DongFang Shi

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CONTEXT Mogroside V, a compound isolated from Momordica grosvenori Swingle, which belongs to the Cucurbitaceae, is a traditional Chinese medicine reported to have anti-inflammatory potential in murine macrophages and a murine ear edema model. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects and mechanisms of action of this compound in a model of acute lung injury(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)
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)
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)
Escherichia coli-associated diarrhoea is an important disease adversely affecting the pig industry. This study was conducted to investigate the frequency of virulence factors expressed by E. coli strains isolated from suckling pigs with diarrhoea in China. A total of 381 E. coli strains, obtained from 290 faecal samples from pigs on 38 farms, were tested(More)
In the present work, we studied the possible cellular mechanisms of hyperoside isolated from Apocynum venetum leaves in corticosterone-induced neurotoxicity, using PC12 cells as a suitable in vitro model of depression. Cell viability was quantitated by 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The release amount of lactic(More)
The metal(zinc)-inducible smtA gene promoter (smt O-P) from cyanobacteria was applied for the expression of mouse MT-1 cDNA in the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 to enhance its metal-binding capability and to change its main binding specificity from zinc to cadmium. Shuttle expression vector pKT-MRE transformed the cyanobacterial cells by(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)
Many approaches for generating large quantities of recombinant protein in Escherichia coli fuse the protein of interest to a protein tag to enhance solubility and improve recovery. However, the fusion tags can confound downstream applications, as the fusion partner can alter the structure and biological activity of the recombinant protein and proteolytic(More)
Agaricus blazei polysaccharides were analyzed by GC-MS. Results indicated that the polysaccharides contained glucose (93.87%), mannose (3.54%), and arabinose (2.25%). The compositional analysis was completed by the methylation data. These data indicated that Agaricus blazei polysaccharides are glucans. Compared to model rats, rats fed with Agaricus blazei(More)