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Chalcones with 2',3',4'-trimethoxy, 2',4'-dimethoxy, 4'-methoxy, 4'-ethoxy, 2',4'-dihydroxy, and 4'-hydroxy groups on ring B were synthesized and evaluated in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum (K1) in a [3H] hypoxanthine uptake assay. The other ring A was quinoline, pyridine, naphthalene, or phenyl rings with electron-donating or electron-withdrawing(More)
Perceptual learning is associated with experience-based changes in stimulus salience. Here, we use a novel procedure to show that learning a new association between a self-label and a neutral stimulus produces fast alterations in social salience measured by interference when targets associated with other people have to be selected in the presence of(More)
Transfection of chicken vinculin into highly malignant neuroendocrine tumor cells, vasostatin-transformed (vaso-transformed) Bon cells which expressed low levels of vinculin protein, reversed their malignant behavior and restored expression of tumor suppressor genes. Conversely, small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated knockout of vinculin resulted in fast(More)
ERBB4, one of four ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase family members, plays an important role in the etiology and progression of lung cancer. In this study, we found that the ERBB4 protein levels were consistently up-regulated in lung cancer tissues, whereas the mRNA levels varied randomly, suggesting that a post-transcriptional mechanism was involved in(More)
ERBB3, one of the four members of the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases, plays an important role in breast cancer etiology and progression. In the present study, we aimed to identify novel miRNAs that can potentially target ERBB3 and their biological functions. The expression levels of miR-143/145 and target mRNA were examined by relative(More)
BACKGROUND Neither HBV DNA nor HBsAg positivity at birth is an accurate marker for HBV infection of infants. No data is available for continuous changes of HBV markers in newborns to HBsAg(+) mothers. This prospective, multi-centers study aims at observing the dynamic changes of HBV markers and exploring an early diagnostic marker for mother-infant(More)
Different countries have various decision-making practices, which are formalized according to laws, rules, traditions, religious beliefs, and ethical views of different cultural backgrounds. We investigated the characteristics and factors associated with the decision-making details in terminally ill cancer patients in a tertiary cancer center in Shanghai,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cisplatin-resistance in lung cancer cells is general in clinic, hence it is significant to investigate the mechanisms of cisplatin-resistant and develop new methods of reversing drug-resistance. Recent researches showed that miRNA could regulate cell growth, apoptosis, migration and invasion even in drug therapy in cancer by its(More)