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Liver fatty acid-binding protein (FABP1) serves as a key regulator of hepatic lipid metabolism, and polymorphisms within the FABP1 gene have been associated with several metabolic traits. To investigate the association between FABP1 polymorphisms and the risk of non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a Chinese population, the genotypes and haplotypes of(More)
We investigated the possible association between genetic variants in the Patatin like phospholipase-3 (PNPLA3) gene and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a Han Chinese population. We evaluated twelve tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tSNPs) of the PNPLA3 gene in a frequency matched case-control study from Fuzhou city of China (553 cases,(More)
NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) is a phase II enzyme that participates in the detoxification of dopamine-derived quinone molecules and reactive oxygen species. Our prior work using a proteomic approach found that NQO1 protein levels were significantly decreased in stable hepatitis B virus (HBV)-producing hepatoma cells relative to the(More)
Hepatitis B virus core protein (HBc) has been implicated in hepatocarcinogenesis through several mechanisms. Resistance of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected hepatocytes to apoptosis is considered one of the major contributors to the progression of chronic hepatitis to cirrhosis and ultimately to hepatocellular carcinoma. The Fas receptor/ligand (Fas/FasL)(More)
Nanoparticles of cadmium telluride (CdTe) coated with thioglycolic acid (TGA) were prepared in the water phase. The interaction between CdTe nanoparticles (NPs) and lysozyme (Lyz) was investigated by fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy at pH 7.40. It was proved that the fluorescence quenching of Lyz by CdTe NPs was mainly a result of the(More)
Hepatitis B spliced protein (HBSP) encoded by a 2.2 kb singly spliced hepatitis B virus (HBV) pre-genomic RNA (spliced between positions 2447 and 489 nt) is involved in the pathogenesis of HBV infection, whereas the exact mechanism is far from being fully elucidated. In this study, a yeast two-hybrid system using HBSP as bait was employed to screen binding(More)
The human liver fatty acid binding protein (hFABP1) participates in cellular long-chain fatty acid trafficking and regulation of lipid metabolism and changes in hFABP1 are associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and metabolic syndromes. Gene regulation of hFABP1 is not fully understood. Therefore, in the present(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been implicated as a potential trigger of hepatic steatosis although molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of HBV-associated hepatic steatosis still remain elusive. Our prior work has revealed that the expression level of liver fatty acid binding protein 1 (FABP1), a key regulator of hepatic lipid(More)
Hepatitis B spliced protein (HBSP) is involved in the pathogenicity and/or persistence of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic HBV infection is one of the most important risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether or not HBSP contributes to the progression of HBV-associated HCC remains unknown. This study reports that(More)
Nanoparticles of cadmium telluride coated with mercaptoacetic acid were prepared in the water phase. Further, an assay of lysozyme with a sensitivity at the nanogram level is proposed. At pH 7.28, lysozyme with positive charges can interact with CdTe nanoparticles. The resonance light-scattering (RLS) signals of functionalized nano-CdTe were greatly(More)