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There are various definitions of a gene cluster determined by two genomes and methods for finding these clusters. However, there is little work on characterizing configurations of genes that are eligible to be a cluster according to a given definition. For example, given a set of genes in a genome, is it always possible to find two genomes such that their(More)
Proinflammatory mediators are important in the pathogenesis of IBD, which are regulated by activation of NF-kappaB. The aim of this study was to investigate whether melatonin reduces inflammatory injury and inhibits proinflammatory molecule and NF-kappaB in rats with colitis. Rat colitis model was established by TNBS enema. NF-kappaB p65, TNF-alpha, ICAM-1,(More)
To study the effect of endostar on the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and radiosensitization, the changes of A549 cells treated by endostar, radiotherapy and radiotherapy plus endostar were checked by flow cytometry (FCM), methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT), hoechst staining, and enzyme linked(More)
The major obstacle to successful treatment of gastric cancer is chemotherapy resistance. Our study was designed to investigate the role of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway in the development of chemoresistance in gastric cancer. In the present study, elevated Akt expression and Akt phosphorylation (Ser 473), as well as decreased PTEN expression(More)
Ye-Wang Zhang, Shu-Lai Liu, Dong-Zhi Wei, Rui-Jiang Liu, and Xi-Ming Xu School of Pharmaceutics, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, P. R. China State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, New World Institute of Biotechnology, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, P. R. China College of Biological and Environmental(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the growth inhibition activity of Flammulina velutipes sterol (FVS) against certain human cancer cell lines (gastric SGC and colon LoVo) and to evaluate the optimum microemulsion prescription, as well as the pharmacokinetics of encapsulated FVS. METHODS Molecules present in the FVS isolate were identified by gas chromatography/mass(More)
AIM Activation of transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) has been shown to play a role in cell proliferation, apoptosis, cytokine production, and oncogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether NF-kappaB was constitutively activated in human colorectal tumor tissues and, if so, to determine the role of NF-kappaB in colorectal(More)
Supermagnetic Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles were molecular-imprinted prepared with cellulase as the template. The molecular imprinted nanoparticles were used as support to immobilization of cellulase. The transmission electron microscopy confirmed the core-shell structure and revealed that the size of the nanoparticles was around 10 nm. It was observed that(More)
The objective of this study was to prepare a 3-dimensional nanoparticle gene delivery system (3D-NGDS) based on collagen/chitosan scaffolds, in which plasmid transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1)/calcium phosphate nanoparticles mixed with fibronectin (FN) were used to transfect mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Scanning electron microscopy was used to(More)