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Notch signaling in the nervous system is often regarded as a developmental pathway. However, recent studies have suggested that Notch is associated with neuronal discharges. Here, focusing on temporal lobe epilepsy, we found that Notch signaling was activated in the kainic acid (KA)-induced epilepsy model and in human epileptogenic tissues. Using an acute(More)
AIM Some gradient of Huisheng oral solution (HOS) has been reported to have anti-fibrosis activity. This study was designed to investigate whether HOS could inhibit liver fibrosis and to elucidate its molecular mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hepatic fibrosis model in rat was induced by subcutaneous injection of CCl4. Rats in the treatment(More)
Existing Byzantine fault tolerant (BFT) storage solutions that achieve strong consistency and high availability, are costly compared to solutions that tolerate simple crashes. This cost is one of the main obstacles in deploying BFT storage in practice. In this paper, we present PoWerStore, a robust and efficient data storage protocol. PoWerStore's(More)
Acute liver failure (ALF) is characterized by impaired regeneration of hepatocytes, partially resulting from the defective signaling between elevated levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and the downregulation of its receptor, c-met. In this study, we assess the therapeutic efficacy of in vivo c-met gene transfer in ALF. We established a(More)
In Erwinia amylovora, ECF (extracytoplasmic functions) alternative sigma factor HrpL regulates the transcription of hrp (hypersensitive response and pathogenicity)-type III secretion system (T3SS) genes by binding to a consensus sequence known as the hrp box in hrp gene promoters. In turn, the expression of hrpL has been proposed to be positively controlled(More)
During the last decade, increasing evidence suggested that bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) have the potential to differentiate into neural lineages. Many studies have reported that MSCs showed morphological changes and expressed a limited number of neural proteins under experimental conditions. However, no proteomic studies on MSCs differentiated into(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Pokeweed antiviral protein (PAP) has been regarded as a strong negative regulator of Wnt/β-catenin signalling, which promotes tissue fibrogenesis. Whether PAP inhibits hepatic fibrosis remains unknown. Here, the inhibitory effects of PAP on hepatic fibrosis induced by CCl4 in rats were monitored. METHODS Plasmid pXF3H-PAP was transduced(More)
Superresolution fluorescence microscopy is used to locate single copies of RNA polymerase (RNAP) in live Escherichia coli and track their diffusive motion. On a timescale of 0.1-1 s, most copies separate remarkably cleanly into two diffusive states. The "slow" RNAPs, which move indistinguishably from DNA loci, are assigned to specifically bound copies (with(More)
Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) is a well-known pan HDAC inhibitor, and its clinical application (Vorinostat) has been demonstrated to treat nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLS). Nevertheless, the impact of SAHA treatment on histone lysine acetylation and proteome in NSCLS cells still need further elucidate. In NSCLS A549 cells, by using stable isotope(More)
To determine serum cytokine profiles in Graves' disease (GD) patients with or without active and inactive thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), we recruited 65 subjects: 10 GD only (without TAO), 25 GD + active TAO, 20 GD + TAO, and 10 healthy controls. Liquid chip assay was used to measure serum Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines including IFN-γ (interferon-gamma),(More)