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microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as important gene expression regulators linked to various biological processes at a posttranscriptional level. miRNAs have been known to play important roles in cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and apoptosis. Recently, accumulate studies indicate that up-regulation of miR-155 has been described in several types of(More)
Asparagus bean (Vigna. unguiculata ssp. sesquipedialis) is a distinctive subspecies of cowpea [Vigna. unguiculata (L.) Walp.] that apparently originated in East Asia and is characterized by extremely long and thin pods and an aggressive climbing growth habit. The crop is widely cultivated throughout Asia for the production of immature pods known as 'long(More)
Asparagus bean (Vigna. unguiculata. ssp sesquipedalis) is a subspecies and special vegetable type of cowpea (Vigna. unguiculata L. Walp.) important in Asia. Genetic basis of horticulturally important traits of asparagus bean is still poorly understood, hindering the utilization of targeted, DNA marker-assisted breeding in this crop. Here we report the(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a serious phenomenon employed by cancer cells which hampers the success of cancer pharmacotherapy. One of the common mechanisms of MDR is the overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux transporters in cancer cells such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp/ABCB1), multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2/ABCC2), and breast(More)
Two sulfated polysaccharide fractions (S1 and S2) were successfully isolated from seaweed Undaia pinnitafida and the chemical characteristics were determined. Antioxidant activities of the polysaccharide fractions were evaluated by assays of various antioxidants in vitro systems, including superoxide anion, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), hydroxyl(More)
We aimed to determine the prevalence of the coexistence of HBsAg and anti-HBs and to analyze the clinical and virological features of infection, including amino acid (aa) patterns of the S gene and reverse transcriptase (RT) region in Chinese chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Fifty-four (2.90%) CHB patients who were positive for both HBsAg and anti-HBs(More)
Chemotherapy has been widely used to treat cancer, however, the appearance of multiple drug resistance (MDR) in cancer patients is regarded as a major clinical obstacle to successful chemotherapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are evolutionary conserved small RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and have been shown to regulate cell(More)
The purpose of this study was to produce salbutamol sulfate (SS) as a model anti-asthmatic drug using high-gravity controlled precipitation (HGCP) through antisolvent crystallisation. An aqueous solution of SS was passed through a HGCP reactor with isopropanol as antisolvent to induce precipitation. Spray drying was employed to obtain dry powders. Scanning(More)
OBJECTIVE To study luteolin-induced non-small cell lung cancer cell line A549 apoptosis and the molecular mechanism for inhibiting its cycle arrest (G2 stage). METHOD MTT assay showed that luteolin had obvious inhibitory effect on A549 and indicated the half inhibition ratio (IC50). Cell cycle and apoptosis were detected by Hoechst 33258 nuclear staining(More)
JAK2 V617F mutation is a molecular marker for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). As there are no China Food and Drug Administration-approved assays for the detection of JAK2 V617F mutation in China, validation of the analytic performance of this assay is important for the clinical laboratory before its clinical implementation. We have established a method(More)