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Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are closely associated with the tolerance of diverse stresses in organisms. To elucidate the function of group 3 LEA proteins, the soybean PM2 protein (LEA3) was expressed in E. coli and the protective function of the PM2 protein was assayed both in vivo and in vitro. The results of a spot assay and survival ratio(More)
Radioresistance is a challenge in the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Individuals display different therapeutic responses to preoperative radiotherapy, and the need of targeted therapies is urgent. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in essential biological activities, including chemoresistance and radioresistance. Several research studies(More)
Animals produced from assisted reproductive technologies suffer from developmental abnormalities and early fetal death at a higher frequency than that observed in those produced by natural breeding. These symptoms are reminiscent of imprinting disruptions in the human and mouse, suggesting the possibility of perturbations in the expression of imprinted(More)
Two moderately halophilic strains, PT-11T and PT-20T, were isolated from saline alkali soil samples collected in Shache County, Xinjiang Province, China. Both strains are aerobic, Gram-positive, motile rods. Strain PT-11T grows at 15–40 °C and at pH 6.5–10.0, while PT-20T grows at 15–40 °C and at pH 6.5–11.0. The major cellular fatty acids in both strains(More)
BACKGROUND We have demonstrated that T lymphoma invasion and metastasis 1 (Tiam1) gene is associated with the poor prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and we used a computational approach to identify miR-141 as a Tiam1-targeting microRNA (miRNA). Here, we explored the function of miR-141 and the relationship between miR-141 and Tiam1(More)
Gualou Guizhi decoction (GLGZD) is a well-established Traditional Chinese Medicinal formulation which has long been used to treat stroke in a clinical setting in China. The present study investigated the ameliorative effects of GLGZD on inflammation in focal cerebral ischemic-reperfusion injury. A rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was(More)
A novel actinomycete, designated strain CA15-2(T), was isolated from a soil sample collected from the rhizosphere of tamarisk in the Lop Nor region, Xinjiang, China, and was characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Optimal growth occurred at 37 °C and pH 7.5-8.0 and with 5% (w/v) NaCl. Strain CA15-2(T) formed white to pale-yellow branched(More)
Five new streptothricin derivatives with a carbamoyl group substituted at C-12 (1-5) and three known analogues have been isolated from the culture broth of Streptomyces sp. I08A 1776 by ion exchange and hydrophilic interaction chromatographic techniques. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Compound 3 was a streptothricin(More)
OBJECTIVE To isolate, incubate and characterize cultivable endophytic antinobacteria from medicinal plants, and analyze the diversity of the endophytic antinobacteria, then explore the novel microbial resources. METHODS Ten media were used to isolate endophytic antinobacteria from 37 fresh medicinal plant tissue samples. The optimal cultivation conditions(More)
A small subpopulation of cancer cells with stem cell-like features might be responsible for tumour generation, progression, and chemoresistance. Hes1 influences the maintenance of certain stem cells and progenitor cells and the digestive systems. We found upregulated Hes1 in poorly differentiated cancer samples compared with well-differentiated tumour(More)