Elife 2014 Nov 17;3. Epub 2014 Nov 17.
Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Biology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
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Glia 2018 03 16;66(3):562-575. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Amyloid β (Aβ)-induced neuroinflammation plays an important part in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Emerging evidence supports a role for the transient receptor potential melastatin-related 2 (TRPM2) channel in Aβ-induced neuroinflammation, but how Aβ induces TRPM2 channel activation and this relates to neuroinflammation remained poorly understood. We investigated the mechanisms by which Aβ activates the TRPM2 channel in microglial cells and the relationships to microglial activation and generation of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), a key cytokine implicated in AD. Read More
Orthopedics 2017 Jan 27;40(1):e141-e156. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
Peripheral nerve injury can have a potentially devastating impact on a patient's quality of life, resulting in severe disability with substantial social and personal cost. Refined microsurgical techniques, advances in peripheral nerve topography, and a better understanding of the pathophysiology and molecular basis of nerve injury have all led to a decisive leap forward in the field of translational neurophysiology. Nerve repair, nerve grafting, and nerve transfers have improved significantly with consistently better functional outcomes. Read More
Sci Rep 2016 10 21;6:35480. Epub 2016 Oct 21.
Department of Women's Health Educational System, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, N15, W7, Sapporo 0608638, Japan.
Derepression of wild-type p53 by suppressing its negative inhibitor iASPP (Inhibitor of apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53) represents a potential therapeutic option for cervical cancer (CC). Here, we reported a novel functional significance of iASPP upregulation in cervical tumorigenesis: iASPP acts as a key promoter of CC cell proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion and cancer stemness, by interacting with p53 to suppress p53-mediated transcription of target genes and reducing p53-responsive microRNA-34a levels. Moreover, we demonstrate that miR-124, directly targeting iASPP, reduces expression of iASPP and attenuates CC cell growth and invasiveness. Read More
Clin Med Insights Pathol 2016 23;9:5-11. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
Senior Pathologist, Pathology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Hematoxylin-eosin-stained slide preparation is one of the most durable techniques in medicine history, which has remained unchanged since implemented. It allows an accurate microscopic diagnosis of the vast majority of tissue samples. In many circumstances, this technique cannot answer all the questions posed at the initial diagnostic level. Read More
Parasitol Int 2013 Oct 26;62(5):454-8. Epub 2013 Jun 26.
The Key Laboratory of Animal Disease and Human Health of Sichuan Province, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya'an, PR China.
Fifty-seven fecal samples were collected from giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) in Sichuan and examined for Cryptosporidium oocysts by Sheather's sugar flotation technique. An 18-year-old male giant panda was Cryptosporidium positive, with oocysts of an average size of 4.60×3. Read More