Shanshan Deng

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The complete gene xyn// that encodes endo-1,4-beta-xylanase secreted by Aspergillus usamii E001 was cloned and sequenced. The coding region of the gene is separated by only one intron. It encodes 184 amino acid residues of a protein with a calculated molecular weight of 19.8kDa plus a signal peptide of 27 amino acids. The amino acid sequence of the xyn//(More)
One important function of melanocytes (MCs) is to produce and transfer melanin to neighbouring keratinocytes (KCs) to protect epithelial cells from UV radiation. The mechanisms regulating the specific migration and localisation of the MC lineage remain unknown. We have found three heterozygous mutations that cause amino acid substitutions in the SASH1 gene(More)
The incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) exerts important functions in controlling glucose and energy homeostasis. Endogenous GLP-1 has a very short half-life due to DPP-IV-mediated degradation and renal clearance, which limits the therapeutic use of native GLP-1. We have shown previously that immunoglobulin fragment-fused GLP-1 (GLP-1/Fc) is a(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs or miRS) have been demonstrated to be essential for neural development. miR-125b-2, presented on human chromosome 21, is overexpressed in neurons of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) with cognitive impairments. It has been reported that miR-125b-2 promotes specific types of neuronal differentiation; however, the function of miR-125b-2 in(More)
Significant channel adjustments have occurred in the Jingjiang Reach of the Middle Yangtze River, because of the operation of the Three Gorges Project (TGP). The Jingjiang Reach is selected as the study area, covering the Upper Jingjiang Reach (UJR) and Lower Jingjiang Reach (LJR). The reach-scale bankfull channel dimensions in the study reach were(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 (Tfpi-2) is an important serine protease inhibitor in the extracellular matrix (ECM), but its precise physiological significance remains unknown. This work is part of a series of studies intended to investigate functional roles of Tfpi-2 and explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. First, we cloned and identified(More)
Recent researches indicate that mechanochemical treatment (MCT) is a promising method to degrade the environmental hazards, especially in the area of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) disposal. However, the mechanochemical dechlorination mechanism of POPs still needs to be further verified. In this mechanochemical process, hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with roughly half a million deaths per year worldwide. Among various approaches for breast cancer treatment, chemotherapy is predominantly used for patients at stages II-IV, and monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy is used for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression.(More)
TFPI-2 (tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2) has recently been recognized as a new tumour suppressor gene. Low expression of this protein in several types of cancers allows for enhanced tumour growth, invasion and metastasis. To investigate the molecular mechanism responsible for the tumour-suppressor effects of TFPI-2, we performed yeast two-hybrid analysis(More)
As an increasingly common cause of skin infections worldwide, the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) across China has not been well documented. This literature aims to study the resistance profile to commonly used antibiotics, including macrolides, fusidic acid (FA) and mupirocin, and its relationship to the genetic typing(More)