Zhi-Min Zhang

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DNMT1 (DNA methyltransferase 1) is responsible for propagating the DNA methylation patterns during DNA replication. DNMT1 contains, in addition to a C-terminal methyltransferase domain, a large N-terminal regulatory region that is composed of an RFTS (replication foci targeting sequence) domain, a CXXC zinc finger domain and a pair of BAH (bromo adjacent(More)
The protein stability and chromatin functions of UHRF1 (ubiquitin-like, containing PHD and RING finger domains, 1) are regulated in a cell-cycle-dependent manner. We report a structural characterization of the complex between UHRF1 and the deubiquitinase USP7. The first two UBL domains of USP7 bind to the polybasic region (PBR) of UHRF1, and this(More)
The exocyst complex regulates the last steps of exocytosis, which is essential to organisms across kingdoms. In humans, its dysfunction is correlated with several significant diseases, such as diabetes and cancer progression. Investigation of the dynamic regulation of the evolutionarily conserved exocyst-related processes using mutants in genetically(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM MicroRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate the expression of their target genes. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of microRNA on biological behaviors of HepG2 cells and further analyze its characteristics. METHODS We detected different expression profiles of miRNAs in HepG2 and L02(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical efficacy and feasibility of double-plating fixation via anteriormiddle approach in treating type C3 distal femoral fractures. METHODS From August 2008 to August 2011, 12 cases with type C3 distal femoral fractures were treated, including 5 open fractures and 7 closed fractures. Among them, there were 8 males, 4 females(More)
The recent outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) has imposed a serious threat to public health. Here we report the crystal structure of the ZIKV NS5 protein in complex with S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine, in which the tandem methyltransferase (MTase) and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) domains stack into one of the two alternative conformations of flavivirus NS5(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the chemosensitivity of lung adenocarcinoma cell line A549 cells to liposome-encapsulated paclitaxel after treatment by nm23-H1-small interference RNA (nm23-H1-siRNA) in vitro. METHODS The A549 cells were divided into two groups: non-transfected group and nm23-H1-siRNA-transfected group. Western blot analysis was used to detect the(More)
A new electronic system to realize time reversal (TR) of electromagnetic waves is proposed in this paper. By utilizing the dispersion compensation approach, the system mainly contains a chirped pulse generator, a wideband multiplier, and a chirped delay line (CDL). The TR transformation is achieved by dispersing the modulated chirped pulse through a single(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF) on hyperoxia exposure lung injury in newborn rats and elucidate its protective mechanism of operating via the signaling pathway of advanced glycation end products (RAGE)-NF-κB. METHODS Twenty-four 3-day-old SD rats from 3 litters were randomly divided into 3(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) brain metastasis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients confers a worse quality of life and prognosis. The efficacy comparison of two first-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors erlotinib or gefitinib as first-line treatment for CNS metastasis NSCLC patients with EGFR-sensitizing(More)