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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)
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)
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)
Shewanella sp. HN-41 was exploited for selenium nanoparticles synthesis from aqueous selenite compounds under anaerobic conditions. Various reaction conditions, including reaction time, initial biomass, and initial selenite concentration, were systematically investigated to determine their effects on particle size distribution and formation rate. The(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)
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)
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)
SnO(2) nanotubes with controlled diameter and length were synthesized using an electrochemical method at room temperature. The length and wall thickness of the nanotubes increased monotonically with the deposition time and the diameter of the nanotubes was altered by varying the pore size of the scaffolds. Post-annealing at 400 degrees C in dry air(More)
A series of mesostructured Cu-SiO2 composites have been synthesized with sodium metasilicate (Na2SiO3) and cuprammonia nitrate (Cu(NH3)4(NO3)2) respectively used as Si and Cu sources. The synthetic procedures were conducted at room temperature, and cetyltrimethylammonia bromide was used as a template. Under our experimental conditions, ordered mesoporous(More)