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Stamen and carpel identities are specified by the combinatorial activities of several floral homeotic genes, APETALA3, PISTILLATA, AGAMOUS (AG), SEPALLATA1 (SEP1), SEPALLATA2 (SEP2), and SEPALLATA3 (SEP3), all of which code for MADS domain DNA binding proteins. AG and the SEP genes also control floral determinacy. HUA1 and HUA2 were identified previously as(More)
Clinical trials have demonstrated the beneficial effects of Peony-Glycyrrhiza Decoction (PGD) in alleviating antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia (hyperPRL) in schizophrenic patients. In previous experiment, PGD suppressed prolactin (PRL) level in MMQ cells, involving modulating the expression of D2 receptor (DRD2) and dopamine transporter (DAT). In the(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), a novel naturally derived agent, in suppressing prolactin (PRL) hyperactivity and reducing antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia (hyperPRL) and the underlying mechanisms in in vitro and in vivo models. GA treatment for 24 h inhibited PRL synthesis and secretion in MMQ(More)
A 1,965-bp fragment encoding a poly(vinyl alcohol) dehydrogenase (PVADH) from Sphingopyxis sp. 113P3 was synthesized based on the codon bias of the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. The fragment was then amplified by polymerase chain reaction and inserted into the site between EcoRI and NotI sites in pPIC9K, which was under the control of the AOX1(More)
Oxidized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrolase (OPH) is a key enzyme in the degradation of PVA, suggesting that OPH has a great potential for application in textile desizing processes. In this study, the OPH gene from Sphingopyxis sp. 113P3 was modified, by artificial synthesis, for overexpression in Escherichia coli. The OPH gene, lacking the sequence encoding(More)
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