Yanfang Zheng

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Persistence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) despite highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a lasting challenge to virus eradication. To develop a strategy complementary to HAART, we constructed a series of Rev-dependent lentiviral vectors carrying diphtheria toxin A chain (DT-A) and its attenuated mutants, as well as human tumor necrosis(More)
DNA methylation is a critical epigenetic mechanism involved in key cellular processes. Its deregulation has been linked to many human cancers including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This study was designed to explore the whole methylation status of ESCC and to identify potential plasma biomarkers for early diagnosis. We used Infinium(More)
Radiotherapy resistance is one of the major factors limiting the efficacy of radiotherapy in lung cancer patients. The extensive investigations indicate the diversity in the mechanisms underlying radioresistance. Here, we revealed that DNA damage binding protein 2 (DDB2) is a potential regulator in the radiosensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most malignant tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the biology characteristics of ESCC by analyzing microRNA and mRNA expression profile. We used BRB-array tools to analyze the deregulated microRNA and mRNA between esophageal squamous cell carcinomas and paired normal adjacent tissues. We(More)
The aim is to explore the molecular regulation mechanism of the pathogenesis of the esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The expression data of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were obtained from the GEO database. The differential expression genes were identified by the BRB-array tools and the pathway was analyzed by DAVID online tools. The class(More)
Tannins, a group of major active components of Chinese rhubarb and widely distributed in nature, have a significant antidiarrhoeal activity. Aquaporins (AQPs) 2 and 3 play important roles in regulating water transfer during diarrhoea. The present study aims to determine the effect of the total tannins extract of rhubarb on aquaporins (AQPs) 2 and 3 in(More)
We have previously demonstrated that binding of HIV-1 to the chemokine coreceptor, CXCR4, on resting CD4 T cells activates an actin-depolymerizing factor cofilin to promote the cortical actin dynamic critical for HIV latent infection [1]. The LIM domain kinase 1 (LIMK1) directly phosphorylates cofilin and regulates the actin cytoskele-ton. Here, we(More)
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