Chih-Juo Madeline Yin

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We previously reported that a deficiency in prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) transduction during the early last larval instar of Bombyx mori plays a role in leading to very low ecdysteroid levels in the hemolymph, inactivation of corpora allata, as well as larval-pupal transformation. In the present study, the role of juvenile hormone (JH) in the(More)
Artificial photosynthesis (AP) is a promising method of converting solar energy into fuel (H(2)). Harnessing solar energy to generate H(2) from H(+) is a crucial process in systems for artificial photosynthesis. Widespread application of a device for AP would rely on the use of platinum-free catalysts due to the scarcity of noble metals. Here we report a(More)
Changes in haemolymph juvenile hormone (JH) concentrations of larvae of the southwestern corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella, were used to estimate the activity of the corpora allata. The haemolymph of penultimate nondiapause instars contained a maximum JH titre of 3000 Galleria units (GU)/ml, whereas the titre in the final instar had dropped to 140 GU/ml(More)
[Fe]-Hydrogenase catalyzes the hydrogenation of a biological substrate via the heterolytic splitting of molecular hydrogen. While many synthetic models of [Fe]-hydrogenase have been prepared, none yet are capable of activating H2 on their own. Here, we report the first Fe-based functional mimic of the active site of [Fe]-hydrogenase, which was developed(More)
The in vitro release of juvenile hormones (JH) by female, and of JH acids (JHA) by male corpora allata (CA) ofLeucania loreyi was identified by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Separation and quantification were accomplished by HPLC and GC, respectively. JH II and JH III were the major components released by CA of(More)
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