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Transcription factors (TFs) are important regulating factors that can mediate many life processes. However, no TF genes have previously been reported in Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng), with the exception of a few expressed sequence tags. In this study, 753 unigenes (unique sequences) have been annotated in the plant transcription factor database(More)
Ganoderma lucidum is a widely used medicinal macrofungus in traditional Chinese medicine that creates a diverse set of bioactive compounds. Here we report its 43.3-Mb genome, encoding 16,113 predicted genes, obtained using next-generation sequencing and optical mapping approaches. The sequence analysis reveals an impressive array of genes encoding(More)
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Stimuli-responsive materials, enabling drugs to be released in the acidic tumor and intracellular microenvironments, draw an increasing attention in chemotherapy. Here novel pH-sensitive biodegradable micelles are fabricated using a one-step, one-medium process without organic solvent for efficient loading and rapid intracellular release of hydrophobic(More)
DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) are essential for maintenance of aberrant methylation in cancer cells and play important roles in the development of cancers. Unregulated activation of PI3K/Akt pathway is a prominent feature of many human cancers including human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In present study, we found that DNMT3B mRNA and protein levels(More)
We show that microRNA-427 (miR-427) mediates the rapid deadenylation of maternal mRNAs after the midblastula transition (MBT) of Xenopus laevis embryogenesis. By MBT, the stage when the embryonic cell cycle is remodeled and zygotic transcription of mRNAs is initiated, each embryo has accumulated approximately 10(9) molecules of miR-427 processed from(More)
Cancer cells in hypoxia usually make adaptive changes in cellular metabolism, such as altered autophagy. This might be a cause of enhanced radioresistance in some types of cancer. In this study, we investigated hypoxia-responsive miRNAs in two prostate cancer cell lines (DU145 and PC3). This study firstly reported that hypoxia induces further downregulation(More)
N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-V (GnT-V) has been reported to be closely associated with tumor migration, but the mechanism has been not currently clear. In this study we found that GnT-V activated EGFR signaling and promoted cell migration through receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase kappa (RPTPkappa). The overexpression of GnT-V gene in human hepatoma(More)
To investigate the significance of p63 expression in uterine cervical and endometrial cancers. ΔNp63 protein expression was studied in a variety of 127 cases of uterine cervical lesions (20 non-neoplastic cervices, 43 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN], 54 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), 40 adenocarcinomas, and 13 other histologic types) and 30(More)