Shaomin Wang

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The plant gaseous hormone ethylene regulates many aspects of plant growth, development and responses to the environment. ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3 (EIN3) is a transcription factor involved in the ethylene signal transduction pathway in Arabidopsis. To gain a better understanding of the ethylene signal transduction pathway in rice, six EIN3-like genes(More)
Alterations in microRNA (miRNA) expression have been found to be involved in tumor growth and response to chemotherapy. However, the possible role of miR-31 in cisplatin (DDP) resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. In this study, we identified a DDP-sensitive and a DDP-resistant cell line from four candidate human NSCLC cell(More)
Transformation with the Arabidopsis bHLH gene 35S:GLABRA3 (GL3) produced novel B. napus plants with an extremely dense coverage of trichomes on seedling tissues (stems and young leaves). In contrast, trichomes were strongly induced in seedling stems and moderately induced in leaves of a hairy, purple phenotype transformed with a 2.2 kb allele of the maize(More)
Understanding the molecular mechanism by which epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT)-mediated cancer metastasis and how microRNA (miRNA) regulates lung cancer progression via Twist1-activated EMT may provide potential therapeutic targets for cancer therapy. Here we found that miR-33a, an intronic miRNA located within the sterol regulatory element-binding(More)
Glycosylation is a posttranslational modification occurring in many secreted and membrane-associated proteins in eukaryotes. It plays important roles in both physiological and pathological processes. Most of these protein modifications depend on UDP-N-acetylglucosamine. In this study, a T-DNA insertional rice (Oryza sativa) mutant exhibiting a(More)
Oral tolerance mediated by autoantigens has been applied successfully as a potential therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating autoimmune diseases. We previously showed cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) is an efficient mucosal carrier molecule for induction of systemic T cell tolerance to linked insulin antigens. In this study, we used an oral antigen(More)
Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors and is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. However, drug resistance induced by chemotherapeutants to lung cancer cells is the primary issue during the chemotherapy of lung cancer. Many mechanisms such as the changes of drug metabolism related genes and signal pathways are involved in(More)
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a large class of RNAs that, unlike linear RNAs, form covalently closed continuous loops and have recently shown huge capabilities as gene regulators in mammals. These circRNAs mainly arise from exons or introns, and are differentially generated by back splicing or lariat introns. Interestingly, they are found to be enormously(More)
Induction of specific immunological unresponsiveness by oral autoantigens such as glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65) is termed oral tolerance and may be a potential therapy for autoimmune diabetes. However, the requirement for large amounts of protein will limit clinical testing of autoantigens, which are difficult to produce. Mucosal adjuvants such as(More)
The mechanism of interactions between a flavonoid glycoside (linarin) and 6 flavonoids with various hydroxyl and methoxyl substituents (luteolin, apigenin, acacetin, tricin, 5,3',4'-trihydroxy-6,7-dimethoxyflavone, and 5,7,4'-trihydroxy-6,3',5'-trimethoxyflavone) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated by multi-spectroscopy, molecular docking, and(More)