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Recent ice core measurements show lead concentrations increasing since 1970, suggesting new nonautomobile-related sources of Pb are becoming important worldwide (1). Developing a full understanding of the major sources of Pb and other metals is critical to controlling these emissions. During the March, 2006 MILAGRO campaign, single particle measurements in(More)
Obesity is associated with a state of chronic low-grade inflammation, which contributes to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms that link obesity to inflammation are not fully understood. Follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) is a novel proinflammatory cytokine that is expressed in adipose tissue and secreted by(More)
WebView is an essential component in both Android and iOS platforms, enabling smartphone and tablet apps to embed a simple but powerful browser inside them. To achieve a better interaction between apps and their embedded "browsers", WebView provides a number of APIs, allowing code in apps to invoke and be invoked by the JavaScript code within the web pages,(More)
Barley microspores from five field-grown breeding lines were isolated using an ultra-speed blender and the effect of co-culture with young florets was investigated. Floret co-culture in the induction stage increased the formation of MCS, ELS and green plant regeneration. The florets of teraploid plant were more effective than ones of diploid plant. For line(More)
Natural polysaccharides, due to their outstanding merits, have received more and more attention in the field of drug delivery systems. In particular, polysaccharides seem to be the most promising materials in the preparation of nanometeric carriers. This review relates to the newest developments in the preparation of polysaccharides-based nanoparticles. In(More)
Cyanovirin-N (CVN) is a promising antiviral candidate that has an extremely low sequence homology with any other known proteins. The efficient and soluble expression of biologically functional recombinant CVN (rCVN) is still an obstacle due to insufficient yield, aggregation, and abnormal modification. Here, we describe an improved approach to preparing(More)
The macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1) is best known as a hematopoietic cytokine important to macrophage activation. Recently, the importance of CSF-1 and its receptor (encoded by the c-fms proto-oncogene) in epithelial ovarian cancer has also been recognized, with overexpression of CSF-1 denoting poor prognosis in ovarian cancer patients. During(More)
The c-fms proto-oncogene encodes the receptor for a hematopoietic growth factor, CSF-1. Recently, the importance of c-fms and its ligand CSF-1 in malignancies of non-hematopoietic origin, such as breast, ovarian, endometrial, pulmonary, and trophoblastic cancers has been recognized. We have previously shown that glucocorticoids induce a large increase in(More)
UNLABELLED Human beclin 1 is the first identified mammalian gene to induce autophagy. It is commonly expressed at reduced levels in breast tumors; however, it is overexpressed in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected cancerous liver tissues. To expose the possible mechanism and biological significance of this up-regulation of beclin 1, we investigated the(More)
The yeast regulatory protein kinase, general control non-derepressible-2 (GCN2) plays a key role in general amino acid control. GCN2 phosphorylates the alpha subunit of the trimeric eukaryotic translation initiation factor-2 (eIF2), bringing about a decrease in the general rate of protein synthesis but an increase in the synthesis of GCN4, a transcription(More)