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Expansins are cell wall proteins that promote cell wall loosening by inducing pH-dependent cell wall extension and stress relaxation. Expansins are required in a series of physiological developmental processes in higher plants such as seed germination. Here we identified an Arabidopsis expansin gene AtEXPA2 that is exclusively expressed in germinating seeds(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the molecular structural relationship between cell adhesive molecule CD44 and Lewis y antigen, and determine the effects of Lewis y antigen on CD44-mediated adhesion and spreading of ovarian cancer cell line RMG-I and the Lewis y antigen-overexpressed cell line RMG-I-H. METHODS The expression of CD44 in RMG-I and(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure Lewis y antigen and CD44 antigen expression in epithelial ovarian carcinoma and to correlate the levels of these antigens with clinical response to chemotherapy. METHODS The study cases included 34 cases of ovarian carcinoma with resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, 6 partially drug-sensitive cases, and 52 drug-sensitive cases (92(More)
Intronic microRNA (miRNAs) suppressed the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene in endothelial cells (ECs). This study was to investigate the role of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in the regulation of eNOS expression and vascular EC proliferation by the intronic 27-nucleotide (nt) miRNA derived from the(More)
Lewis (y) antigen, a difucosylated oligosaccharide, has been shown to be associated with malignant properties of ovarian carcinomas. In this study, we have investigated the potential role of Lewis (y) antigen, which was stably transfected into ovarian cancer RMG-1 cells, on carboplatin-induced apoptosis. Overexpression of Lewis (y) antigen effectively(More)
Protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) plays an important role in the regulation of glycogen synthesis by insulin. Protein targeting to glycogen (PTG) enhances glycogen accumulation by increasing PP1 activity against glycogen-metabolizing enzymes. However, the specificity of PTG's effects on cellular dephosphorylation and glucose metabolism is unclear. Overexpression(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the expression and clinical significances of Lewis y antigen and integrin αv, β3 in epithelial ovarian tumors, and to explore the expression correlation between Lewis y antigen and integrin αv, β3. METHODS Immunohistochemical staining was performed in 95 cases of epithelial ovarian cancer, 37 cases of borderline tumors, 20 cases of(More)
Lewis (y) antigen is a difucosylated oligosaccharide present on the plasma membrane, and its overexpression is frequently found in human cancers and has been shown to be associated with poor prognosis. Our previous studies have shown that Lewis (y) antigen plays a positive role in the process of invasion and metastasis of ovarian cancer cells. However, the(More)
This study is to investigate the expression of miR-21 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells, and the effect of miR-21 in the biological behavior and expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) in NPC cells. Paired NPC and adjacent non-tumor tissues were obtained from 53 patients who underwent primary surgical resection of NPC tissues. Luciferase reporter assay(More)
Based on uncertainty theory, multiproduct aggregate production planning model is presented, where the market demand, production cost, subcontracting cost, etc., are all characterized as uncertain variables. The objective is to maximize the belief degree of obtaining the profit more than the predetermined profit over the whole planning horizon. When these(More)