DongFang Shi

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Depression is a major psychiatric disorder affecting nearly 21% of the world population and imposes a substantial health burden on society. Although significant progress has been made in depression research, the common molecular mechanism of antidepressants is still far from clearly understood. The neuroprotective effect of antidepressants has been proposed(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Apocynum venetum L. (Apocynaceae), a traditional medicinal plant, has been used for the improvement of emotions in Asian countries. AIM OF THE STUDY We explored the antidepressant-like effect and monoaminergic mechanism of a flavonoids extract from Apocynum venetum leaves (AV-extract). MATERIALS AND METHODS Effect of(More)
We prepared anti-Shiga toxin II variant (Stx2e) and anti-Stx2e B antibodies in chicken egg yolk and investigated their effectiveness in vitro and in vivo. Both Egg yolk antibodies (IgY) reduced the cytotoxic effects of Stx2e to Vero cells. The protective efficacy of anti-Stx2e IgY and anti-Stx2e B IgY was investigated in clean Kunming mice, which were(More)
Live attenuated bacteria delivered orally are interesting tools for mucosal immunization. The objective of this study was to construct a novel counter-selection platform based on an attenuated wild-type Escherichia coli (E. coli) strain and to utilize it for the delivery of LTR192G-STaA13Q fusion protein as an oral vaccine. First, a counter-selectable(More)
Agent-based simulation is increasingly used to study systems in many areas of business and science. Using agent-based simulation for prediction could be very valuable. However, these models usually have a lot of parameters which are difficult to measure directly leading to uncertainty as to the best values to use. Obtaining the values for the parameters may(More)
The objective of this study was to establish a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method for the detection of F5 fimbriae gene in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. A set of four primers were designed based on the conservative sequence of coding F5 fimbriae. Temperature and time condition, specificity test, and sensitivity test were performed with(More)
Paeoniflorin (PF) is a major bioactive ingredient in Radix Paeonia alba roots that has low toxicity and has been shown to have neuroprotective effects. Our in vitro experiments suggested that PF affords a significant neuroprotective effect against MPP+-induced damage and apoptosis in PC12 cells through Bcl-2/Bax/caspase-3 pathway. The objectives of the(More)
In the present study, we investigated the protective mechanism of paeoniflorin (PF), a monoterpene glycoside extracted from Radix Paeoniae alba roots, on MPP+-induced neurotoxicity in cultured rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12). Our work included examination of cell viability assessment, amounts of released lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), intracellular Ca2+(More)
Heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is one of the major virulence factors for causing diarrhea in piglets, and LT is a strong immunogen. Thus, LT represents an important target for development of vaccines and diagnostic tests. In this study, bioinformatic tools were used to predict six antigenic B cell epitopes in the B(More)
Previous epidemiological study showed that most of the porcine enterotoxin Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains harbor multiple enterotoxins but lack any of the fimbriae or non-fimbrial adhesion genes. Therefore, effective ETEC vaccines need to aim directly at all the enterotoxin antigens. The objective of this study was to evaluate the simultaneous immune(More)