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The genome sequence of the genetically tractable, mesophilic, hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis contains 1,722 protein-coding genes in a single circular chromosome of 1,661,137 bp. Of the protein-coding genes (open reading frames [ORFs]), 44% were assigned a function, 48% were conserved but had unknown or uncertain functions, and 7.5%(More)
Ghrelin is a novel brain-gut peptide and the endogenous ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor 1a (GHSR-1a). Evidences have been shown that ghrelin inhibited cell apoptosis in cardiocytes, endotheliocytes, osteoblasts, and so on. Recently, it was reported that ghrelin inhibited neuronal apoptosis of hypothalamus and hippocampus. However, little is(More)
Continuous culture of P. aeruginosa was conducted with nitrate-containing media under the dilution rates (D) of 0.026, 0.06, and 0.13/h and the dissolved oxygen concentrations (DO) of 0-2.2 mg/L. The bacterium performed simultaneous O(2) and nitrate respiration in all of the systems studied. For each D, the (apparent) cell yield from glucose (Y(X/S)) was(More)
Disturbing mitotic progression via targeted anti-mitotic therapy is an attractive strategy for cancer treatment. Therefore, the exploration and elucidation of molecular targets and pathways in mitosis are critical for the development of anti-mitotic drugs. Here, we show that cell division cycle 5-like (Cdc5L), a pre-mRNA splicing factor, is a regulator of(More)
OBJECTIVES Currently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) is regarded as a safe and effective surgical approach for lesions in the body and tail of the pancreas. This review compares outcomes of the laparoscopic technique with those of open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) and assesses the efficacy, safety and feasibility of each type of procedure. (More)
Vanadium compounds have been regarded as promising in therapeutic treatment of diabetes and in cancer prevention. In the present work, we studied the effects of vanadium compounds on mitochondria to investigate the mechanisms of toxicity. Mitochondria were isolated from rat liver and incubated with a variety of vanadium compounds, i.e. VOSO(4), NaVO(3), and(More)
To target tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) to tumor cells, recombinant DNA techniques were used to construct and express the fused gene VKLVH-TNF-alpha, which encodes the secreted form of single-chain fusion protein sFV/TNF-alpha in Escherichia coli. sFV/TNF-alpha was secreted into the culture medium and purified by affinity chromatography. The(More)
  • P Liu, H Liang, +5 authors Z Tu
  • Clinical & translational oncology : official…
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE Resveratrol is an edible polyphenolic phytoalexin present in different plant species and plays important role in inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells. In this paper, the mechanism of resveratrol on PANC-1, CFPAC-1 and MIA Paca-2 cells apoptosis was examined. METHODS We first evaluated the effect of(More)
CUEDC2, a CUE-domain-containing protein, modulates inflammation, but its involvement in tumorigenesis is still poorly understood. Here, we report that CUEDC2 is a key regulator of macrophage function and critical for protection against colitis-associated tumorigenesis. CUEDC2 expression is dramatically upregulated during macrophage differentiation, and(More)
Aneuploidy and chromosomal instability are major characteristics of human cancer. These abnormalities can result from defects in the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), which is a surveillance mechanism for accurate chromosome segregation through restraint of the activity of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C). Here, we show that a(More)