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BACKGROUND Neuron loss, glial activation and vascular degeneration are common sequelae of ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in ocular diseases. The present study was conducted to explore the ability of curcumin to inhibit retinal I/R injury, and to investigate underlying mechanisms of the drug effects. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Different dosages of(More)
Serine protease inhibitors (serpins) represent an expanding superfamily of endogenous inhibitors that regulate proteolytic events and involve in a variety of physiological processes. A serine protease inhibitor, namely Esserpin, was identified from Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis based on expressed sequence tag (EST) analysis. The full-length cDNA of(More)
C-type lectins are a large family of Ca²⁺-dependent carbohydrate binding proteins which play crucial roles to recognize and eliminate pathogens in innate immunity. In the present study, a novel C-type lectin was identified from Eriocheir sinensis (designated as EsCTL). The full-length cDNA of EsCTL was of 789 bp with an open reading frame of 468 bp encoding(More)
The C1q domain containing (C1qDC) proteins refer to a family of proteins containing the versatile charge pattern recognition globular C1q domain in the C-terminus, which could bind various ligands including PAMPs and trigger a serial of immune response. In this study, a novel C1qDC protein was identified from Argopecten irradians (designated as AiC1qDC-2).(More)
The complex interactions among host, pathogen and environment are believed to be the main causes for the mass mortality of cultured scallops during summer period. In the present study, the temporal variations of immune and energy parameters of Chlamys farreri under Vibrio anguillarum challenge, higher temperature (29°C) exposure as well as their combined(More)
The globular C1q-domain-containing (C1qDC) proteins are a family of versatile pattern recognition receptors via their globular C1q (gC1q) domain to bind various ligands including several PAMPs on pathogens. In this study, a new gC1q-domain-containing protein (AiC1qDC-1) gene was cloned from Argopecten irradians by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE)(More)
PURPOSE Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been demonstrated to contribute to neurodegeneration in multiple ocular diseases. However, whether ER stress can induce vascular degeneration in the retina remains unknown. We investigated the possible role of ER stress in retinal vascular degeneration in vivo, and the effects of resveratrol on tunicamycin and(More)
Persulfate (PS) oxidative degradation of azo dye acid orange 7 (AO7) in an aqueous solution was studied in the presence of suspended granular activated carbon (GAC) at ambient temperature (e.g., 25°C). It was observed that there existed a remarkable synergistic effect in the GAC/PS combined system. Higher PS concentration and GAC dosage resulted in higher(More)
Outlier detection has received significant attention in many applications, such as detecting credit card fraud or network intrusions. Distance-based outlier detection is an important data mining technique that finds abnormal data objects according to some distance function. However, when this technique is applied to datasets whose density distribution is(More)
A C-type lectin (CfLec-3) from Chlamys farreri with three carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs) was selected to dissect the possible mechanisms of PAMP binding and functional differentiation of invertebrate lectins. CfLec-3 distributed broadly, and its mRNA expression in hemocytes increased significantly after stimulations with LPS, PGN or β-glucan, but(More)