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Platelets are small disc-shaped cell fragments which undergo a rapid transformation when they encounter vascular damage. They become more spherical and extrude pseudopodia, their fibrinogen receptors are activated, causing them to aggregate, they release their granule contents, and eventually form a plug which is responsible for primary haemostasis.(More)
The ubiquitously expressed G-proteins G12 and G13 whose function is currently not clear have been shown to be activated in platelet membranes through receptors that stimulate platelet aggregation. We used intact human platelets to determine whether alpha subunits of both G-proteins can be phosphorylated under physiological conditions. Activation of human(More)
An IL-10 responsive signal protein, termed IL-10E1, was cloned from human prostate cancer PC-3 ML cells based on its binding affinity for a novel enhancer element (i.e., HTE-1: 5'-CACGATGACTCATCACTGTTGAAAGACA-3') of the Tissue Inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) gene. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) and enzyme linked immuno-sandwich(More)
We discovered that an inverse relationship exists in the expression of ras/c-myc and ribosomal protein RPS2 with pre-let-7a-1/let-7a/let-7f miRNA and prostate tumor cell malignancy. Nonmalignant IBC-10a cells expressed low levels of ras/RPS2 and elevated pre-let-7a-1/let-7a/let-7f miRNA, whereas the reverse occurred in malignant PCa-20a and PC-3ML cells.(More)
The conformation and activity of pRb, the product of the retinoblastoma susceptibility gene, is dependent on the phosphorylation status of one or more of its 16 potential cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) sites. However, it is not clear whether the phosphorylation status of one or more of these sites contributes to the determination of the various conformations(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I has been shown previously to up-regulate matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) production, whereas the interleukin (IL) 10/IL-10 receptor axis has been found to down-regulate MMP-2 synthesis in tumor cells. In this paper, we showed that IL-10 activation of the IL-10 receptor blocked MMP-2 and membrane type 1 (MT1) -MMP(More)
The interleukin-10 (IL-10) activation of Janus kinase (JAK) family members (JAK1/TYK2) and IL-10E1 is subsequently inactivated by approximately 3-4 h in primary prostate tumor lines. We examined the effect of proteasome inhibition on IL-10 activation of the IL-10E1 pathway following stimulation of HPCA-10a cells. Treatment of HPCA-10a cells with the(More)
PURPOSE To develop a urine diagnostic test for preneoplastic intraepithelial neoplasia of the prostate. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We have used a DNA-binding assay and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) to screen for novel duplexed DNA-binding sequences, which bind protein(s) overexpressed in crude protein extracts from high-grade prostatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the correlation of urinary cysteinyl leukotriene E4 (CysLTE4) and diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature infants. METHOD One hundred and fifty-eight newborn infants were consecutively admitted to the neonatal intensive care units of First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from November 2014 to(More)