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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the gene dosage of CYP2C19 affects the metabolism of diazepam and desmethyldiazepam in healthy Chinese subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighteen unrelated adult men were recruited for the study from a total of 101 healthy Chinese volunteers who had been screened for CYP2C19 phenotype and genotype. All subjects received a(More)
A unique route to perfectly alternating oligopeptides is described. First, AG-OEt was prepared by standard chemical coupling. Then, AG-OEt was converted by papain-catalysis in 30 s to (AG)(x) (80%-yield, x = 9.4 ± 0.3). Extension of this strategy to other alternating peptide compositions as well as the importance of selecting a protease and reaction(More)
α-Chymotrypsin catalyzed oligomerization of the "dipeptide lego" KL-ethyl ester (OEt) in aqueous media triggers a rapid sol-gel transition due to formation of alternating (KL)x. Resulting mixed chain oligomers, at alkaline pH, self-assemble into β-sheets. Thereafter, intermolecular backbone hydrogen bonding between peptides causes formation of physically(More)
To investigated the role of microRNA (miRNA) let-7 and its regulation on high mobility group A2 (HMGA2) protein expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Let-7 expressions were detected in esophageal cancer cell line Eca109, and 45 paired of fresh ESCC and normal adjacent tissues (NAT) by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT–PCR). To evaluate the(More)
Annexin A2 and Cdc42 were identified by 2-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) and MALDI-TOF–MS between esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCC) and corresponding normal esophagus mucosa in our previous study. To assess clinico-pathological pattern and Annexin A2 and Cdc42 status with respect to cell differentiation and lymphnode metastasis in patients with(More)
The c-Jun NH2 -terminal kinase (JNK) signal pathway has been implicated in the growth, cellular proliferation, and apoptosis in many kinds of carcinomas. However, the role of JNK in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) is unknown. To investigate the role of JNK in ESCC, in vitro, esophageal cancer cell line Eca109 was pretreated(More)
The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is a member of the MAPK family, which is initially found to be activated by stress stimuli, proinflammatory cytokines, and growth factors. However, its role in the pathogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is largely unkown, so we investigate the role of phosphorylated p38 (p-p38) MAPK in ESCC.(More)
The azocalix[4]arene film modified glassy carbon electrode was established for the convenient and sensitive detection of four DNA bases (guanine, adenine, thymine and cytosine). Field emission scanning electron microscopy, attenuated total reflectance-FTIR and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to characterize the film. The azocalix[4]arene film(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes a new approach to regenerate bone defect using autogenous tooth. MATERIALS AND METHODS Freshly extracted teeth were used as autogenous grafts. Teeth were sectioned, cut into desired shape, and disinfected. The grafts were rigidly fixed to the mandibular defects in eighteen rabbits using titanium screws to achieve good(More)
We recently showed that an imbalance between the pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin (IL)-17, and the developmental endothelial locus-1 (Del-1) likely contributes to inflammation and salivary gland abnormalities in Sjögren’s syndrome (SS). The glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) protein is a pivotal player in mediating the anti-inflammatory(More)