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H19 expression is elevated in many human tumors including glioblastomas, suggesting an oncogenic role for the long noncoding RNA; yet the upregulation of H19 in glioblastomas remains unclear. Here we report that hypoxia significantly stimulated H19 expression in glioblastoma cell lines, which was related to hypoxia-inducible factors 1α (Hif-1α). Hif-1α(More)
The potential role of protein O-GlcNAcylation in cancer has been studied extensively, and the spread of cancer cells to regional lymph nodes is the first step in the dissemination of breast cancer. However, the correlation between O-GlcNAcylation and lymphatic metastasis in breast cancer remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrated that the overall(More)
Sensitive analysis of oligosaccharides by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is significantly hampered by the low ionization efficiency of oligosaccharides. Derivatization affords a feasible way to enhance the MALDI intensities of oligosaccharides by introducing an easily ionized and/or hydrophobic(More)
Species-specific ovotransferrin features a highly conservative protein sequence, but it varies in the structure of the attached oligosaccharides, which may contribute to the differences observed in its bioactivity and nutritional value. Herein, chicken ovotransferrin (COT) and pheasant ovotransferrin (POT) isolated by repeated ethanol precipitation of egg(More)
NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a pivotal transcription factor of cellular responses to oxidative stress and recent evidence suggests that Nrf2 plays an important role in cancer pathobiology. However, the underlying mechanism has yet to be elucidated, particularly in glioma. In the present study, we investigated the role of Nrf2 in the clinical prognosis,(More)
Sialic acids are typically linked α(2-3) or α(2-6) to the galactose that located at the non-reducing terminal end of glycans, playing important but distinct roles in a variety of biological and pathological processes. However, details about their respective roles are still largely unknown due to the lack of an effective analytical technique. Herein, a(More)
Here we report a facile and efficient method for site-directed glycosylation of peptide/protein. The method contains two sequential steps: generation of a GlcNAc-O-peptide/protein, and subsequent ligation of a eukaryotic N-glycan to the GlcNAc moiety. A pharmaceutical peptide, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and a model protein, bovine α-Crystallin, were(More)
κ-Carrageenan was degraded with a novel κ-carrageenase isolated from Pedobacter hainanensis, which was first isolated from seaside soil under the stacks of red algae in Hainan province of China. The κ-carrageenase was detected with a molecular weight of ∼55 kDa estimated from SDS-PAGE and yielded enzymatic activity of 700.53 units/mg of protein under the(More)
O-linked β-N-acetyl-glucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is an essential and ubiquitous post-translational modification present in nucleic and cytoplasmic proteins of multicellular eukaryotes. The metabolic chemical probes such as GlcNAc or GalNAc analogues bearing ketone or azide handles, in conjunction with bioorthogonal reactions, provide a powerful approach for(More)
UNLABELLED Clinical application of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) in cancer therapy is greatly restricted due to lack of tissue selectivity and tumor-targeting ability. CB5005, a rationally designed CPP that targets and inhibits intracellular NF-κB activation, is constituted by a unique membrane-permeable sequence (CB5005M) cascading to a NF-κB nuclear(More)