Wenjing Liu

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Chemoresistance is one of the causes of poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer patients. However, the mechanisms of resistance remain unclear. Here we screened miRNAs associated with drug resistance in pancreatic cancer, and identified a panel of miRNAs dysregulated in gemcitabine-resistance pancreatic cancer cells, including 13 downregulated miRNAs and 20(More)
MicroRNAs are currently considered as an active and rapidly evolving area for the treatment of tumors. In this study, we elucidated the biological significance of miR-330 in glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) as well as the possible molecular mechanisms. SH3GL2 is mainly distributed in the central nervous system and considered to be a tumor suppressor in many(More)
PURPOSE Recent evidence supports the role of reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). We investigated the association of variants in two candidate genes that are important in CSF production, aquaporin 1 (AQP1) and solute carrier family 4, sodium bicarbonate transporter, member 10 (SLC4A10), with(More)
Mutations in KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 genes are responsible for benign familial neonatal seizures and epileptic encephalopathies. Some of these mutations have been shown to alter the binding of calmodulin (CaM) to specific C-terminal motifs of KCNQ subunits, known as the A and B helices. Here, we show that the mutation I342A in the A helix of KCNQ3 abolishes CaM(More)
—Web services composition present a technology to compose complex service applications from individual (atomic) services, that is, through web services composition, distributed applications and enterprise business processes can be integrated by individual service components developed independently. In this paper, we concentrate on the optimization problems(More)
Pollution of agricultural ecosystems is due to the excessive use of mineral fertilizers and mass discharge of livestock manure. Therefore, there is a need for disposing manure safely, for instance by transforming manure into valuable compost. Traditional composting is, however, time-consuming with considerable nutrient losses. Vermicomposting is an(More)
Neuroepithelial stem cells (NEPs) possess multipotent potential for self-renewal and neuronal differentiation. Using green fluorescent protein (GFP) positive NEPs, we explored, firstly, the survival and differentiation of grafted NEPs in the host rat and, secondly, whether or not transplantation of NEPs is a feasible therapeutic option for treating(More)
We confirmed that ATP is released from cochlear marginal cells in the stria vascular but the cell organelle in which ATP stores was not identified until now. Thus, we studied the ATP-containing cell organelles and suggest that these are lysosomes. Primary cultures of marginal cells of Sprague-Dawley rats aged 1-3 days was established. Vesicles within(More)
Lung squamous cell carcinoma is the second-largest histological subtype of lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Lobaplatin, one of the third-generation platinum compounds, has shown encouraging anticancer activity in a variety of tumors. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic efficacy of lobaplatin on(More)
UNLABELLED Extensive evidence suggests that frontoparietal regions can dynamically update their pattern of functional connectivity, supporting cognitive control and adaptive implementation of task demands. However, it is largely unknown whether this flexibly functional reconfiguration is intrinsic and occurs even in the absence of overt tasks. Based on(More)