G-P Zhang

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Adiponectin is a cytokine secreted specifically by adipocytes that has been proposed to enhance insulin sensitivity and prevent atherosclerosis. Adiponectin receptors (adipoR1 and adipoR2) are recently found in mice which act as receptors for globular and full-length adiponectin to mediate the fatty-acid oxidation and glucose uptake in muscle and liver. The(More)
Wogonin, one of flavonoid compounds isolated from Chinese herbal plants Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, has been recognized as a potent anti-cancer agent acting through control of growth, differentiation and apoptosis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of its anti-cancer activity remains to be further elucidated. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that exendin-4 (Ex-4) may possess neurotrophic and neuroprotective functions in ischemia insults, but its mechanism remained unknown. Here, by using real-time PCR and ELISA, we identified the distribution of active GLP-1Rs in the rat primary cortical neurons. After establishment of an in vitro ischemia model by oxygen/glucose(More)
Blood lead levels of 180 pupils from two elementary schools were determined and the intellectual development of the children was followed. The children in these two groups were similar in most nonlead variables. Results showed that pupils at the school near a battery plant had higher blood lead levels than those at a school in a residential neighborhood. An(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no study has investigated how prescription patterns change over time in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. This study aimed to determine psychotropic drug prescription patterns and the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for schizophrenia and their changes over time in a large psychiatric institution in Beijing, China. METHODS The(More)
AIMS Identification and characterization of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) envelope protein gene from swine. METHODS AND RESULTS Genomic RNA was separated from JEV isolated strain Henan-09-03, and used as templates for cDNA synthesis of E gene. The cDNA of E gene was amplified by RT-PCR and cloned into the pMD19-T-Vector and confirmed by sequencing.(More)
A double-headed trypsin inhibitor peptide was isolated and purified from the root of Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim (Cucurbitaceae), a Chinese medical herb, by 2.5% trichloroacetic acid and heat treatment followed by affinity chromatography with immobilized trypsin and ion-exchange chromatography. This inhibitor, consisting of 41 amino-acid residues with(More)
Serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS), estradiol (E2), luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) were measured by radioimmunoassay in 170 healthy school girls from 7-16 years old. Blood samples from postmenarcheal girls were taken on days 6-10 of the menstrual cycle. Bone age, height, weight, breast and pubic hair development(More)
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