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The aim of the present study was to investigate whether asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpene derived from Centella asiatica, exerts anti-proliferative effects on multiple myeloma RPMI 8226 cells and to determine the molecular mechanism underlying the anticancer action of AA. The study sought to analyze the potential role of AA on the proliferation of(More)
We sought to elucidate the effects of different concentrations of dietary selenium on calcium ion release, MLCK levels, and muscle contraction in the uterine smooth muscle of rats. The selenium (Se) content of blood and of uterine smooth muscle tissues was detected by fluorescence spectrophotometry. Ca2+ content was measured by atomic absorption(More)
BACKGROUND Isatis indigotica, the source of the traditional Chinese medicine Radix isatidis (Ban-Lan-Gen), is an extremely important economical crop in China. To facilitate biological, biochemical and molecular research on the medicinal chemicals in I. indigotica, here we report the first I. indigotica transcriptome generated by RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). (More)
MiR-122 is one of the non-coding RNAs which showed its effects on the lipo-metablism, virus infection and HCC forming through regulation of liver gene expression. Its eukaryotic expression vector was constructed by using pSuper which was widely applied in the siRNA expression. The precursor of human miR-122 gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction(More)
—This paper considers the channel capacity of 60GHz wireless communications systems over Rayleigh fading channels and Ricean fading channels. The SNR and therefore capacity varies according to the communication distance. The capacity is presented for line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) channels given based on a 60GHz link budget model. Phase(More)
Activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) plays important roles in tumorigenesis and tumor development. Previously, we have reported that overexpression of STAT3 potentiates growth, survival and radioresistance of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of fairness of a computer-administered quiz as a function of the anthropomorphic features of the help agent offered within the quiz environment. The addition of simple anthropomorphic cues to a computer help agent reduced the perceived friendliness of the agent, perceived intelligence of the agent, and(More)
Mycoplasma bovis infection can cause endometrial inflammation leading to infertility and involuntary culling in dairy cows. Because extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins affect the adherence of mycoplasma to eukaryotic cell surface, they may play a role in the pathogenesis of the bacteria. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the endometrial(More)
Researchers regularly access and review large amounts of literatures. In the previous work, we presented a bookmarklet-triggered literature sharing system, which combines bibliography functionalities along with DOI content negotiation services. In this paper, we have made secondary development work to integrate literature recommendation functionalities into(More)