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The side chain of a compound plays an important role in its biological function. In our studies, we have found that hydroximinosteroid derivatives with different side chains and position of hydroximino on ring A and B displayed remarkable distinct cytotoxicities against a diversity of cancer cell types. Presence of an oxime group on ring B and a hydroxy on(More)
Caspase-3 is a cysteine protease that is strongly implicated in neuronal apoptosis. Activation of caspase-3 may be induced by at least two major initiator pathways: a caspase-8-mediated pathway activated through cell surface death receptors (extrinsic pathway), and a caspase-9-mediated pathway activated by signals from the mitochondria that lead to(More)
To solve the problems occurring in the traditional precision agriculture such as poor real-time data acquisition, small monitoring coverage area, excessive manpower requirement etc., this paper designs and deploys an environment monitoring system for precise agriculture based on wireless sensor networks in a red bayberry greenhouse located on a hillside.(More)
Previous studies have shown that let-7 can repress the post-transcriptional translation of LIN28, and LIN28 in turn could block the maturation of let-7, forming a double-negative feedback loop. In this study, we investigated the effect of germline genetic variants on regulation of the homeostasis of the let-7/LIN28 loop and breast cancer risk. We initially(More)
BACKGROUND A few polymorphisms are located in the mature microRNA sequences. Such polymorphisms could directly affect the binding of microRNA to hundreds of target mRNAs. It remains unknown whether rs4919510:C>G located in the mature miR-608 alters breast cancer susceptibility. METHODS The association of rs4919510:C>G with risk and pathologic features of(More)