Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia is a severe disease caused by S. aureus strains carrying the Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes (lukS-PV & lukF-PV) encoded on various bacteriophages (such as phiSLT). Clinical PVL+ strains isolated from necrotizing pneumonia display an increased
The Journal of clinical investigation, 123(11), 4950-4962 (2013-10-19)
The use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has been postulated to be the most effective strategy for developing patient-specific respiratory epithelial cells, which may be valuable for lung-related cell therapy and lung tissue engineering. We generated a relatively homogeneous
Frontiers in neuroscience, 12, 743-743 (2018-10-31)
Haloperidol is a commonly used antipsychotic drug for treating schizophrenia. Clinical imaging studies have found that haloperidol can cause volume loss of human brain tissue, which is supported by animal studies showing that haloperidol reduces the number of synaptic spines.
Neural crest cells (NCCs) derive early in vertebrate ontogenesis from neural tube as a population of migratory cells with exquisite differentiation potential. Abnormalities in NCC behaviour are cause of debilitating diseases including cancers and a spectrum of neurocristopathies. Thanks to
Frontiers in microbiology, 2, 120-120 (2011-06-21)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) are diarrheagenic pathotypes of E. coli that cause gastrointestinal disease with the potential for life-threatening sequelae. While certain EHEC and EPEC virulence mechanisms have been extensively studied, the factors that mediate
The in vitro generation of a functional retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) for therapeutic applications requires a limitless source of RPE cells and a supporting scaffold, which improves cell survival and promotes the acquisition of the RPE phenotype. We successfully differentiated human
Pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidin-4(1H)-one derivatives as selective inhibitors of EGFR threonine790 to methionine790 (T790M) mutants.
Tianfeng Xu et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 52(32), 8387-8390 (2013-06-28)
Applied and environmental microbiology, 79(21), 6535-6543 (2013-08-21)
Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug-resistant pathogen associated with hospital outbreaks of infection across the globe, particularly in the intensive care unit. The ability of A. baumannii to survive in the hospital environment for long periods is linked to antibiotic resistance
American journal of cancer research, 8(6), 993-1007 (2018-07-24)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent and lethal cancers. It has been demonstrated that aberrant expression of miRNAs plays an important role in HCC development. Here, we observed decreased miR-125b expression status in tumor samples from HCC
International journal of clinical and experimental pathology, 8(9), 10941-10946 (2015-12-01)
This study aims to explore the effects of vein subvolution combined with neural stem cells on nerve regeneration. Animal model of sciatic nerve defects was established with SD rats. A total of 63 SD rats were divided into control group
LIM and SH3 protein 1 (LASP1) is an actin-binding protein which is overexpressed in many types of cancers and plays important roles in cancer progression. however, the role of LASP1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is still unknown. We sought