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The dopamine (DA) D(1) receptor is the most highly expressed DA receptor subtype among the DA receptor family. Although the first DA D(1) receptor selective ligand SCH-23390 (1) was introduced more than two decades ago, clinically useful D(1) receptor selective ligands are rare. A renewed interest was ignited in the early 1990s by Nichols and Mailman who(More)
Salvicine, a structurally modified diterpenoid quinone derived from Salvia prionitis, is a nonintercalative topoisomerase II (topo II) poison. The compound possesses potent in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity with a broad spectrum of anti-multidrug resistance activity and is currently in phase II clinical trials. To elucidate the distinct antitumor(More)
BACKGROUND This randomized phase III study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from gastric cancer. METHODS Sixty-eight gastric PC patients were randomized into CRS alone (n = 34) or CRS + HIPEC (n = 34) receiving(More)
Rhodococcus erythropolis WZ010 was capable of producing optically pure (2S,3S)-2,3-butanediol in alcoholic fermentation. The gene encoding an acetoin(diacetyl) reductase from R. erythropolis WZ010 (ReADR) was cloned, overexpressed in Escherichia coli, and subsequently purified by Ni-affinity chromatography. ReADR in the native form appeared to be a(More)
To explore novel effective drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a series of dual inhibitors of acetylcholineterase (AChE) and beta-secretase (BACE-1) were designed based on the multi-target-directed ligands strategy. Among them, inhibitor 28 exhibited good dual potency in enzyme inhibitory potency assay (BACE-1: IC(50)=0.567 microM; AChE:(More)
BACKGROUND Genome sequencing and post-genomics projects such as structural genomics are extending the frontier of the study of sequence-structure-function relationship of genes and their products. Although many sequence/structure-based methods have been devised with the aim of deciphering this delicate relationship, there still remain large gaps in this(More)
The C-terminal domain of the bacterial transcription antiterminator RfaH undergoes a dramatic all-α-helix to all-β-barrel transition when released from its N-terminal domain. These two distinct folding patterns correspond to different functions: the all-α state acts as an essential regulator of transcription to ensure RNA polymerase binding, whereas the(More)
Nucleosome organization influences gene activity by controlling DNA accessibility to transcription machinery. Here, we develop a chemical biology approach to determine mammalian nucleosome positions genome-wide. We uncovered surprising features of nucleosome organization in mouse embryonic stem cells. In contrast to the prevailing model, we observe that for(More)
A back-illuminated mesa-structure InGaAs/InP modified uni-traveling-carrier photodiode (MUTC-PD) is fabricated and its frequency response is investigated. A bandwidth of 40 GHz and a saturation photocurrent up to 33 mA are demonstrated. A photocurrent-dependent equivalent circuit model is proposed to analyze the frequency response of the high power(More)