Shuang Cheng

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Human CD74 induces a signalling cascade that results in the activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB); however, porcine CD74 has not been widely studied. In this study, we show that porcine CD74 is mainly expressed in cells of the macrophage lineage and can be induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), polyinosinic acid-polycytidylic acid [Poly(I:C)], and(More)
Considerable recent evidence suggests that in addition to its neuromodulatory role, galanin, like several other neuropeptides, also plays an important trophic role during development and after adult neural injury. Studies in our laboratory have identified high levels of galanin and galanin receptor expression in the subventricular zone, rostral migratory(More)
Haemophilus parasuis (H.parasuis) is the etiological agent of porcine polyserositis and arthritis (Glässer's disease) characterized by fibrinous polyserositis, meningitis and polyarthritis, causing severe economic losses to the swine industry. Currently, the molecular basis of this infection is largely unkonwn. Coronin 1A (Coro1A) plays important roles in(More)
The effect of galanin (GAL) on neural cell proliferation was studied using PC12 and B104 cells. Reverse transcription-PCR was used to determine the expression of GAL and GAL receptors and a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay of cell viability was employed to detect the effects of GAL on cell proliferation. These(More)
BACKGROUND Post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) associated with PCV2 is one of the most costly diseases currently faced by the swine industry. The development of effective vaccines against PCV2 infection has been accepted as an important strategy in the prophylaxis of PMWS. METHODS In the present study, a PK-15 cell-adapted(More)
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is a leading infectious cause of birth defects. Previous studies have reported birth defects with multiple organ maldevelopment in congenital HCMV-infected neonates. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a group of stem/progenitor cells that are multi-potent and can self-renew, and they play a(More)
To study the effects of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) on the proliferation of hepatic stellate cells-T6 (HSC-T6), and the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and Smad2/3 in these cells, HSC-T6 cells were cultured with TMP at different concentrations after transforming growth factor-b1 (TGF-b1) stimulation. MTT assay was used to assess the cell(More)
The effect of galanin (GAL) on neural proliferation was studied in this article using PC12 and B104 cells. RT-PCR was used to determine the expression of galanin and its receptors in both cells. MTT analysis method was employed to detect the effects of galanin and the agonist, antagonist of galanin receptors on the proliferation of both cells. Results(More)
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