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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)
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)
In order to forecast total coal demand of China, this paper divides consumption by sector in detail, including Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Fishery and Water Conservancy, Industry, Construction, Transport, Storage and Post, Wholesale and Retail Trades, Hotels and Catering Services, Other Sectors, Household Consumption. Then, this paper forecasts(More)
The aim of this work was to integrate decentralized torrefaction with centralized catalytic pyrolysis to convert coffee grounds into the green aromatic precursors of terephthalic acid, namely benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). An economic analysis of this bioproduct system was conducted to examine BTEX yields, biomass costs and their(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)
In early 2013, Beijing and even the whole country of china appeared the haze weather and PM2.5 problem, environmental problems caused widespread attention again. The latest research of "Atmospheric haze tracking and control" special group of CAS results that: coal and motor vehicles are the main cause of the strong fog haze weather. For China, the coal is(More)