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The WTH3 gene's biological characteristics and relationship to multidrug resistance (MDR) were investigated further. Results showed that WTH3 was mainly located in the cytosol and capable of binding to GTP. In addition, WTH3's promoter function was significantly attenuated in MDR (MFC7/AdrR) relative to non-MDR (MCF7/WT) cells. Advanced analyses indicated(More)
Mice carrying mutant amyloid-β precursor protein and presenilin-1 genes (APP/PS1 double transgenic mice) have frequently been used in studies of Alzheimer's disease; however, such studies have focused mainly on hippocampal and cortical changes. The severity of Alzheimer's disease is known to correlate with the amount of amyloid-β protein deposition and the(More)
We prepared two types of cholesterol hydrophobically modified pullulan nanoparticles (CHP) and carboxyethyl hydrophobically modified pullulan nanoparticles (CHCP) substituted with Dynamic laser light scattering (DLS) showed that the pullulan nanoparticles were 80–120 nm depending on the degree of cholesterol substitution. The mean size of CHCP nanoparticles(More)
A stainless steel grid baked by a propane±air premixed ¯ame had iron, chromium and nickel oxide deposits on the grid surface. With this grid, entangled and curved shape multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were harvested from an ethylene±air di€usion ¯ame with yield rate of 3 mg/min. Nitrogen addition to the ¯ame was found to straighten the entangled tubes(More)
An ethylene-air laminar diffusion flame successfully provided silicon substrates of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template with vertically oriented well-aligned carbon nanotubes. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that open-tipped carbon nanotubes consisting of tube elements with the same length and diameter uniformly coated the(More)
Aligned, open-tipped carbon nanotube arrays of high density and uniformity were synthesized via a flame method on silicon substrates using a nanoporous template of anodized aluminum oxide from which the nanotubes were grown. The diameter and length of the nanotubes are controlled by the geometry of the aluminum oxide template. These results show the(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a leading cause of mine fire fatalities in underground mines. To reduce the hazard of CO poisoning in underground mines, it is important to accurately predict the spread of CO in underground mine entries when a fire occurs. This paper presents a study on modeling CO spread in underground mine fires using both the Fire(More)
To search for nano-drug preparations with high efficiency in tumor treatment, we evaluated the drug-loading capacity and cell-uptake toxicity of three kinds of nanoparticles (NPs). Pullulan was grafted with ethylenediamine and hydrophobic groups to form hydrophobic cholesterol-modified amino-pullulan (CHAP) conjugates. Fourier transform infrared(More)
Picea crassifolia Komarov (Qinghai spruce) is an endemic tree species in China and is widespread in the Qilian Mountains, in northwestern China. High temporal resolution changes of Qinghai spruce tree stem growth remain poorly investigated and the relationships between the species growth and climate are still not completely understood. In this study, we(More)
Necroptosis has an important role in ischemia-reperfusion damage. The expression of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is upregulated in neurons following ischemia-reperfusion, however, whether HDAC6 is closely involved in the necroptosis, which occurs during ischemia-reperfusion damage remains to be elucidated. In the present study, the roles of HDAC6 in the(More)