method. The as-obtained material is characterized by scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen sorption, elemental analysis and particle size distribution measurements. The results demonstrated that the material featured with hierarchically porous(More)
Along with the development of hyperspectral remote sensing technology, hyperspectral imaging technology has been applied in the aspect of aviation and spaceflight, which is different from multispectral imaging, and with the band width of nanoscale spectral imaging the target continuously, the image resolution is very high. However, with the increasing(More)
Hantavirus (HV) infection, which underlies hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, remains to be a severe clinical challenge. Here, we synthesized small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) that target the encoding sequences of HV strain 76-118, and validated their inhibitory role in virus replication in HV-infected monkey(More)
The classification and de-aliasing methods with respect to multi-spectra and hyper-spectra have been widely studied in recent years. And both K-mean clustering algorithm and spectral similarity algorithm are familiar classification methods. The present paper improved the K-mean clustering algorithm by using spectral similarity match algorithm to perform a(More)
Spectral unmixing is an important task for data processing of hyperspectral remote sensing, which is comprised of extracting the pure spectra (endmember) and calculating the abundance value of pure spectra. The most efficient endmember extracting algorithms (EEAs) is designed based on convexity geometry such as pure pixel index (PPI), N-finder algorithm(More)