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The eukaryotic transcription factor NF-kappa B plays a central role in the induced expression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and in many aspects of the genetic program mediating normal T-cell activation and growth. The nuclear activity of NF-kappa B is tightly regulated from the cytoplasmic compartment by an inhibitory subunit called I kappa B(More)
Extraembryonic ectoderm-derived factors instruct the pluripotent epiblast cells to develop toward a restricted primordial germ cell (PGC) fate during murine gastrulation. Genes encoding Bmp4 of the Dpp class and Bmp8b of the 60A class are expressed in the extraembryonic ectoderm and targeted mutation of either results in severe defects in PGC formation. It(More)
  • J. Fu, J-W Ai, +9 authors Y. Zhu
  • Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les…
  • 2015
From September 2014 to March 2015, 23 outbreaks of norovirus (NoV) acute gastroenteritis occurred in Jiangsu, China. Partial sequencing of the NoV capsid gene suggested that 16 of the 23 outbreaks were related to a new GII.17 variant. This variant was first detected in sporadic specimens in October 2014, and became predominant in February 2015. Analysis of(More)
Three-dimensional topological insulators are a new state of quantum matter with a bulk gap and odd number of relativistic Dirac fermions on the surface. By investigating the surface state of Bi2Te3 with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the surface state consists of a single nondegenerate Dirac cone. Furthermore, with(More)
Cytochrome P450s metabolize the naturally occurring nephrotoxin aristolochic acid. Using liver-specific cytochrome P450 reductase-null mice we found that a low but lethal dose of aristolochic acid I was ineffective in wild-type mice. Induction of hepatic CYP1A by 3-methylcholanthrene pretreatment markedly increased the survival rate of wild type mice given(More)
Chronic hepatitis B therapy with nucleos(t)ide analogues, particularly tenofovir or adefovir, may affect renal function. To date, there has not been a head-to-head controlled study to assess estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) fluctuations in nucleos(t)ide-treated CHB patients. We aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of nucleos(t)ide on eGFR in(More)
We describe a case-control study performed in Jiangsu, China, to evaluate risk factors for human infection with novel avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Twenty-five cases and 93 controls matched by age, sex, and location were included in the study. Direct contact with poultry or birds in the two weeks before illness onset, chronic medical conditions(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to evaluate whether screening for JAK2V617F mutation should be routinely performed in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and portal venous system thrombosis (PVST). However, the prevalence of JAK2V617F mutation in such patients is substantially varied, and its association with development of myeloproliferative disorders(More)
Small (80-amino acid) glycoproteins or saposins are important for the in vivo function of several lysosomal hydrolases. Four saposins, A, B, C, and D, are encoded by a single locus termed prosaposin. Saposins C and A are thought to function in vivo as activators of acid beta-glucosidase. The physiologic role of saposin C has been confirmed, whereas that of(More)