Wenchao Chen

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are aberrant in many human tumors which can be transferred to immune cells by tumor-derived exosomes. Dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in activation of immune response. However, the effect of tumor-derived exosomes on toll-like receptor (TLR) in DCs remains unclear. We investigated the influence of pancreatic cancer derived(More)
Semiconductor p-n junctions are essential building blocks for electronic and optoelectronic devices. In conventional p-n junctions, regions depleted of free charge carriers form on either side of the junction, generating built-in potentials associated with uncompensated dopant atoms. Carrier transport across the junction occurs by diffusion and drift(More)
A rapid immunochromatographic one-step strip test was developed to specifically determine bromoxynil in surface and drinking water by competitive inhibition with the nano colloidal gold-conjugated monoclonal antibody (mAb). Bromoxynil standard samples of 0.01-10 mg L(-1) in water were tested by this method and the visual limit was 0.06 mg L(-1). The assay(More)
The cryopreservation of immature oocytes at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage would create an easily accessible, non-seasonal source of female gametes for research and reproduction. The present study investigated the ability of ovine oocytes vitrified at the GV stage using a cryoloop to be subsequently matured, fertilised and cultured in vitro to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of Delta-like ligand 4(DLL4) and Endoglin(CD105) labeled microvessel density(MVD) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and evaluate their correlation with major clinicopathologic features and patients’ survival. Forty-two pancreatic cancer and 20 normal pancreatic tissues were included in the(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY The redundancies in expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in the National Center for Biotechnology Information sequence database were used to identify and develop polymorphic simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for pepper (Capsicum annuum). METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-eight polymorphic SSR loci were identified in the contigs (containing(More)
Leaderless translation is prevalent in haloarchaea, with many of these leaderless transcripts possessing short 5'-untranslated regions (UTRs) less than 10 nucleotides. Whereas, little is known about the function of this very short 5'-UTR. Our previous studies determined that just four nucleotides preceded the start codon of hsp70 mRNA in Natrinema sp. J7,(More)
BACKGROUND Prediction of postoperative survival for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) remains difficult although there have been a variety of clinical classification and staging systems. This study was designed to validate and compare some of the major HCCA staging systems in use today. In addition, we sought to build up a new staging system modified from(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs which play an important regulatory role in various biological processes. Previous studies have reported that miRNAs are involved in fruit development in model plants. However, the miRNAs related to fruit development and quality in hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) remains unknown. In this study, small RNA(More)