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Schistosoma japonicum causes schistosomiasis in humans and livestock in the Asia-Pacific region. Knowledge of the genome of this parasite should improve understanding of schistosome-host interactions, biomedical aspects of schistosomiasis and invertebrate evolution. We assigned 43,707 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) derived from adult S. japonicum and their(More)
Schistosomiasis remains a serious public health problem with an estimated 200 million people infected in 76 countries. Here we isolated ~ 8,400 potential protein-encoding cDNA contigs from Schistosoma japonicum after sequencing circa 84,000 expressed sequence tags. In tandem, we undertook a high-throughput proteomics approach to characterize the protein(More)
The known members of inhibitor of growth (ING) gene family are considered as candidate tumor suppressor genes. ING4, a novel member of ING family, is recently reported to interact with tumor suppressor p53, p300 (a major component of histone acetyl transferase complexes), and p65(RelA) subunit of NF-kappaB. In this study, we investigated the cellular(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells are capable of self-renewal and differentiation into different hematopoietic lineages. To gain a comprehensive understanding of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, a systematic proteomic survey of human CD34+ cells collected from human umbilical cord blood was performed, in which the proteins were separated by 1- and 2-DE, as well(More)
ING4, a novel member of ING family, is recently reported to interact with tumor suppressor p53 and negatively regulate the cell growth with significant G2/M arrest of cell cycle in HepG2 cells through upregulation of p53-inducible gene p21. However, which region of ING4 could have contributed to the binding to p53 remains largely unclear. Herein, the(More)
Here we reported a novel human secreted protein named as hZG16, with a Jacalin domain. Evolution analysis through comparing with the orthologs of other organisms suggested that ZG16 is a conserved gene under the purifying selection (d(N)/d(s)<1) in the evolution. Interestingly, Northern and dot blot analyses showed that hZG16 were highly expressed in adult(More)
The algorithm based on local binary pattern algorithm, direct linear discriminant analysis and waterlet transform can extract the multi-scale feature of the human ear image. The irrelevant of the gray scale integer transform and the local texture feature extracting performance make the local binary pattern algorithm have great advantage in ear image feature(More)
Schistosomes are the causative agents of schistosomiasis, one of the most prevalent and serious of the parasitic diseases that currently infects approximately 200 million people worldwide. Schistosome excretory/secretory (ES) proteins have been shown to play important roles in modulating mammalian host immune systems. In our current study, we performed a(More)
We currently identified a liver-specific gene that encodes a novel zona pellucida (ZP) domain-containing protein named liver-specific ZP domain-containing protein (LZP). The full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) of human LZP has 2,255 bp with a complete open reading frame (ORF) of 1,635 bp. The gene is localized on chromosome 10q21.3 and spans 40 kb with 9(More)
The present study reported the isolation and characterization of a novel human secreted protein, named as hPAP21 (human protease-associated domain-containing protein, 21 kDa), encoded by the hypothetical gene chromosome 2 open reading frame 7 (C2orf7) that contains signal peptide in its N-terminus, without transmembrane domain, except for PA domain in its(More)