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Cathepsin D (cat D) reportedly plays an important role in certain apoptotic processes, the downstream pathways of which involve release of cytochrome c (cyt c) from mitochondria and activation of the caspase cascade. Previous studies revealed that the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family members Bax or Bid play important roles in apoptotic signal transduction(More)
c-Jun N-terminal protein kinases (JNK), also known as stress-activated protein kinases, were originally identified by their ability to phosphorylate the N-terminal of the transcription factor c-Jun and by their activation in response to a variety of stresses. JNK are multifunctional kinases involved in many physiological processes. The JNK pathway has been(More)
According to the designed specific primers of gene fragment based on the Salvia miltiorrhiza transcriptome data, with the method of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), this study cloned full-length cDNA sequence of 1-hydroxy-2-methyl-2-(E)-butenyl-4-diphosphate synthase gene from Salvia miltiorrhiza bge.f.alba, this sequence is named(More)
During the past decades, blood pressure (BP) measurement technique has evolved rapidly from the traditionally manual measuring to fully automatic monitoring. In terms of management of BP, there have been tremendous changes from the controlling of daytime BP, nondipping pattern to nocturnal BP (NBP). Since the focus has turned to NBP, a number of dilemmas of(More)
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) plays an important role in cellular metabolism and acts as hydrideaccepting and hydride-donating coenzymes in energy production. Identification of NAD protein interacting sites can significantly aid in understanding the NAD dependent metabolism and pathways, and it could further contribute useful information for drug(More)
This study investigated the effects of human bone marrow fibroblastoid stromal cell line (HFCL) on the proliferation, differentiation and chemosensitivity of acute myeloid leukemia cells (AML) in vitro coculture. By setting up coculture system of sensitive U937, HL-60 cell line and multidrug-resistant (MDR) HL-60/VCR cells in direct contact with human bone(More)
Patients with hyperleukocytic acute leukemia (HAL) can succumb to leukostasis. In an attempt to reduce its incidence, 45 patients with newly diagnosed HAL and hyperleukocytosis were administered half the conventional dose of etoposide and cytosine arabinoside (EA: 50 mg/m2 daily each) until WBC counts were significantly reduced and standard induction(More)
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are crucial to most biochemical processes in human beings. Although many human PPIs have been identified by experiments, the number is still limited compared to the available protein sequences of human organisms. Recently, many computational methods have been proposed to facilitate the recognition of novel human PPIs.(More)
Granular activated carbon (GAC) was used to remove bromide (Br⁻) and bromate (BrO(3)(-)) from drinking water in both bench- and pilot-scale experiments. The present study aims to minimize BrO(3)(-) formation and eliminate BrO(3)(-) generated during the ozonation of drinking water, particularly in packaged drinking water. Results show that the Br⁻ and(More)