Ying-Jie Wang

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The sst2A receptor is expressed in the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and neuronal systems as well as in many hormone-sensitive tumors. This receptor is rapidly internalized and phosphorylated in growth hormone-R2 pituitary cells following somatostatin binding (Hipkin, R. W., Friedman, J., Clark, R. B., Eppler, C. M., and Schonbrunn, A. (1997) J. Biol. Chem.(More)
The aim of this study was to test the antibacterial effects of three experimental quaternary ammonium salt monomers in order to evaluate their potential applications as dental materials. In vitro susceptibility testing of the monomers was performed by the broth dilution method on bacteria associated with oral infections: Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175,(More)
Psychological stressors are generally associated with masseter muscle dysfunction and disorders in emotional response. In addition, oxidative states and HSP70 expression, which are involved in the physical and pathological changes of the masseter muscle, could be altered in the stressed tissues and organs. However, the link between psychological stress and(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that responds to environmental toxicants, is increasingly recognized as a key player in embryogenesis and tumorigenesis. Here we show that a variety of tryptophan derivatives that act as endogenous AhR ligands can affect the transcription level of the master pluripotency factor(More)
Oct4 protein encoded by POU5F1 plays a pivotal role in maintaining the self‑renewal of pluripotent stem cells; however, its presence in cancer cells remains controversial. In the present study, we provided evidence that the transcripts of authentic OCT4 gene (OCT4A) and its multiple pseudogenes were detected in a variety of cancer cell lines. A few major(More)
The interaction of C-type lectin receptor 2 (CLEC-2) on platelets with Podoplanin on lymphatic endothelial cells initiates platelet signaling events that are necessary for prevention of blood-lymph mixing during development. In the present study, we show that CLEC-2 signaling via Src family and Syk tyrosine kinases promotes platelet adhesion to primary(More)
Octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4), a homeodomain transcription factor, is well established as a master factor controlling the self-renewal and pluripotency of pluripotent stem cells. Also, a large body of research has documented the detection of Oct4 in tumor cells and tissues and has indicated its enrichment in a subpopulation of(More)
Drug resistance is a major challenge in cancer therapeutics. Abundant evidence indicates that DNA repair systems are enhanced after repetitive chemotherapeutic treatments, rendering cancers cells drug-resistant. Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) plays critical roles in DNA replication and repair and in counteracting replication stress, which is a key mechanism for(More)
Schwann cells are not only myelinating cells, but also function as immune cells and express numerous innate pattern recognition receptors, including the Toll-like receptors. Injury to peripheral nerves activates an inflammatory response in Schwann cells. However, it is unclear whether specific endogenous damage-associated molecular pattern molecules are(More)
Psychological stress plays an important role in the occurrence and development of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The correlation between psychological factors and TMD has been clinically shown, but the influence of psychological stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) structure still lacks direct evidence. Here, we used communication box to(More)