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Our previous studies have shown that central administration of angiotensin II (ANG II) causes vasopressin release in the near-term fetus in utero as evidence that the hypothalamic-neurohypophysial system has relatively matured before birth. However, it is still unknown whether the vasopressin controlling centers have been functionally developed in younger(More)
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major polyphenolic constituent of green tea, is a potent antioxidant that may have potential therapeutic applications for the treatment of many disorders, including cancer. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) has been shown to play a key role in diverse metabolic and cellular functions. PPARα modulates(More)
Reprogramming of NK cells with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) proved an effective strategy to increase NK cell reactivity and recognition specificity toward tumor cells. To enhance the cytotoxicity of NK cells against CD138-positive multiple myeloma (MM) cells, we generated genetically modified NK-92MI cells carrying a CAR that consists of an anti-CD138(More)
The renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in cardiovascular control. Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) angiotensin (ANG) II causes a reliable pressor response in the fetus at 90% gestation. To determine the roles of brain AT1 and AT2 receptors in this response, the effects of the central AT1 and AT2 receptor antagonists losartan and PD123319 were(More)
AIMS The object of the present study was to develop a novel multiplex reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based assay to detect four common recurrent chromosomal translocations t(9;22)(q34;q11), t(15;17)(q22;q12), t(8;21)(q22;q22), and t(1;19)(q23;q13). RESULTS This novel multiplex RT-PCR method can specifically detect these six(More)
  • Li Xiao, Wanping Sun, +5 authors Kai Li
  • 2011
Strand asymmetries in DNA evolution, including indel and single nucleotide substitutions, were reported in prokaryotes. Recently, an excess of G>A over C>T substitutions in hemophilia B patients was recognized in our molecular diagnostic practices. Further analysis demonstrated biased point mutations between sense and antisense strands when unique changes(More)
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