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Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT) has been recognized as a major reason for the pulmonary artery remodeling (PAR) in pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). However, the molecular mechanisms and regulatory pathways involved in the EndoMT remain undefined. In the present study, we have confirmed that EndoMT was occurred in pulmonary arteries of(More)
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in the development of the invasive and metastatic potentials of breast cancer cells during progression. Human biliverdin reductase (hBVR), an enzyme in the heme metabolism pathway, is involved in hypoxia-induced renal tubular EMT. However, whether hBVR contributes to the EMT of breast cancer(More)
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial event during non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invasion and metastasis. However, the mechanisms involved in NSCLC EMT have not been fully clarified. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and human biliverdin reductase (hBVR) are reported to contribute to EMT in several diseases. Here, we show that(More)
Hypoxia-induced inhibition of apoptosis in pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) has an important role in pulmonary arterial remodeling leading to aggravated hypoxic pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the mechanisms involved in the hypoxia-induced inhibition of PAEC apoptosis have not been elucidated. e-selectin and biliverdin reductase (BVR)(More)
Human biliverdin reductase (hBVR), is an enzyme, that converts biliverdin to bilirubin, and has been implicated in epithelial-mesenchymal transition?EMT? in breast cancer. However, few studies have investigated the role of hBVR in cell apoptosis in other cancers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hBVR in several lines of(More)
The prediction result of classifier is biased towards the class with more samples, when the harmful text information is filtered. This is because that the samples that including the harmful information were difficult to gain. Construct virtual samples is an effective means to solve the problem of pattern recognition in the small sample, using the(More)
INTRODUCTION Chromosome Xq28 duplications encompassing methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene (MECP2) are observed most in males with a severe neurodevelopmental disorder associated with hypotonia, spasticity, severe learning disability, delayed psychomotor development, and recurrent pulmonary infections. Most female carriers are asymptomatic due to extremely or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the four boys with delayed motor development and intellectual disability suffer from MECP 2 duplication syndrome. METHOD Blood specimens and clinical data of four patients and mothers of patient 2 and patient 4 were collected. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood using DNA extraction kit. At first multiplex(More)
Oh my goch: The total syntheses of ainsliadimer B and gochnatiolides A and B from α-santonin have been accomplished in 25 steps with approximately 1 % overall yield. A Diels-Alder reaction of natural dehydrozaluzanin C with a monomeric guaianolide derivative allows stereoselective assembly of a dimeric gochnatiolide-type skeleton with the required(More)