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The interaction of a quercetin nickel(II) complex with DNA was investigated using UV-vis spectra, fluorescence measurements, viscosity measurements, agarose gel electrophoresis and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances assay. The results indicate that the quercetin nickel(II) complex can intercalate into the stacked base pairs of DNA, and compete with the(More)
Hunting lead compounds from natural products plays a vital role in finding successful drug candidates. The efficiency of screening campaigns is mainly determined by the validity of selected screening models. To screen desired lead compounds, researchers have developed a plethora of experimental screening models. However, the considerable diversity of(More)
To select rabbiteye blueberry leaves from an appropriate harvest season to develop functional foods, this paper studied the bioactive secondary metabolites and the antioxidant capacity of rabbiteye blueberry leaves from May, September, and November. The results showed the leaves from May had the highest content of total flavonoids (114.21 mg/g) and the(More)
Osmotic stress caused by drought and soil salinity is one of the factors that affect plant root system growth and development. Previous studies have shown that microtubule plays a critical role in plant roots response to osmotic stress, however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, the microtubule orientations in Arabidopsis roots(More)
DNA cleavage activity of quercetin zinc(II) complex has been studied, but little attention has been devoted to the relationship between antitumor activity of this complex and DNA-binding properties. DNA-binding properties of quercetin zinc(II) complex were studied using UV-vis spectra, fluorescence measurements, and viscosity measurements. The results(More)
In this study, we determined the protective effect of total flavonoids from Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid (STF), which is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine, on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (ECV-304) damage induced by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). Treated with 1mmol/L H(2)O(2) for 1h, the viability of ECV-304 cells markedly decreased.(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), is a disorder that causes significant morbidity and mortality. Studies on the pathological mechanisms of DN reveal that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of DN through interacting with receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), which activate a series of intracellular(More)
Nanofibers with ordered patterns and architectures are critically important for many applications, including nanoscale device fabrication and tissue regenerations. During electrospinning process, the charge on a depositing nanofiber will become constant after the volatilization of solvent complete, which happens when the nanofibers get close to a collector(More)
Many methods were used to devise peptide and protein drugs delivery system (DDS). Because of their relatively large size, they have low transdermal bioavailabilities. In systemic delivery of proteins, biodegradable material as parenteral depot formulation occupy an important place because of several aspects like protection of sensitive proteins from(More)
Silk fibroin from the silkworm, Bombyx mori, has excellent properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradation, non-toxicity, adsorption properties, etc. As a kind of ideal biomaterial, silk fibroin has been widely used since it was first utilized for sutures a long time ago. The degradation behavior of silk biomaterials is obviously important for medical(More)