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Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most prevalent human birth defects. More than 85% of CHDs are thought to result from a combination of genetic susceptibilities and environmental stress. However, the stress-related signalling pathways involved remain largely unknown. The p53 transcription factor is a key tumour suppressor and a central regulator of(More)
Lack of high-performance cathode materials has become a technological bottleneck for the commercial development of advanced Li-ion batteries. We have proposed a biomimetic design and versatile synthesis of ultrathin spinel membrane-encapsulated layered lithium-rich cathode, a modification by nanocoating. The ultrathin spinel membrane is attributed to the(More)
Aristolochiae Fructus (AF) and honey-fried Aristolochiae Fructus (HAF) have been used in China for thousands of years as an anti-tussive and expectorant drug. Few clinical cases were reported associated with the toxicity of AF and HAF, although relatively high contents of aristolochic acids (AAs) were found in them. This work was designed to compare the(More)
In the present work, polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) and graphene sheets are applied to sequentially coat on the surface of hollow carbon spheres/sulfur composite by a flexible layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly strategy. Owing to the strong electrostatic interactions between the opposite charged materials, the coating agents are very stable and the(More)
The layered lithium-rich cathode material, Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2, was successfully synthesized by a sol-gel method followed by coating with different amounts of Li2O-2B2O (LBO, 1, 3, and 5 wt %). The effects of LBO-coating layer on the structure, morphology, and low-temperature (-30 °C) electrochemical properties of these materials are investigated(More)
The p53 signaling network is indispensible in cellular stress responses and tumor suppression. Negative regulations of p53 by mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) and its homolog MDM4 are an integrated component of the network and have been implicated in regulating the stress responses and the maintenance of normal development and homeostasis of multiple somatic(More)
Hierarchical Li1.2 Ni0.2 Mn0.6 O2 nanoplates with exposed {010} planes are designed and synthesized. In combination with the advantages from the hierarchical archi-tecture and the exposed electrochemically active {010} planes of layered materials, this material satisfies both efficient ion and electron transport and thus shows superior rate capability and(More)
In the field of heart regeneration, the proliferative potential of cardiomyocytes in postnatal mice is under intense investigation. However, solely relying on immunostaining of proliferation markers, the long-term proliferation dynamics and potential of the cardiomyocytes cannot be readily addressed. Previously, we found that a p53 promoter-driving reporter(More)
Strobilurin fungicides play a crucial role in protecting plants against different pathogens and securing food supplies. A series of 1,2,3-thiadiazole and thiazole-based strobilurins were rationally designed, synthesized, characterized, and tested against various fungi. Introduction of 1,2,3-thiadiazole greatly improved the fungicidal activity of the target(More)
The function of tumor suppressor p53 has been under intense investigation. Acute stresses such as DNA damage are able to trigger a high level of p53 activity, leading to cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. In contrast, the cellular response of mild p53 activity induced by low-level stress in vivo remains largely unexplored. Murine double minute (MDM)2 and MDM4(More)