Zhongyu Zhang

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Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase or AMPK is a highly-conserved master-regulator of numerous cellular processes, including: Maintaining cellular-energy homeostasis, modulation of cytoskeletaldynamics, directing cell growth-rates and influencing cell-death pathways. AMPK has recently emerged as a promising molecular target in cancer therapy.(More)
Pectin is an important dietary component of all fruits and vegetables. Some pectins have been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth, but the effective structures and mechanisms have remained unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of four structurally distinct pectins on human colon cancer HT-29 cells and the possible mechanisms accounting for the(More)
In the present study, bee pollen polysaccharides from Rosa rugosa (WRPP) were extracted and fractionated. WRPP were purified to neutral (WRPP-N) and acidic polysaccharides (WRPP-1, WRPP-2) with DEAE-Cellulose. WRPP-N were mainly composed of glucose, mannose, arabinose and galactose, indicating the existence of glucan, arabinogalactan (AG) and mannoglucan.(More)
Immunotherapy mediated by recombinant antibodies is an effective therapeutic strategy for a variety of cancers. In a previous study, we demonstrated that the fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF-1)-specific recombinant antibody scFv1C9 arrests the cell cycle at the G0/G1 transition by blocking the intracrine FGF-1 pathway in breast cancer cells. Here, we further(More)
Ubiquitin–proteasome system (UPS) plays a crucial role in many cellular processes such as cell cycle, proliferation and apoptosis. Aberrant activation of UPS may result in cellular transformation or other altered pathological conditions. Previous studies have shown that metal-based complexes could inhibit proteasome activity and induce apoptosis in certain(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a potent cancer cell-specific apoptosis-inducing cytokine with little toxicity to most normal cells. However, acquired resistance of cancer cells to TRAIL is a roadblock. Agents that can either potentiate the effect of TRAIL or overcome resistance to TRAIL are urgently needed. This(More)
Galectin-2 (Gal-2) plays a role in cancer, myocardial infarction, immune response, and gastrointestinal tract diseases. The only reported crystal structure of Gal-2 shows that it is a dimer in which the monomer subunits have almost identical structures, each binding with one molecule of lactose. In this study, we crystallized Gal-2 under new conditions that(More)
The advantages of deploying mobile sinks (MSs) in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have attracted tremendous attention recently, because mobility of a sink provides an efficient method to improve data gathering performance in WSNs. However, in such kind of WSN, the efficiency of data dissemination is obviously affected by the trajectory of the MS. Therefore,(More)
A learning community is a group of people who share common values and beliefs, are actively engaged in learning together from each other. In order to improve the teaching and learning quality of our college, teachers and students were assigned into various learning Communities. An information system is needed to provide good supports for learning(More)
An effective integrated teaching Management Model of college is proposed. Moddle, an opened course management system, is used to build the PLA-based integrated teaching managing platform. Based on this platform, the college administration management, classroom teaching monitoring, class management, network courses management, laboratory construction(More)