Ziwen Liu

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Dipyrithione (PTS2) possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity. In the present study, we found that PTS2 dose-dependently inhibited the LPS-induced up-regulation of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) protein level in RAW264.7 cells. RT-PCR experiments showed that PTS2 suppressed LPS-induced iNOS but not COX-2 expression at the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the effects of dipyrithione (PTS2) on the expression of IP-10/CXCL10, which has been observed in a wide variety of chronic inflammatory disorders and autoimmune conditions. METHODS RAW264.7 cells (a murine macrophage-like cell line) were cultured in the absence or in the presence of PTS2 (3-10 microM) together with or(More)
Proteasome-dependent degradation of regulatory proteins is a known mechanism of cell cycle control. p21(WAF1/CIP1) (p21), a negative regulator of the cell division cycle, exhibits proteasome-sensitive turnover and ubiquitination. In the present study, we analyzed the regulatory effects of JNK1 on p21 protein accumulation in p53 null K562 cells. We found(More)
The cationic PLL-Fe2o3/SiO2-siRNA nanoparticles with an average crystallite size of about 20 nm were prepared and delivered into primary rat neurons for knockdown of gene expression. Primary rat fetal neurons were scratched to simulate the injury of central nervous system and then were transfected with PLL-Fe2O3/SiO2-siRNA nanoparticles. Optical microscopy,(More)
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