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We examined the chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) from plastids obtained from wild type maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings grown under different light conditions and from photosynthetic mutants grown under white light. The cpDNA was evaluated by real-time quantitative PCR, quantitative DNA fluorescence, and blot-hybridization following pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate which inflammation-based marker more accurately predict recurrence in patients receiving hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A total of 1020 patients was included. The impacts of clinical variables and inflammation-based markers on disease-free survival (DFS) were measured by(More)
Alloferons are a group of naturally occurring peptides primarily isolated from insects that are capable of stimulating mouse and human NK cell cytotoxicity toward cancer cells. In this study, we found that a modified antibacterial peptide had a broad range of action against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. A time-course experiment showed that(More)
Fluorine is reported to affect embryonic development, but the underlining mechanism is unclear. The modification of DNA methylation of the H19 and Peg3 genes is important in embryonic development. Therefore, the effect of fluorine on methylation of H19 and Peg3 during early mouse embryos was studied. It was shown that the H19 gene was significantly(More)
Pretreatment with chemotherapeutic agents could sensitize human lung adenocarcinoma cells to the lyses of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells, however, the mechanism still unclear. We hypothesized that chemotherapeutic agents could induced immunogenic modulation (IM) and calreticulin (CRT) expression and enhanced the cytokine-induced killer (CIK)(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine syndrome, resulting from the interaction of gene variants and environmental factors. PCOS is viewed as a proinflammatory state and is characterized by hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinemia, and over-weight. In China, the incidence of PCOS is higher in the Uygur population than that in the Chinese Han(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in cancer progression including gastric cancer. miR-485-5p is reported as a potential suppressor in breast cancer, but its expression, cellular function and clinic features in gastric cancer is not known. In our study, we found that miR-485-5p expression was down-regulated in gastric cancer cell lines. miR-485-5p(More)
This study is to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of Zinc (Zn) on hepatic stellate cell collagen synthesis. The proliferation and collagen synthesis ability of LX-2 cells were detected after adding Zn. The collagen synthesis related proteins of MMP-13 and TIMP1 along with TGF-β signaling pathway related proteins were detected by Western blot.(More)
The crude protein hydrolysates from aqueous extract of velvet antler (AEVA) were prepared by simulated gastrointestinal digestion (SGI, pepsin-pancreatin) using pancreatin-pepsin, alcalase and neutrase. The resulting hydrolysates were separated by sequential ultrafiltration into four fractions. The antioxidant activities of peptide fractions were evaluated(More)