Linhua Jin

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BACKGROUND Electrospinning is a simple and effective method for fabricating micro- and nanofiber matrices. Electrospun fibre matrices have numerous advantages for use as tissue engineering scaffolds, such as high surface area-to-volume ratio, mass production capability and structural similarity to the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). Therefore,(More)
Hypoxia and interactions with bone marrow (BM) stromal cells have emerged as essential components of the leukemic BM microenvironment in promoting leukemia cell survival and chemoresistance. High levels of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) produced by BM stromal cells in the BM niche regulate cell proliferation, survival, and apoptosis, depending on(More)
Both phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin signaling and antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family members are critical for survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells. Here, we demonstrate the antileukemic effects of simultaneous inhibition of PI3K by the selective class I PI3K inhibitor GDC-0941 and of Bcl-2 family members by the BH3(More)
BACKGROUND Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma with poor prognosis, requiring novel anticancer strategies. METHODS Mantle cell lymphoma cell lines with known p53 status were treated with GUT-70, a tricyclic coumarin derived from Calophyllum brasiliense, and the biological and biochemical consequences of GUT-70 were studied. (More)
In the title mol-ecule, C14H13NO2, the dihedral angle between the planes of the benzene rings is 65.18 (4)°. The central amide group has about the same degree of twist with respect to both ring planes, as indicated by the dihedral angles of 34.70 (8) and 30.62 (8)° between its plane and that of the phenyl and 4-meth-oxy-benzene rings, respectively. The C(More)
BACKGROUND M13 bacteriophages can be readily fabricated as nanofibers due to non-toxic bacterial virus with a nanofiber-like shape. In the present study, we prepared hybrid nanofiber matrices composed of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid, PLGA) and M13 bacteriophages which were genetically modified to display the RGD peptide on their surface (RGD-M13 phage). (More)
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