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Cul3, a Cullin family scaffold protein, is thought to mediate the assembly of a large number of SCF (Skp1-Cullin1-F-box protein)-like ubiquitin ligase complexes through BTB domain substrate-recruiting adaptors. Cul3 controls early embryonic development in several genetic models through mechanisms not understood. Very few functional substrate/adaptor pairs(More)
Relations between hyperlipidemia and chronic pancreatitis remain unclear. Microcirculatory disturbances and oxidative stress are involved in pathogeneses of a high numbers of diseases. The objective of this study was to induce hyperlipidemia in rats by long-term high-fat diet intake, then investigate the biochemical, microcirculatory, and histological(More)
Polyamidoamine dendrimer (PAMAM-D) is a new gene vector developed in recent years. In this study, we successfully prepared G4PAMAM and detected its unique structure by NMR, FITR and TEM. We revealed that G4PAMAM could bind to human erythrocytes and BSA through electrostatic interaction respectively, and caused haemolysis and reduced bioavailability.(More)
By optimizing extraction, separation and analytical conditions, a reliable and accurate high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method coupled with photodiode array detector (DAD) at room temperature is developed for simultaneous determination of three diarylheptanoids (juglanin A, juglanin B, rhoiptelol) and an alpha-tetralone derivative (regiolone)(More)
Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) plays an important role in antiviral responses through recognizing viral double-stranded RNA produced during viral infection and mediating induction of type I IFN. TRIF is a Toll/IL-1 receptor (TIR) domain-containing adaptor protein that is associated with TLR3 and critically involved in TLR3-mediated signaling. In yeast(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that can pose a serious threat to human health by causing toxoplasmosis. There are no drugs that target the chronic cyst stage of this infection; therefore, development of an effective vaccine would be an important advance. Aspartic proteases play essential roles in the T. gondii lifecycle. The(More)
A fast capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) method for the simultaneous determination of four cyclic diarylheptanoids (rhoiptelol, RH; juglanin A, JA; juglanin B, JB; juglanin C, JC) and an alpha-tetralone derivative (sclerone, SC) in the extract of the green walnut husks (Juglans regia L.) was developed. The optimized buffer was composed of 25 mM sodium(More)
A rapid equilibrium dialysis (RED) assay followed by a solid phase extraction (SPE) high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) assay for the quantitative determination of unbound vismodegib in human plasma was developed and validated. The equilibrium dialysis was carried out using 0.3 mL plasma samples in the single-use plate(More)
Human urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is the fourth most common cancer and the eighth most common cause of cancer death in the USA. High mobility group box 3 (HMGB3), a member of a family of proteins containing one or more high mobility group DNA binding motifs, was reported to be overexpressed in a variety of human cancers. However, the expression and role of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS High-fat diets contribute to pancreatic fibrogenesis, but the pathogenesis remains unclear. This study investigated the role of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in high-fat diet-induced pancreatic fibrosis in rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats were fed a high-fat diet or standard normal chow for 20 weeks. Pancreatic fibrosis was determined by(More)