Meizhu Zheng

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ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes regulate nucleosome organizations. In Drosophila, gene Brm encodes the core Brahma complex, the ATPase subunit of SWI/SNF class of chromatin remodelers. Its role in modulating the nucleosome landscape in vivo is unclear. In this study, we knocked down Brm in Drosophila third instar larvae to explore the changes(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Apocynum venetum L. (Apocynaceae), a traditional medicinal plant, has been used for the improvement of emotions in Asian countries. AIM OF THE STUDY We explored the antidepressant-like effect and monoaminergic mechanism of a flavonoids extract from Apocynum venetum leaves (AV-extract). MATERIALS AND METHODS Effect of(More)
Previous phylogenetic analyses have led to incongruent evolutionary relationships between tree shrews and other suborders of Euarchontoglires. What caused the incongruence remains elusive. In this study, we identified 6845 orthologous genes between seventeen placental mammals. Tree shrews and Primates were monophyletic in the phylogenetic trees derived from(More)
BACKGROUND Although sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can accurately predict the status of axillary lymph node (ALN) metastasis, the high false-negative rate (FNR) of SLNB is still the main obstacle for the treatment of patients who receive SLNB instead of ALN dissection (ALND). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of SLNB(More)
The high-speed wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM-HS) machine has been more and more favoured by customers for the low manufacturing cost, the degree of automation and the advantages over the WEDM-LS in price performance ratio. However, the processing quality (the precision of form and position and the surface quality) of WEDM-HS is poorer than that(More)
Drug resistance remains a significant challenge in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Recent studies have demonstrated that this drug resistance is associated with a group of cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are believed to determine the sensitivity of tumor cells to cancer treatment. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small,(More)
In the present study, we investigated the protective mechanism of paeoniflorin (PF), a monoterpene glycoside extracted from Radix Paeoniae alba roots, on MPP+-induced neurotoxicity in cultured rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12). Our work included examination of cell viability assessment, amounts of released lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), intracellular Ca2+(More)
OBJECTIVE The axillary reverse mapping (ARM) technique has recently been developed to prevent lymphedema by preserving the arm lymphatic drainage during sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) procedures. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the feasibility and oncological safety of(More)
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that may also function as oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, as the abnormal expression of microRNAs is associated with various human tumors. MicroRNA-145 (miR-145) inhibits growth and increases chemo- or radiosensitivity in various cancers. However, the role of miR-145 in breast cancer progression remains unknown. In(More)
This study explored the effects of reactive nitrogen metabolites (RNMS) on natural-killer- (NK-) cell-mediated killing of K562 cells and the influence of RNM scavengers, such as tiopronin (TIP), glutamylcysteinylglycine (GSH), and histamine dihydrochloride (DHT), on reversing the suppressing effect of RNM. We administered exogenous and endogenous RNM in the(More)
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