Tianxiao Wang

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The booming nanotechnology industry has raised public concerns about the environmental health and safety impact of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). High-throughput assays are needed to obtain toxicity data for the rapidly increasing number of ENMs. Here we present a suite of high-throughput methods to study nanotoxicity in intact animals using(More)
Irradiation has been reported to increase radioresistance and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in gastric cancer (GC) cells. The Notch pathway is critically implicated in cancer EMT and radioresistance. In the present study, we investigated the use of a Notch-1 inhibiting compound as a novel therapeutic candidate to regulate radiation-induced EMT in(More)
With more than a billion people lacking accessible drinking water, there is a critical need to convert nonpotable sources such as seawater to water suitable for human use. However, energy requirements of desalination plants account for half their operating costs, so alternative, lower energy approaches are equally critical. Membrane distillation (MD) has(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the third gasotransmitter, plays important roles in cancer biological processes. As endogenous H2S exerts pro-cancer functions, inhibition of its production in cancer cells may provide a new cancer treatment strategy and be achieved via regulation of the function of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), one of the main metabolic enzymes(More)
Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) has previously been identified as a tumor biomarker and as a potential target for cancer therapy. In this study, F§FJ-5, a characterized naphthoquinone modifier of mollugin, was synthesized in order to investigate its anticancer activity and the potential mechanisms. It was observed that FFJ-5 inhibited the cell growth of(More)
Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) has previously been identified as a tumor biomarker and potential therapeutic target for the treatment of cancer. In the present study, FFJ-3, a structurally modified version of mollugin, an extract of the Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Rubia tinctorum (madder) was used in order to determine the anticancer activity(More)
AIMS Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are useful as a prognostic factor of chronic heart failure (HF) and can predict hospitalization for HF. It is unknown whether serum PTH levels in hospitalized patients with HF can predict discharge and if admission, discharge, or change from admission to discharge PTH measure is the most important predictor of(More)
Interleukin-10-positive (IL-10+ ) regulatory B (Breg) cells play an important role in restraining excessive inflammatory responses by secreting IL-10. However, it is still unclear what key transcription factors determine Breg cell differentiation. Hence, we explore what transcription factor plays a key role in the expression of IL-10, a pivotal cytokine in(More)
Cell apoptosis plays a critical role in initiation and progression of tumor and autoimmune diseases, resistance and susceptibility to various therapeutic agents. Our previous study showed that metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (Grm3) may be involved in autoreactive B-cell apoptosis in a B-cell-depleted agent atacicept-treated lupus-like mice. In the present(More)
Forkhead box L2 (FOXL2) is a transcription factor, which is involved in blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus in versus syndrome (BPES), premature ovarian failure (POF), as well as almost all stages of ovarian development and function. FOXL2 has various target genes, which are implicated in numerous processes, including sex determination, cell cycle(More)