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Neuronal apoptosis occurs during nervous system development and after pathological insults to the adult nervous system. Inhibition of CED3/ICE-related proteases has been shown to inhibit neuronal apoptosis in vitro and in vivo, indicating a role for these cysteine proteases in neuronal apoptosis. We have studied the activation of the CED3/ICE-related(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) type II receptor (TβRII) levels are extremely low in the brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer's disease. This receptor inhibits TGF-β1/SMAD signaling and thereby aggravates amyolid-beta deposition and neuronal injury. Dab2, a specific adapter protein, protects TβRII from degradation and ensures the effective(More)
Lung carcinoma is a deadly malignant disease with poor prognosis and increasing incidence in recent years. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the initiation and progression of lung cancer is still not completely elucidated. Recently, myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D) has been reported to promote the growth of liver cancer, but its implication in(More)
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