Songwen Zhang

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Purpose:β-1,4-Galactosyltransferase (β-1,4-GalT) I, II, and V are the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of N-acetyllactosamine on N-glycans by transferring UDP-galactose to the terminal N-acetylglucosamine (N-GlcNAc) residues with the formation of a β-1,4-linkage. Neoplasms undergo various changes in the carbohydrate of their glycoconjugates,(More)
The PITSLRE protein kinases are parts of the large family of p34cdc2-related kinases. During apoptosis induced by some stimuli, specific PITSLRE isoforms are cleaved by caspase to produce a protein that contains the C-terminal kinase domain of the PITSLRE proteins (p110C). The p110C induces apoptosis when it is ectopically expressed in Chinese hamster ovary(More)
c-Src activates Ras-MAPK/ERK signaling pathway and regulates cell migration, while trihydrophobin 1 (TH1) inhibits MAPK/ERK activation and cell migration through interaction with A-Raf and PAK1 and inhibiting their kinase activities. Here we show that c-Src interacts with TH1 by GST-pull down assay, coimmunoprecipitation and confocal microscopy assay. The(More)
Our previous studies showed that cell surface β1,4-galactosyltransferase 1 (β1,4GT1) negatively regulated cell survival through inhibition and modulation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) SMMC-7721 cells. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here we demonstrated that(More)
Cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) is the initial and rate-limiting enzyme for bile acid synthesis. Transcription of the CYP7A1 gene is regulated by bile acids, nuclear receptors and cytokines. Fibroblast growth factor 7 (FGF7) secreted from activated hepatic stellate cells (HSC) during chronic liver fibrosis regulates hepatocyte survival and liver(More)
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