Chun-hua Zhou

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Fruits of 23 loquat ( Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) cultivars, of which 11 were white-fleshed and 12 red-fleshed, were analyzed for color, carotenoid content, and vitamin A values. Color differences between two loquat groups were observed in the peel as well as in the flesh. beta-Carotene and lutein were the major carotenoids in the peel, which accounted for(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of rat umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs) from Wharton's jelly on dibutyltin dichloride (DBTC)-induced chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pancreatic fibrosis in rats. METHODS A rat model of CP induced by DBTC was used. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided(More)
Doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI) is an exception to the typical maternal inheritance of mitochondrial (mt) DNA in Metazoa, and found only in some bivalves. In species with DUI, there are two highly divergent gender-associated mt genomes: maternal (F) and paternal (M), which transmit independently and show different tissue localization. Solenaia(More)
EDTA was used as extractant to leach Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd from tailing soils in soil columns. The redistributions of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd were determined using the sequential extraction procedure of the optimized European Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) before and after extraction. The results indicated that EDTA was an effective extracting agent because of(More)
Fruits produce a range of volatile compounds that make up their characteristic aromas and contribute to their flavor. Fruit volatile compounds are mainly comprised of esters, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, lactones, terpenoids and apocarotenoids. Many factors affect volatile composition, including the genetic makeup, degree of maturity, environmental(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to quantify the changes in post-orthodontic demineralized enamel lesion surface areas after using casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP). METHODS Ten orthodontic patients (mean age, 17.7 years) were involved in this study who had multiple decalcified enamel lesion after fixed orthodontic therapy. Ten(More)
The genetic diversity of the three major artificially propagated populations of Chinese sucker, an endangered freshwater fish species, was investigated using the sequences of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control regions. Among the 89 individuals tested, 66 variable sites (7.26%) and 10 haplotypes were detected (Haplotype diversity Hd = 0.805, Nucleotide(More)
Angiogenesis play a critical role in tumor growth and metastasis. Increasing evidence suggests that endoglin is a powerful marker of angiogenesis in solid malignancies. Thus, breaking of immune tolerance of self-endoglin-associated angiogenesis is an attractive approach to cancer therapy. To test this concept, we recombined the extracellular domains of(More)
Aculamprotula tientsinensis is a rare and endemic species of freshwater mussel in China. This study firstly determined the complete F-type mitochondrial genome of A. tientsinensis. The circle genome (15 695 bp) comprises 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes, 1 FORF gene. Except for cob, nad5 and nad6, the remaining protein-coding genes(More)
Lepidodesma languilati is considered threatened because of the influence of human activities in China. The complete F-type mitochondrial genome of L. languilati was determined in this study (GenBank accession no. KT381195). It is a 15 754-bp-long circular molecule that consists of 37 genes that are typically found in other invertebrates. The overall base(More)