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We aimed to study the post-translational regulation of CD151 by the microRNA miR-152. CD151 is highly expressed in gastric cancer (GC) and has been shown to accelerate GC by enhancing invasion and metastasis; however, its regulation is still unclear. Our results showed decreased expression of miR-152 in GC tissue samples and cell lines. In addition, miR-152(More)
We demonstrate the design and fabrication of a novel flexible nanoarchitecture by facile coating ultrathin (several nanometers thick) films of MnO2 to highly electrical conductive Zn2SnO4 (ZTO) nanowires grown radially on carbon microfibers (CMFs) to achieve high specific capacitance, high-energy density, high-power density, and long-term life for(More)
A simple chemical activation route is developed to convert insulating cotton T-shirt textiles into highly conductive and flexible activated carbon textiles (ACTs) for energy-storage applications. Such conversion gives these ACTs an ideal electrical double-layer capacitive behavior. The constructed asymmetric supercapacitors based on the ACTs and MnO(2)/ACT(More)
Muskrat is a seasonal breeder, males of which secret musk from paired perineal scented glands found beneath the skin at the ventral base of the tail for attracting female during the breeding season. The aim of this study was to investigate the seasonal changes of expression of androgen receptor (AR) in the scented gland of muskrat during the breeding and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of nerve growth factor (NGF) and its receptors tyrosine kinase A (TrkA) and p75 in the ovaries of the wild ground squirrels during the breeding and nonbreeding seasons. In the breeding period, NGF, TrkA and p75 were immunolocalized in granulosa cells, thecal cells, interstitial cells and luteal cells(More)
Topological insulators, a new quantum state of matter, create exciting opportunities for studying topological quantum physics and for exploring spintronic applications due to their gapless helical metallic surface states. Here, we report the observation of weak anti-localization and quantum oscillations originated from surface states in Bi₂Se₂Te crystals.(More)
Revelation of emerging exotic states of topological insulators (TIs) for future quantum computing applications relies on breaking time-reversal symmetry and opening a surface energy gap. Here, we report on the transport response of Bi2Te3 TI thin films in the presence of varying Cr dopants. By tracking the magnetoconductance (MC) in a low doping regime we(More)
Single crystalline Ca(2)B(2)O(5).H(2)O (CBOH) nanobelts were synthesized for the first time using a facile catalyst-free hydrothermal method at low temperature. After being annealed at 400 degrees C for 10 h, the CBOH nanobelts transformed into curve-shaped Ca(2)B(2)O(5)(CBO) nanogrooves with ordered stacking fault arrays along the [110] direction. The(More)
We report a remarkable phenomenon that electron beam irradiation (EBI) significantly enhances the Young's modulus of zinc tin oxide (ZTO) nanowires (NWs), up to a 40% increase compared with the pristine NWs. In situ uniaxial buckling tests on individual NWs were conducted using a nanomanipulator inside a scanning electron microscope. We propose that EBI(More)
Increasing atmospheric levels of CO2, in large part due to anthropogenic combustion of energy yielding hydrocarbons, portends significant if not catastrophic weather related events. One strategy to stabilize atmospheric CO2 levels is to capture the post-combustion product for disposal or, preferably, commercial use. The latter case, in particular, requires(More)