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Our previous study showed that cobalt chloride (CoCl2) could induce PC12 cell apoptosis and that the CoCl2-treated PC12 cells may serve as a simple in vitro model for the study of the mechanism of hypoxia-linked neuronal disorders. The aim of this study is to elucidate the mechanism of CoCl2-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells. Caspases are known to be involved(More)
To improve the therapeutic effect of ONYX015, an E1B55kD-deleted replication-competent adenovirus, ZD55 was constructed and armed with the therapeutic gene hTRAIL to form ZD55-hTRAIL, which was used for cancer therapy and which we call Targeting Gene-ViroTherapy. In vitro experiments with SW620, HCT116, and HT29 colorectal carcinoma cell lines demonstrated(More)
Previous data proved that NSF* was an epilepsy related gene (ERG1). In this study, using phosphorothioate oligodeoxynucleotide (PS-ODN), an antisense of NSF to downregulate the function of NSF in vitro cultured hippocampus neurons and PC12, this treatment simultaneously induced enhancement of the neurite outgrowth of hippocampal neurons and PC12, a(More)
Two tandem cassettes, one containing the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene (hTERT) promoter upstream of a constitutively activated form of heat shock transcription factor 1 (cHSF1) and followed by the other containing the heat shock protein 70B (hsp70B) promoter (HSE) upstream of the cytosine deaminase (CD) gene, could greatly enhance the efficiency of(More)
BACKGROUND Based on the excellent medical care and management system for Chinese veterans, as well as the detailed medical documentation available, we aim to construct a Chinese Veteran Clinical Research (CVCR) platform on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and carry out studies of the primary disabling NCDs. METHODS The Geriatric Neurology Department of(More)
The 90-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp90) is the most abundant molecular chaperone in eukaryotic cells. Hsp90 plays a critical role in regulating signal transduction pathways that control cell proliferation since its chaperone function is restricted to a subset of proteins including some signal molecules. Improper function of these proteins can be induced by an(More)
A murine new alpha interferon gene (mIFN-αB) was found by primer-based sequencing method in a murine genomic DNA library. The gene was cloned and its sequence was determined. It was expressed inEscherichia coli under the control of the PL promoter which resulted in antiviral activity on mouse L-cells. The sequence of mIFN-αB has been accepted by GENEBANK.
One hypothesis for the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) is that the formation of proteinaceous inclusion, which is mainly composed of alpha-synuclein, may contribute to the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons. To further explore the role of alpha-synuclein in neurodegeneration of PD, we examined the possible effects of aggregated alpha-synuclein on(More)
A series of novel IMB-070593 derivatives containing a substituted benzyloxime moiety and displaying a remarkable improvement in lipophilicity were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antimycobacterial and antibacterial activity. Our results reveal that the target compounds 19a-m have considerable Gram-positive activity (MIC: <0.008-32 µg/mL),(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the protective effect of zero-balanced ultrafiltration and modified ultrafiltration on infants' pulmonary function after cardiac surgery. METHODS Sixty infants with congenital heart diseases were randomly divided into 3 groups: a zero-balanced ultrafiltration group (Z group), a modified ultrafiltration group (M group) and a(More)