Yuhua Lu

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers, and the aggressiveness of pancreatic cancer is in part due to its intrinsic and extrinsic drug resistance characteristics, which are also associated with the acquisition of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Increasing evidence suggests that EMT-type cells share many biological(More)
Anthocyanins are flavonoid pigments that accumulate in the large central vacuole of most plants. Inside the vacuole, anthocyanins can be found uniformly distributed or as part of sub-vacuolar pigment bodies, the Anthocyanic Vacuolar Inclusions (AVIs). Using Arabidopsis seedlings grown under anthocyanin-inductive conditions as a model to understand how AVIs(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer in the world. Ubiquitin-proteasome system has been shown to play a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of HCC and other malignancies. UBE2Q1 is a putative E2 ubiquitin conjugating enzyme, and may be involved in the regulation of cancer-related proteins. In this study, we investigated the(More)
RTK-like orphan receptor 2 (ROR2) is overexpressed in several cancers and has tumorigenic activity. However, the expression of ROR2 and its functional and prognostic significance have yet to be evaluated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to characterize the expression of ROR2 mRNA in PDAC,(More)
Plasmonic hot-electron generation has recently come into focus as a new scheme for solar energy conversion. So far, however, due to the relatively narrow bandwidth of the surface plasmon resonances and the insufficient resonant light absorption, most of plasmonic photocatalysts show narrow-band spectral responsivities and small solar energy conversion(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide metabolic disease which constitutes a major threat to human health. Stem cells with the ability to differentiate into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) could provide unlimited sources of transplanted cells and solve allogeneic rejection problems. The decellularized scaffolds could provide IPCs with tissue microarchitecture and(More)
Induced pluripotent stem cells have been derived from various cell types via the ectopic expression of a cocktail of transcription factors. Previous studies have reported that induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into multiple somatic cells, providing an invaluable resource in regenerative medicine. In this study, we compared the(More)
BACKGROUND Natural products have numerous medicinal applications and play important roles in the biology of the organisms that accumulate them. Few methods are currently available for identifying proteins that bind to small molecules, therefore the discovery of cellular targets for natural products with pharmacological activity continues to pose a(More)
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