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The human papillomavirus (HPV) E2 protein plays an important role in transcriptional regulation of viral genes as well as in viral DNA replication. Unlike most types of HPV, the E2 protein of epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV)-associated HPVs harbors a relatively long hinged region between the terminal, conserved transactivation and DNA(More)
A classical function of C1q is to bind immune complexes and initiate complement activation producing membrane lytic complexes, opsonins and anaphylatoxins. This classical pathway of complement activation is also elicited when C1q binds some other ligands. Besides complement activation, C1q also regulates cell differentiation, adhesion, migration, activation(More)
Serine/arginine-rich proteins (SR proteins) are mainly involved in the splicing of precursor mRNA. RS domains are also found in proteins that have influence on other aspects of gene expression. Proteins that contain an RS domain are often located in the speckled domains of the nucleus. Here we show that the RS domain derived from a human papillomavirus E2(More)
Serine/arginine-rich proteins (SR proteins) are a family of nuclear factors that play important roles in both constitutive and regulated precursor mRNA splicing. The domain rich in arginine/serine (RS) repeats (RS domain) serves as both a nuclear and subnuclear localization signal. We previously identified an importin beta family protein, transportin-SR2(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of nanoscale wear particles derived from titanium/titanium alloy-based implants on integration of bone. Here we report the potential impact of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on adhesion, migration, proliferation, and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from the cellular(More)
Toxocara canis is a widespread intestinal nematode parasite of dogs, which can also cause disease in humans. We employed an expressed sequence tag (EST) strategy in order to study gene-expression including development, digestion and reproduction of T. canis. ESTs provided a rapid way to identify genes, particularly in organisms for which we have very little(More)
To investigate the influence of surface-functionalized substrates with nanostructures on the behaviors of mesenchymal stem cells, we conjugated bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) onto TiO(2) nanotubes with different diameter sizes of 30, 60, and 100 nm for in vitro study. Polydopamine was employed as the intermediate layer for the conjugation of BMP2. The(More)
To mimic the extracellular matrix of natural bone, apatite/gelatin composite was deposited onto nanostructured titanium substrates via a coprecipitation method, which was pretreated by potassium hydroxide and heat treatment to generate an anticorrosive nanostructured layer. The successful formation of the apatite/gelatin nanocomposite onto titanium surfaces(More)
To mimic the extracellular microenvironment of bone, a bioactive multilayered structure of gelatin/chitosan pair, containing bone morphogenetic protein 2(BMP2) and fibronectin (FN), was constructed onto Ti6Al4V surface via a layer-by-layer assembly technique. The successful fabrication of multilayered structure was confirmed by contact angle measurement,(More)
This paper proposes a hierarchical framework, which consists of three layers of classifiers, for automatic stress detection in English speech utterances. The top two layers are a linguistic classifier, which assigns stressed labels to all content words and unstressed labels to all functions words, and an acoustic classifier, which assigns stressed and(More)