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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)
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)
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)
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)
Our present study aimed to develop an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) delivery system to achieve gene silencing in intraocular tumor via topical instillation. ASO specific for luciferase was chosen as model drug, polyamidoamine (PG5) was employed to condense ASO, and penetratin (Pene) was used to enhance cellular uptake. Nanoscale PG5/ASO/Pene polyplex was(More)
Glioma is one of the most common, rapidly progressive and fatal brain tumors, and accumulating evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the development of cancers, including glioma. Therapeutic applications of miRNAs in Ras-driven glioma have been proposed; however, their specific functions and mechanisms are poorly understood. Here,(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)
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)
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)
MicroRNAs are associated with different types of cancers. In this study, we found that miR-1468-5p could inhibit growth and cell cycle progression in glioma by targeting ribonucleotide reductase large subunit M1 (RRM1). First, we analyzed miR-1468-5p expression in different glioma grades and the prognostic significance of its expression in glioblastoma(More)