Weixue Su

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Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) play a central role in the hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis. Recently, HSCs were reported to have strong immune modulatory activities. However, the role of HSCs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. In this study, we showed that HSCs could promote HCC growth both in vitro and in vivo. We examined the(More)
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) have immunosuppressive capabilities and contribute to the occurrence and development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Thus, activated HSCs may be a suitable target for HCC therapy. Our study used mixed leukocyte reactions (MLR) in vitro to demonstrate that 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) could reverse HSC-mediated(More)
Eight chemicals that are cytidine analogues or nucleosides (5-azacytidine (5AzC), 5-azadeoxycytidine, 6-azacytidine, 5-azacytosin, cytidine, 3-deazaadenine, 3-deazauridine and 6-azauridine) were examined for the ability to induce neuronal apoptosis. 5AzC and 5-azadeoxycytidine induced apoptosis in the brain and spinal cord of the fetuses at 24 hr after the(More)
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) have immunosuppressive abilities and may be responsible for the occurrence and development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the mechanisms through which HSCs affect T-cell-mediated immune responses remain unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate these mechanisms. We examined the effect of HSCs on T-cell(More)
PC12 cells derived rom rat pheochromocytoma and C6 cells derived from rat glioma were infected with 0.3 plaque forming units (PFU)/cell of the D variant of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMC-D), after pretreatment with or without nerve growth factor (NGF). The virus titres in medium and cells were investigated at 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h post infection (HPI),(More)
Replication of the D variant of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMC-D) and its cytopathic effects were studied in the brain slice cultures including hippocampus (hippocampal slice) obtained from postnatal 1-, 4-, 7-, 14-, 28-and 56-day-old Fischer 344 rats. At 0, 12, 24, 36 and 48 h after infection, virus titres of the slices and culture media were assayed.(More)
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