Han-zhong Feng

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BACKGROUND The differential adaptations of cerebrovasculature and small mesenteric arteries could be one of critical factors in postspaceflight orthostatic intolerance, but the cellular mechanisms remain unknown. We hypothesize that there is a differential regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) determined by the alterations in the functions of plasma membrane(More)
We previously reported that a restrictive N-terminal truncation of cardiac troponin I (cTnI-ND) is up-regulated in the heart in adaptation to hemodynamic stresses. Over-expression of cTnI-ND in the hearts of transgenic mice revealed functional benefits such as increased relaxation and myocardial compliance. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
Effects of oral administration of cryomilled powder of the soft-shelled turtle (SST powder) on forced-exercise performance and stress-induced reduction in sexual and learning behavior were studied in mice. In the fatigue-preventive experiment, the SSt powder was administered orally to mice which were forced to climb a descending rope for 60 min a day. The(More)
Carbonic anhydrase III (CAIII) is a metabolic enzyme and a regulator for intracellular pH. CAIII has been reported with high level expression in slow twitch skeletal muscles. Here we demonstrate that CAIII is expressed in multiple slow and fast twitch muscles of adult mouse independent of the expression of myosin isoforms. Expressing similar fast type of(More)
Objective. To observe the dynamic changes in tetanic tension in 4-week tail-suspended rat soleus (SOL) and extensor digitorum longus muscle (EDL) and to elucidate its underlying mechanisms. Method. After 4 weeks of tail suspension SOL and EDL of the rats were isolated and perfused. Their isometric twitch and tetanic tensions were recorded. Result. Atrophy(More)
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