Li-Jun Yang

Shuhong Han3
Lung-Ji Chang3
Westley H. Reeves3
3Shuhong Han
3Lung-Ji Chang
3Westley H. Reeves
2Ka-Ma Huang
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs involved in posttranscriptional regulation of protein-coding genes in various biological processes. In our preliminary miRNA microarray analysis, miR-375 was identified as the most underexpressed in human oral tumor versus controls. The purpose of the present study is to examine the function of miR-375 as a(More)
Development of small molecular kinase inhibitors has recently been the central focus in drug discovery. And type II kinase inhibitors that target inactive conformation of kinases have attracted particular attention since their potency and selectivity are thought to be easier to achieve compared with their counterpart type I inhibitors that target active(More)
Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) is one of the key multi-drug resistance proteins, which significantly influences the therapeutic effects of many drugs, particularly anti-cancer drugs. Thus, distinguishing between substrates and non-substrates of BCRP is important not only for clinical use but also for drug discovery and development. In this study, a(More)
Exercise offers short-term and long-term health benefits, including an increased metabolic rate and energy expenditure in myocardium. The newly-discovered exercise-induced myokine, irisin, stimulates conversion of white into brown adipocytes as well as increased mitochondrial biogenesis and energy expenditure. Remarkably, irisin is highly expressed in(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are important innate and adaptive immune effectors, and have a key role in antigen presentation and T-cell activation. Different lineages of DCs can be developed from hematopoietic progenitors following cytokine signaling, and the various lineages of DCs display distinct morphology, phenotype and functions. There has been limited(More)
The dynamic responses of honeycomb sandwich panels (HSPs) subjected to in-plane projectile impact were studied by means of explicit nonlinear finite element simulations using LS-DYNA. The HSPs consisted of two identical aluminum alloy face-sheets and an aluminum honeycomb core featuring three types of unit cell configurations (regular, rectangular-shaped,(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a key role in innate and adaptive immunity but the access to sufficient amount of DCs for basic and translational research has been limited.We established a novel ex vivo system to develop and expand DCs from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HPCs). Both human and mouse HPCs were expanded first in feeder culture supplemented(More)
  • Shi-Wu Li, Vijay Koya, Yi Li, William Donelan, Peng Lin, Westley H. Reeves +1 other
  • 2010
Pdx1 is a key transcription factor involved in the regulation of insulin gene expression that is expressed at high levels in the β-cells of the pancreatic islets. We asked whether Pdx1 is a target of anti-islet autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Pdx1 autoantibodies (PAA) were detected in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice using ELISA, Western blotting, and(More)
In this paper, the dielectric properties of water-dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) mixtures with different mole ratios have been investigated in the range of 1 GHz to 40 GHz at 298 K by using a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Only one dielectric loss peak was observed in the frequency range and the relaxation in these mixtures can be described by a single(More)