Qiang Ru

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Cyclophilin A (CyPA) is a ubiquitously distributed peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) that possesses diverse biological functions. Extracellular CyPA is a potent chemokine, which can directly induce leukocyte chemotaxis and contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammation-mediated diseases. Although it has been identified that the chemotaxis activity(More)
HAb18G/CD147, a transmembrane glycoprotein highly expressed in various types of malignant cells, mainly functions as an inducer of matrix metalloproteinases to promote tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. However, whether there are other mechanisms underlying the role of HAb18G/CD147 in tumor progression remains to be elucidated. In this study, we(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a promising and novel anticancer cytokine, specifically kills numerous tumor cells by apoptosis. However, some malignancies are resistant to TRAIL treatment in clinical trials, thus limiting its therapeutic potential. In the present study, the TRAIL-resistant murine hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
On the basis of structure analysis and computer modeling of proUK, two-chain DNA fragment encoding RGD peptide was inserted into the corresponding proUK cDNA site between Gly118-Leu119, using site-directed mutagenesis and DNA recombinant techniques. The chimeric gene was expressed in methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris expression system. The chimeric(More)
CD147 is a widely expressed transmembrane protein that mediates signal transduction, and it plays important roles in many physiological and pathological processes, such as tumor invasion and metastasis. The extracellular portion of CD147 (CD147(EC)) is responsible for its functional interactions with different signaling molecules. Due to the existence of(More)
Hollow porous NiCo2O4-nanoboxes (NCO-NBs) were synthesized with zeolitic imidazolate framework-67 (ZIF-67) nanocrystals as the template followed by a subsequent annealing treatment. The structure and morphology of the NCO-NBs were characterized using X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. When(More)
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