Yuxiong Lai

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Betanodavirus infection causes fatal disease of viral nervous necrosis in many cultured marine and freshwater fish worldwide and the virus-like particles (VLP) are effective vaccines against betanodavirus. But vaccine and viral vector designs of betanodavirus VLP based on their structures remain lacking. Here, the three-dimensional structure of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Podocyte injury plays a key role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We have recently shown that 11R-VIVIT, an inhibitor of cell-permeable nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT), attenuates podocyte apoptosis induced by high glucose in vitro. However, it is not known whether 11R-VIVIT has a protective effect on DN,(More)
High-level autophagy has an important role in maintaining the stable state of podocytes. The present study explored the influence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on autophagic activity in podocytes and demonstrated its mechanistic involvement in LPS-induced injury. Conditionally immortalized podocytes were cultured in vitro and were treated with chloroquine(More)
Betanodaviruses are the causative agents of viral nervous necrosis (VNN), a serious disease of cultured marine fish worldwide. To control this disease, vaccines of subunit capsid proteins (recombinant proteins or peptides), inactivated viruses, and virus-like particles (VLPs) were developed. VLP, which is highly similar to the wild-type virus in virion(More)
Betanodavirus, also referred to nervous necrosis virus (NNV), is the causative agent of the fatal disease, viral nervous necrosis and has brought significant economic losses in marine and freshwater cultured fish, especially larvae and juveniles. Here, we used an established invasion model with virus-like particle (VLP)-cells, mimicking orange-spotted(More)
BACKGROUND Podocyte apoptosis is a major mechanism that leads to proteinuria in many kidney diseases. However, the concert mechanisms that cause podocyte apoptosis in these kidney diseases are not fully understood. RhoA is one of Rho GTPases that has been well studied and plays a key role in regulating cytoskeletal architecture. Previous study showed that(More)
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