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Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the most serious cardiovascular disease with high morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have showed that long noncoding RNAs (lnc RNA) play important roles in pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases, but the investigations are still in their infancy. An lnc RNA named urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 (UCA1) is found(More)
Objectives. Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) could lead to endothelial dysfunction and is viewed as an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27), a small heat shock protein, is reported to exert protective effect against atherosclerosis. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of HSP27 against Hcy-induced(More)
MF59 is an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant approved for influenza vaccines for human use in Europe. Due to its Th2 inducing properties, MF59 is seldom tested for cancer vaccines. In this study, MF59 formulated with a C-type CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (YW002) was tested for its Th1 adjuvant activity to induce immune responses to HSP65-MUC1, a recombinant fusion(More)
To distinguish the antibodies induced by Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection from those induced by vaccination, a recombinant N-terminal truncated FMDV non-structural protein (NSP) of 3AB, designated as r3aB, was constructed by deleting 80 amino acids displayed about 30% homology to transposase IS4 family protein of Escherichia coli, expressed in(More)
Huyou (Citrus changshanensis) is rich in naringin and neohesperidin, which are natural flavanone glycosides with a range of biological activities. Among the different fruit parts, i.e. flavedo, albedo, segment membrane (SM), and juice sacs (JS), albedo showed the highest contents of both compounds, with 27.00 and 19.09mg/g DW for naringin and neohesperidin,(More)
Infection of influenza virus could induce acute lung inflammatory injury (ALII) that was at least partially caused by excessive innate immune responses. To study whether down-regulating Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated innate immune response could lessen influenza virus-induced ALII, a microsatellite DNA mimicking oligodeoxynucleotide (MS ODN), named as(More)
Pancreatic cancer remains a lethal malignancy. Despite chemotherapy or/and radiotherapy after the surgery, the improvement on the overall survival of the patients has still been minimal. To develop novel therapeutic approaches, we tried to prepare mHSP65-TTL, a candidate vaccine prepared by mixing the recombinant mycobacterial heat shock protein 65 (mHSP65)(More)
Gliomas are the most common type of brain tumor with poor prognosis. Even after combination treatments including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the median survival is around 15 months, calling for novel approaches such as immunotherapy. To develop novel therapeutic approaches, we tried to prepare a candidate vaccine by mixing the recombinant(More)
Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) can sense pathogen DNA and CpG ODN or even self-DNA by trafficking assisted by Unc93B1, an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane protein, from ER to endolysosomes or cell surface. In previous study, we found that an oligodeoxynucleotide with CCT repeats (SAT05f) could selectively inhibit TLR7/9 activation. However, the(More)
The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine protein kinase that functions as an intracellular fuel sensor. It has been demonstrated to mediate the activities of a number of pharmacological and physiological factors that exert beneficial effects on type2 diabetes mellitus. GY3 is a novel synthesized indole compound(More)