BACKGROUND Cryptopleurine, a phenanthroquinolizidine alkaloid, was known to exhibit anticancer activity; however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Because the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) transcription factors control many physiological processes including inflammation, immunity, and development and progression of cancer, we investigated the… (More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is the central mediator of cellular responses to low oxygen and vital to many aspects of cancer biology. In a search for HIF-1 inhibitors, we identified celastrol as an inhibitor of HIF-1 activation from Tripterygium wilfordii. In the present study, we demonstrated the effect of celastrol on HIF-1 activation. Celastrol… (More)
A new water-soluble receptor 1 has been synthesized and it showed selective recognition of zwitterionic arginine in aqueous media. Moreover, the receptor 1 could be regard as a facile tool for protein labeling and quantitative determination (LOD = 15 nM).
4′,6-Dihydroxy-4-methoxyisoaurone (ISOA) is an isoaurone compound isolated from Trichosanthes kirilowii seeds, which was identified as an inhibitor of tumor growth. However, the mechanism by which ISOA inhibits hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1)-mediated tumor growth is not fully understood. We here demonstrated the effect of ISOA on HIF-1 activation. ISOA… (More)
Zinc finger protein 91 (ZFP91) has been reported to be involved in various biological processes. However, the clinical significance and biological role of ZFP91 in colon cancer remains unknown. Here, we show that ZFP91 expression is upregulated in patients with colon cancer. We found that ZFP91 upregulated HIF-1α at the levels of promoter and protein in… (More)
Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) has been reported to play a pivotal role in many physiological processes including inflammation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. We discovered a potent natural NF-κB inhibitor, dihydromyricetin, from the traditional herb Ampelopsis grossedentata, which has a long history of use in food and medicine. In this study, we demonstrated… (More)
A new turn-on fluorescent probe for fast detection of cysteine in physiological conditions, based on a new response-assisted electrostatic attraction strategy, is reported. The practical utility of the probe in fluorescent protein labeling and subcellular imaging is also demonstrated.
This paper studies the macroeconomic factors in the stock market returns within a generalized dynamic factor approach This method enables us to summarize a large amount of economic information by few estimated factors and therefore avoids dimensional limitation of VAR or VEC model in this field. We pick out 78 series from the monthly economy indicators and… (More)