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Centipedes have been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years in China. Centipede venoms consist of many biochemical peptides and proteins. Factor Xa (FXa) is a serine endopeptidase that plays the key role in blood coagulation, and has been used as a new target for anti-thrombotic drug development. A novel FXa inhibitor, a natural peptide with(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is a leading causes of cancer-related deaths ,but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its progression are largely unknown. Differentiated embryonic chondrocyte-expressed gene 1 (DEC1), is an important transcription factor involved in the progression of tumors and has recently been identified to be strongly inducible by hypoxia.(More)
The centipedes are a type of traditional Chinese herb and can treat cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to isolate bioactive peptides from the enzymatic hydrolysates of centipedes. Three novel antithrombotic peptides were isolated from centipedes hydrolysates using a combination of ultrafiltration, Sephadex G-50 column, and RP-HPLC C8 column.(More)
Two new neolignans selaginellol (1) and selaginellol 4′-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (2), together with seven known compounds (3–9), were isolated from the whole plant of Selaginella moellendorffii. The structures of the new isolates were determined through spectroscopic data analysis. Compounds 1–9, as well as compounds 10–18 previously isolated from the species,(More)
Polymeric ultrathin membranes that are compatible with cells offer tremendous advantages for tissue engineering. In this article, we report a free-standing nanomembrane that was developed using a layer-by-layer self-assembly technique with a safe and sacrificial substrate method. After ionization, two oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, alginate and(More)
Gastric cancer (GC) is a common and deadly digestive tract tumor worldwide. Unfortunately, diagnosis of GC is usually confused and misleading because of atypical symptoms or incomplete complaints. Accordingly, exploring gene expression profile and identifying genes with analogical variance trend will bring new perspective into the diagnosis and treatment of(More)
AIM Psm2, one of the pyrrolidinoindoline alkaloids isolated from whole Selaginella moellendorffii plants, has shown a potent antiplatelet activity. In this study, we further evaluated the antiplatelet effects of Psm2, and elucidated the underlying mechanisms. METHODS Human platelet aggregation in vitro and rat platelet aggregation ex vivo were(More)
Obatoclax, a pan-inhibitor of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins, exhibits cytotoxic effect on cancer cells through both apoptosis-dependent and -independent pathways. Here we show that obatoclax caused cytotoxicity in both cisplatin-sensitive and -resistant esophageal cancer cells. Although obatoclax showed differential apoptogenic effects in these cells, it(More)
Snake venoms contain a large variety of proteins and peptides that affect the hemostasis and thrombosis. Numerous antithrombotic peptides have been found in snake venom. However, few studies have been performed on the proteolysis of snake venom for obtaining bioactive peptides. In this study, the Agkistrodon acutus venom was hydrolyzed using four commercial(More)