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The immunogenicity of adenovirus (Ad) vectors is enhanced by virus-specific memory immune responses present in most individuals as a result of past exposure to these ubiquitous pathogens. We previously identified the first human T-cell epitope from the major capsid protein hexon, H910-924, and found that it is highly conserved among different Ad serotypes.(More)
Low folate status is well recognized as one of the metabolic stressors for colorectal cancer carcinogenesis, but its role in colon cancer invasion remains unknown. Activation of the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signal in interaction with the transcription nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway is crucial for cancer aggressiveness. The aims of this study were to(More)
AAA domain-containing 3A (ATAD3A) is a member of the AAA-ATPase family. Three forms of ATAD3 have been identified: ATAD3A, ATAD3B and ATAD3C. In this study, we examined the type and expression of ATAD3 in lung adenocarcinoma (LADC). Expression of ATAD3A was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and(More)
In this study, the sequence similarity, structure, ferroxidase activity and efficacy in antagonizing oxidative stress of three Dps-like proteins, Dps1, Dps2 and Dps3, encoded by Bacillus cereus were comparatively analyzed. The three Dps-like proteins are homologous to other bacterial Dps proteins that exhibit ferroxidase activity. Both Dps1 and Dps2 have a(More)
The chemical stability and electrical properties of gallium nitride make it a promising material for the development of biocompatible electronics, a range of devices including biosensors as well as interfaces for probing and controlling cellular growth and signaling. To improve the interface formed between the probe material and the cell or biosystem,(More)
Our earlier studies had demonstrated that inhibition of DNA methylation following carcinogen treatment potentiated initiation of the carcinogenic process in the rat liver system. The hepatic nodules developed by initiation-promotion protocols showed a characteristic hypomethylation in the cell-cycle-related genes c-fos, c-myc and c-Ha-ras. In the present(More)
Coral reefs constitute the most biologically productive and diverse ecosystem, and provide various goods and services including those related to fisheries, marine tourism, coastal protection, and medicine. However, they are sensitive to climate change and rising temperatures. Taiwan is located in the central part of the world's distribution of coral reefs(More)
The mechanistic role of colonic low folate metabolic stress (LFMS) in colorectal cancer (CRC) malignancy development remains unknown. Folate analysis on the 99 paired human CRC tissues localized LFMS to the deep invasive T3/T4 staged tumours with hypo-methylated sonic hedgehog (Shh) promoter region and amplified expressions of Shh ligand and Gli1 effector,(More)
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