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Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L (hnRNP L) is an abundant RNA-binding protein implicated in many bioprocesses, including pre-mRNA processing, mRNA export of intronless genes, internal ribosomal entry site-mediated translation, and chromatin modification. It contains four RNA recognition motifs (RRMs) that bind with CA repeats or CA-rich elements.(More)
Throughout most of the mammalian genome, genetically regulated developmental programming establishes diverse yet predictable epigenetic states across differentiated cells and tissues. At metastable epialleles (MEs), conversely, epigenotype is established stochastically in the early embryo then maintained in differentiated lineages, resulting in dramatic and(More)
A novel coarsening route for extracellularly biosynthesized cadmium nanocrystals was investigated for the first time. In this process, the white rot fungus Coriolus versicolor was employed to take up cadmium ions and synthesize extracellular cadmium crystal particles. The coarsening of the particles was induced by thioacetamide under certain conditions.(More)
DNA methylation is considered to play an essential role in cellular senescence. To uncover the mechanism underlying cellular senescence, we established the model of premature senescence induced by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) in human embryonic lung fibroblasts and investigated the changes of genome methylation, DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and(More)
Nickel (Ni) compounds are well-recognized human carcinogens, yet the molecular mechanisms by which they cause human cancer are still not well understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which are small non-coding RNAs, are involved in diverse biological functions and carcinogenesis. In previous study, we identified upregulation of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1)(More)
The extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) of P. chrysosporium and their effects on Pb2+ biosorption were studied. The product, composition of EPS and the effects on Pb2+ biosorption capacity were investigated in lab via flask experiments. The surface changes of mycelium before and after EPS extraction, before and after Pb2+ adsorption were researched by(More)
A new isolated dibenzothiophene (DBT) desulfurizing bacterium, identified as Mycobacterium sp. ZD-19 can utilize a wide range of organic sulfur compounds as a sole sulfur source. Thiophene (TH) or benzothiophene (BTH) was completely degraded by strain ZD-19 within 10h or 42 h, and 100% DBT or 4,6-dimethyldibenzothiophene (4,6-DMDBT) was removed within 50h(More)
The effect of 2-hydroxybiphenyl (2-HBP), the end product of dibenzothiophene (DBT) desulfurization via 4S pathway, on cell growth and desulfurization activity was investigated by Microbacterium sp. The experimental results indicate that 2-HBP would inhibit the desulfurization activity. Providing 2-HBP was added in the reaction media, the DBT degradation(More)
Hep3B cells were treated with DEHP at various concentrations (62.5, 125.0, 250.0, 500.0 and 1000.0 μM). After 24 h exposure to DEHP only, increased Hep3B cell viability was observed (p<0.05 or p<0.01). However, after 24 h co-exposure to DEHP at indicated concentrations plus 50.0 μM LY294002 (PI3K inhibitor), cell viability was significantly decreased(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between observable patient and doctor verbal and non-verbal behaviors and the degree of enablement in consultations according to the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) (a patient-reported consultation outcome measure). METHODS We analyzed 88 recorded routine primary care consultations. Verbal and non-verbal(More)