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Thermosensitive genic male-sterile (TGMS) lines, which are male-sterile at restrictive (high) temperatures but male-fertile at permissive (low) temperatures, have been widely used in breeding two-line hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.). Here we find that mutation of thermosensitive genic male sterile 5 (tms5) in rice causes the TGMS trait through a loss of RNase(More)
We conducted a dose-escalation study to see if higher doses of Pomalidomide (previously shown to be safe and effective for myelofibrosisassociated anemia at 0.5 mg/day [with prednisone] or 2.0 mg/day) increased anemia responses. 3.0 mg/d given for 21 of 28 consecutive days was the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), with myelosuppression being dose limiting.(More)
Gossypol, a male contraceptive drug, has been demonstrated to have antiproliferative and antimetastatic effects on many kinds of cancer cells in vitro. HT-29 human carcinoma cell line is one of the most susceptible cell lines to gossypol-induced cell death. Here, it is shown that treatment of HT-29 cells with gossypol not only induces cell cycle arrest on(More)
Extracellular high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) has been implicated in the inflammation response leading to the precancerous lesions of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the role of HMGB-1 in the inflammation response in normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells and its underlying mechanisms were still not fully understood. In this study,(More)
Outcomes for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in various donor and recipient killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotypes have been studied extensively. The associations between KIR2DS4 and its variant KIR1D with outcomes of HSCT from a sibling-related HLA-matched donor with KIR haplotype A have not been explored, however. To study(More)
Toll like receptors (TLRs) are the major agents for innate immunity that recognize invading microbial products and regulate the growth of normal and malignant human B lymphocytes. Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal plasma cell malignancy, though the regulatory role of TLRs in MM plasma cells has been reported, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. We(More)
We describe herein a new method that allows selective production of Catellani-Heck isomers from various aryl halides, including ones without ortho-groups. Under previous conditions, unhindered aryl halides were plagued with the formation of simple Heck isomers and multiple arylation and norbornene insertion. The use of a bulky PtBu3 ligand accelerates C-C(More)
After hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), natural killer (NK) cell alloreactivity in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) cell of recipients is regulated by killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) on donor NK cells. The effect of KIRs on HSCT outcomes is controversial, particularly in those undergoing HLA-identical sibling HSCT. In this study,(More)
A considerable number of studies have demonstrated that cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Allo-HSCT) could enforce graft-versus leukemia (GVL) effect in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. However, the use of antithymocyte globulin (ATG) as part of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis may(More)
Thrombotic events are common and potentially fatal complications in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Early diagnosis is crucial but remains controversial. In this study, we investigated the early alterations of hemostatic parameters in allogeneic HSCT recipients and determined their potential diagnostic values in(More)