Peng Cheng Ma

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Mammalian sterile 20-like 1 (Mst1), an upstream serine/threonine-specific protein kinase of the Hippo pathway, is reported to play important roles in tumor suppression and organ size regulation in mammals via regulating cell proliferation and survival. However, whether it is involved in the pathogenesis of malignant gliomas remains poorly understood.(More)
BACKGROUND Fetuin-A is a mediator of inflammatory response that might also be involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study aims to assess whether serum fetuin-A levels are associated with the disease activity in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS A total of 139 patients with CD, 114(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has been recently reported to play an important role in the rewarding effects of addictive drugs. The regional NO signaling in the brain, however, is not completely clear. Here, we studied the effects of insular NO signaling on the expression of morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP). Insular microinjection of the NO(More)
Drosophila lethal (2) giant larvae (lgl) has been reported as a tumor suppressor and could regulate the Drosophila hippo signaling. Human giant larvae-1(Hugl-1), one human homologue of Drosophila lgl, also has been reported to be involved in the development of some human cancers. However, whether Hugl-1 is associated with the pathogenesis of malignant(More)
SUMMARY Epoxy-based carbon fibre reinforced composites (CFRPs), with and without carbon nanotubes (CNTs), were prepared through a solventless prepegging process; studies were conducted to optimise the material and process parameters and evaluate the curing behaviour. The CNT-CFRP hybrid composites with 0.5wt% CNTs exhibited significant improvements in(More)
Dietary fructose is considered a risk factor for metabolic disorders, such as fatty liver disease. However, the mechanism underlying the effects of fructose is not well characterized. We investigated the hepatic expression of key regulatory genes related to lipid metabolism following fructose feeding under well-defined conditions. Rats were fed standard(More)
Context In clinical practice, the promotion of neuron survival is necessary to recover neurological functions after the onset of stroke. Objective This study aimed to investigate the post-ischaemic neuroprotective effect of SMND-309, a novel metabolite of salvianolic acid, on differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. Materials and methods SH-SY5Y cells were(More)
In content-based image retrieval, the method based on salient points detection is one of the most active research areas for it can represent the local properties of the image. This paper proposes an improved salient points detector based on wavelet transform which can extract salient points more exactly. Then, an annular segmentation algorithm based on(More)
A simple chemo-mechanical method is proposed for in-situ amino functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Ball milling in the presence of ammonium bicarbonate (NH4HCO3) allowed introduction of functional groups like amine, amide on the surface of CNTs. The milled CNTs were characterized extensively using a particle size analyzer, a transmission(More)