Tianhong Wang

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Non-receptor and receptor tyrosine kinases, such as Src and EGF receptor (EGFR), are major inducers of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), one of the most potent mediators of angiogenesis. While tyrosine kinases signal through multiple pathways, signal transducer and activation of transcription 3 (Stat3) is a point of convergence for many of these(More)
Although tumor progression involves processes such as tissue invasion that can activate inflammatory responses, the immune system largely ignores or tolerates disseminated cancers. The mechanisms that block initiation of immune responses during cancer development are poorly understood. We report here that constitutive activation of Stat-3, a common(More)
The immune system can act as an extrinsic suppressor of tumors. Therefore, tumor progression depends in part on mechanisms that downmodulate intrinsic immune surveillance. Identifying these inhibitory pathways may provide promising targets to enhance antitumor immunity. Here, we show that Stat3 is constitutively activated in diverse tumor-infiltrating(More)
Web service has already been an important paradigm for web applications. Growing number of services need efficiently locating the desired web services. The similarity metric of web services plays important role in service search and classification. The very small text fragments in WSDL of web services are unsuitable for applying the traditional IR(More)
The industrially applied ascomycete Hypocrea jecorina (synonym: Trichoderma reesei) exhibits a low rate of exogenous DNA integration by homologous recombination (HR). This hinders the high-throughput generation of strains by gene replacement and is therefore impeding systematic functional gene analyses towards, e.g. strain improvement for protein or enzyme(More)
Penicillium decumbens is an important industrial filamentous fungus and has been widely used in biorefinery due to its high production of cellulase and hemicellulase. However, molecular engineering has still rarely been applied for strain improvement in P. decumbens. It has been proven that gene targeting manipulation in many filamentous fungi is hampered(More)
The potential of cellulase has been revealed not only in biomass conversion but also in various industrial processes, including food, textiles, laundry, pulp, and paper. Due to the need for alkali-tolerant cellulase with high specific activity at alkaline pH, for example, for application in detergent industry an error-prone PCR approach was employed for(More)
Cel5A (endoglucanase II) of Trichoderma reesei was expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae then purified. Two components (C1 and C2) of recombinant Cel5A with different glycosylation were obtained. Purified C1 had a larger molecular mass (57 kDa) than that of the native Cel5A produced by T. reesei (48 kDa) due to the different extents of asparagines-linked(More)
"Memory-like T cells" are a subset of thymic cells that acquire effector function through the maturation process rather than interaction with specific antigen. Disruption of genes encoding T cell signaling proteins or transcription factors have provided insights into the differentiation of such cells. In this study, we show that in BALB/c, but not C57BL/6,(More)
To improve the beta-glucosidase yield and total cellulase activity of Trichoderma reesei, extracellular beta-glucosidase (BGLI) was overexpressed under the control of the modified four-copy cbh1 promoter. Three transformants B2, B12 and B15 with successful integration of the bgl1 gene expression cassette were obtained, which exhibited 3.7-, 2.0- and(More)