Fang-Fang Yang

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Estrogenic 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17 beta-HSD) plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of estrogens. We overproduced human placental estrogenic 17 beta-HSD using a baculovirus expression system for the study of the enzyme mechanism. A cDNA encoding the entire open reading frame of human 17 beta-HSD was inserted into the genome of Autographa(More)
Waterborne ammonia has become a persistent pollutant of aquatic habitats. The exposure to ammonia stress can reduce growth in a wide range of aquatic organisms. To assess the effect of ammonia exposure on the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factors (GH/IGF) axis, we identified and characterized GHR1, GHR2 and IGF-1 from pufferfish. Comparative analysis(More)
Apoptosis plays a crucial role in many biological processes, including development, cellular homeostasis and immune responses. The BCL-2 family is a key regulator of the mitochondrial response to apoptotic signals in the intrinsic pathway. In this study, we identified and characterized the cDNA and expression pattern of pufferfish BCL-2 (PfBCL-2). The(More)
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