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phenotypes of steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis. The protein and mRNA levels of liver periostin in mice fed the MCD diet for 8 weeks were also significantly upregulated (data not shown). These data suggest that periostin may be involved in the development of MCD diet-induced NASH. To determine whether periostin deficiency abrogates the progression of(More)
MicroRNAs are a class of small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally either by inhibiting protein translation or by causing the degradation of target mRNAs. Current evidence indicates that miR-33b is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism, cholesterol homeostasis, glucose metabolism and several human diseases; however,(More)
A series of novel thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidine derivatives possessing diaryl semicarbazone scaffolds were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity. Most compounds displayed good to excellent potency against four tested cancer cell lines as compared with GDC-0941 and sorafenib. In this study, a promising compound 36 (PI3Kα IC50 = 0.027(More)
Periostin is a crucial extracellular remodeling factor in the inflammatory and tumor microenvironments, but its function in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease remains unclear. Lu et al. (2014) now demonstrate that periostin is a critical player in the regulation of hepatic triglyceride homeostasis and the development of obesity-induced hepatosteatosis.
A novel series of potent and efficacious factor Xa inhibitors which possesses pyrrole/indole/thiazole moieties as S4 binding element was identified. Compound 7b showed strong human factor Xa inhibitory activity (IC50 = 2.01 nM) and anticoagulant activities in both human (PTCT2 = 0.15 μM, APPTCT2 = 0.30 μM) and rabbit plasma (PTCT2 = 0.46 μM, APPTCT2 = 0.75(More)
Herein, we report a novel series of diaryl urea derivatives bearing a triazole moiety, from which potent antitumor agents have been identified. With a modified triazole, most compounds showed high level activity in both cellular and enzymatic assays, accompanied with a suitable ClogD7.4 value. The most active compound, 13i, effectively suppressed(More)
Wheat heading date is an important agronomic trait determining maturation time and yield. A set of common wheat (Triticum aestivum var. Chinese Spring; CS)-wild emmer (T. turgidum L. subsp. dicoccoides (TDIC)) chromosome arm substitution lines (CASLs) was used to identify and allocate QTLs conferring late or early spike emergence by examining heading date.(More)
Periostin (Postn) is a crucial extracellular remodeling factor that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer. However, the role of Postn in liver regeneration remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that Postn mRNA and protein levels are significantly upregulated in the mice(More)
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