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Huntington and related neurological diseases result from expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) tract. The linear lattice model for the structure and binding properties of polyQ proposes that both expanded and normal polyQ tracts in the preaggregation state are random-coil structures but that an expanded polyQ repeat contains a larger number of epitopes(More)
Tumor recurrence and metastasis are pressing issues of patients with colorectal cancer who receive surgery. Matrilysin-2 (MMP-26) has been proved to play an important role during invasion and metastasis of some human solid tumor. We aimed to investigate the clinical significance and prognostic value of matrilysin-2 in human colorectal cancer. Colorectal(More)
BACKGROUND NDRG2 (N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 2) was initially cloned in our laboratory. Previous results have shown that NDRG2 expressed differentially in normal and cancer tissues. Specifically, NDRG2 mRNA was down-regulated or undetectable in several human cancers, and over-expression of NDRG2 inhibited the proliferation of cancer cells. NDRG2 also(More)
A new emerging flavivirus caused severe egg-drop in poultry and spread quickly across most duck-producing regions of China in 2010. Complete genome sequencing indicated that the virus genome is 10,989 nucleotides in length and possesses typical flavivirus genome organization, 5′ untranslated region(More)
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) displayed their roles in prognosis prediction in prostate cancer. The objective of the present study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature while investigating the correlation between survival outcome and CTCs or DTCs counts in patients with prostate(More)
MiR-208a stimulates cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, fibrosis and β-MHC (β-myosin heavy chain) expression, being involved in cardiovascular diseases. Although miR-208a is known to play a role in cardiovascular diseases, its role in cancer and cancer stem cells (CSCs) remains uncertain. We identified an inverse relationship between miR-208a and let-7a in breast(More)
BACKGROUND The VP1 protein of duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) is a major structural protein that induces neutralizing antibodies in ducks; however, B-cell epitopes on the VP1 protein of duck hepatitis A genotype 1 virus (DHAV-1) have not been characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS To characterize B-cell epitopes on VP1, we used the monoclonal antibody (mAb)(More)
In this paper, a simple and effective design method for the protograph-based low-density parity-check (P-LDPC) coded modulation is present. The approach jointly optimizes the interleaving and protograph of the P-LDPC coded bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) by a modified EXIT analysis, which can achieve high spectral efficiency and low decoding(More)
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common complication after surgery, especially amongst elderly patients. Neuroinflammation and iron homeostasis are key hallmarks of several neurological disorders. In this study, we investigated the role of deferoxamine (DFO), a clinically used iron chelator, in a mouse model of surgery-induced cognitive(More)
Podocyte dysfunction is important in the onset and development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have been recently proved to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of DN. As one subtype of the class IIa HDACs, HDAC9 is capable to repress/de-repress their target genes in tumor, inflammation, atherosclerosis and metabolic diseases.(More)