Ting-ting Li

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An isolate of a new tospovirus species, causing concentric zoned ringspots on fruits and necrotic lesions on leaves of infected plants, was characterised based on particle morphology, host range and serological properties. The complete nucleotide sequences of large (L), medium (M), and small (S) RNAs of this virus were found to contain 8919, 4945, and 3279(More)
The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is implicated in the affective response to noxious stimuli. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms involved. The present study demonstrated that extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation in the ACC plays a crucial role in pain-related negative emotion. Intraplantar formalin injection produced(More)
Fractalkine, a chemokine binding to only one known receptor CX3CR1, has recently been proposed to be a neuron-to-glia signal in the spinal cord leading to microglial activation and glially dependent pain facilitation. The previous studies explored that blockade of endogenous fractalkine, using anti-CX3CR1 neutralizing antibody, dose-dependently attenuated(More)
Fenofibrate and ciglitazone belong to the classes of fibrates and thiazolidinediones, respectively. Their pharmacological actions on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) present a potential therapy for hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia. However, the melanogenesis affected by PPAR ligands in melanocytes has not been well investigated. By(More)
Alternative splicing of the PKM2 gene produces two isoforms, M1 and M2, which are preferentially expressed in adult and embryonic tissues, respectively. The M2 isoform is reexpressed in human cancer and has nonmetabolic functions in the nucleus as a protein kinase. Here, we report that PKM2 is acetylated by p300 acetyltransferase at K433, which is unique to(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the USA. MicroRNAs play important roles in the pathogenesis of CRC. In this study, we investigated the role of miR-30b in CRC and found that its expression was significantly lower in CRC tissues than that in normal tissues. We showed that a low expression level of miR-30b was closely related to poor(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that activation of spinal microglia contributes to the development of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. However, the role of spinal microglia in the maintenance of chronic pain remains controversial. Bone cancer pain shares features of inflammatory and neuropathic pain, but the temporal activation of microglia and astrocytes(More)
Invasion and metastasis of solid tumors are the major causes of death in cancer patients. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) constitute a small fraction of tumor cell population, but play a critical role in tumor invasion and metastasis. The xenograft of tumor cells in immunodeficient mice is one of commonly used in vivo models to study the invasion and metastasis of(More)
Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a member of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily that existed in lymphocytes and promoted cytokine secretion. Lymphocytes are also involved in sepsis. However, the role of CaSR in lymphocytes in sepsis is unclear. In this study, we want to examine whether the CaSR in lymphocytes in sepsis is involved in the cytokine(More)
BACKGROUND Src-associated in mitosis (Sam68; 68 kDa) has been implicated in the oncogenesis and progression of several human cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic significance of Sam68 expression and its subcellular localization in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Sam68 expression was examined in CRC cell lines, nine(More)