Shao-jun Chen

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been investigated as a new class of regulators of cellular processes, such as cell growth, apoptosis, and carcinogenesis. LncRNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) has recently been identified to be involved in tumorigenesis of several cancers such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and(More)
BACKGROUND Some microRNAs (miRNAs) are abnormally expressed in cancer and contribute to tumorigenesis. In the present study, we investigated the role of miR-506 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). METHODS miR-506 expression was detected in renal cancer cell lines 786-O, ACHN, Caki-1, and Caki-2 and ccRCC specimens by quantitative real-time-PCR. We(More)
Tanshinone IIA is a pharmacologically active ingredient extracted from Danshen, a Chinese traditional medicine. Its molecular mechanisms are still unclear. The present study utilized computational approaches to uncover the potential targets of this compound. In this research, PharmMapper server was used as the inverse docking tool and the results were(More)
OBJECTIVES We previously found niacin receptor GPR109A was expressed in murine islet beta-cells, and signaling through GPR109A inhibited glucose stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). However, the expression of GPR109A in human islets and its functional relevance is still not known. METHODS The expression of GPR109A was examined by antibody staining and in(More)
In this paper, we investigate the parallel training strategy and propose a parallel Support Vector Regression Machine algorithm that integrates model segmentation and data space decomposition. The major aim is to explore the new data space decomposition scheme that can solve computation intensive problem about the long time training based on SVR's(More)
Cerebral edema is a potentially life-threatening illness, but knowledge of its underlying mechanisms is limited. Here we report that hypobaric hypoxia induces rat cerebral edema and neuronal apoptosis and increases the expression of corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF), CRF receptor type 1 (CRFR1), aquaporin-4 (AQP4), and endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the cortex.(More)
OBJECTIVE MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) play critical roles in the fibrotic process in different organs. We summarized the latest research progress on the roles and mechanisms of miRNAs in the regulation of the molecular signaling pathways involved in fibrosis. DATA SOURCES Papers published in English from January 2010 to August 2015 were selected from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study potential targets of Danshensu via dual inverse docking. METHOD PharmMapper and idTarget servers were used as tools, and the results were checked with the molecular docking program autodock vina in PyRx 0.8. RESULT The disease-related target HRas was rated top, with a pharmacophore model matching well the molecular features of(More)
Capsaicin, the component responsible for the pungency of chili peppers, shows beneficial effects in many diseases, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, the potential targets of capsaicin were predicted using PharmMapper and confirmed via chemical-protein interactome (CPI) and molecular docking. Carbonic anhydrase 2 was(More)
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