Binggen Ru

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To investigate molecular mechanisms of human brain aging, brain proteins were isolated from postmortem human young and old brains and profiled by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). With the help of special software, five down-regulated protein spots in two-dimensional gel electrophoresis gels of old brains were found compared with young brains,(More)
Tau is a neuronal microtubule-associated protein found predominantly in axons. Hyperphosphorylation of tau reduces the stability of microtubules, which may be a pathogenic mechanism in Alzheimer's disease. To understand the different effects between tau and glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3beta) phosphorylated tau on the organization and stability of(More)
A glutathione S-transferase (GST) fusion protein expression system for the production and purification of recombinant human trefoil factor family-domain peptide 3 (hTFF3) was established. The hTFF3 gene, prepared by PCR, was cloned into a pBluescript KS(+) plasmid, and inserted into a pGEX-4T-1 GST fusion vector. The GST-hTFF3 fusion protein was expressed(More)
Human brain proteins were isolated from left and right temporal cortex lobes at the age of 73, 23, 84 years and separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). 2-DE was carried out with an immobilized pH gradient strip in the first dimension and by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the second dimension. Over 800(More)
A strategy for expression and purification of recombinant N-terminal human trefoil factor family-domain peptide 3 (hTFF3) in Escherichia coli was established. The gene of hTFF3 was synthesized to substitute the low-usage condons with corresponding high-usage synonymous condons. At the same time, the signal peptide of DsbC was added to the N-terminus of the(More)
Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is an adult-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder. However, its pathogenic mechanisms underlying this disorder remain poorly understood. The authors examined changes of proteome profiles between three nondemented comparison brains and a CBD brain based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Two up-regulated proteins(More)
We examined the protective effect of growth inhibitory factor (GIF) against zinc-induced neuronal death in rat hippocampal neurons. In an in vitro cell culture system, 300 microM Zn(2+) readily induced death of hippocampal neuronal cells, which was characterized by massive necrosis and a minor degree of apoptosis. Neither the addition of recombinant GIF nor(More)
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