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AIMS Free fatty acids induce apoptosis in cardiomyocytes, which is implicated in lipotoxic cardiomyopathy. However, the underlying mechanisms remain not fully understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that control gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Dysregulated miRNAs have been shown to be involved in heart diseases. This(More)
Biobased omega-carboxy fatty acid monomers 1,18-cis-9-octadecenedioic, 1,22-cis-9-docosenedioic, and 1,18-cis-9,10-epoxy-octadecanedioic acids were synthesized in high conversion yields from oleic, erucic and epoxy stearic acids by whole-cell biotransformations catalyzed by C. tropicalis ATCC20962. Maximum volumetric yields in shake-flasks were 17.3, 14.2,(More)
BRD7, a novel bromodomain gene, is identified to be associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Decreased or loss of expression of BRD7 was detected in NPC biopsies and cell lines. Overexpression of BRD7 could inhibit NPC cell growth and arrest cells in cell cycle by transcriptionally regulating some important molecules involved in ras/MEK/ERK and(More)
Long-palate, lung and nasal epithelium clone 1 (LPLUNC1) gene expression is relatively tissue specific. It is highly expressed in nontumor nasopharyngeal epithelial tissues, but its expression is reduced in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), indicating that LPLUNC1 may be associated with the tumorigenesis of NPC. To study the effects of LPLUNC1 on NPC(More)
We have previously reported that the LRRC4 gene, which contains a conserved leucine-rich repeat (LRR) cassette and an immunoglobulin (Ig) IgC2 domain, is associated with glioma suppression both in vitro and in vivo. The present study provides evidence that the conspicuous absence of LRRC4 in high-grade gliomas directly contributes to the increasing tumor(More)
In studies of mutagenesis induced by the carcinogen N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) in the bacterium Escherichia coli FX-11, it was observed that G:C to A:T transitions did not require the inducible umuDC gene products, while a portion of the A:T to G:C transitions and all transversion mutations were dependent on a functional umuC gene. This observation(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common osteogenic malignant tumor characterized by a high level of malignancy, relapse, metastasis and poor prognosis. S100A4 has been implicated in the proliferation, cell cycle progression, and metastasis of many malignant tumors, although the roles of S100A4 in osteosarcoma have not been documented. This study showed that the(More)
Recently, the UBAPl gene, a putative nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) related gene, which is located at human chromosome 9p21-22 where loss of heterozygosity frequently occurs in NPC, was cloned. The present study aimed to explore the purification approach to UBAP1 protein and its expression pattern in NPC with tissue microarray. The full length coding(More)
Degradation of atrazine by heterogeneously catalyzed ozonation was carried out with TiO2 in the form of rutile as the catalyst. Some experimental factors such as catalyst dose, ozone dose and initial concentration of atrazine were investigated for their influence on catalyzed ozonation process. Although atrazine was effectively removed from aqueous solution(More)
In this paper, we present a high performance recovery algorithm for distributed systems in which checkpoints are taken asynchronously. It offers fast determination of the recent consistent global checkpoint (maximum consistent state) of a distributed system after the system recovers from a failure. The main feature of the proposed recovery algorithm is that(More)