Hong-Yu Zhang

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Oranges are an important nutritional source for human health and have immense economic value. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of the draft genome of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). The assembled sequence covers 87.3% of the estimated orange genome, which is relatively compact, as 20% is composed of repetitive elements. We predicted 29,445(More)
The radical scavenging potential of phenolic compounds occurring in Olea europaea and of recently identified hydroxytyrosol metabolites was evaluated by means of quantum chemical calculations. The bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE) of phenolic hydroxyl groups and the ionization potential (IP) were calculated as descriptors to predict the H-atom-donating and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are indispensable regulators for development and defense in eukaryotes. However, the miRNA species have not been explored for rice (Oryza sativa) immunity against the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, the most devastating fungal pathogen in rice production worldwide. Here, by deep sequencing small RNA libraries from susceptible and(More)
AIM To establish the methylation profile of the promoter CpG islands of 31 genes that might play etiological roles in colon carcinogenesis. METHODS The methylation specific PCR in conjunction of sequencing verification was used to establish the methylation-profile of the promoter CpG islands of 31 genes in colorectal cancer (n = 65), the neighboring(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that consumption of tea, especially green tea, is good for preventing cancer. To elucidate the cancer preventive mechanisms of green tea, much effort has been devoted to investigating the anticancer effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major component of green tea. It has been revealed that EGCG restrained(More)
Differences in the antioxidant activity of some biosynthetically related ferulic acid derivatives induced by the presence of characteristic groups (-COOH, -CHO, -CH(2)OH, -CH(3), and -COOC(2)H(5)) at the end of their carbon side chain were investigated using both experimental and computational methods. The relative order of the scavenging activity toward(More)
For drug discovery, historical experience is always of significance. Through examining the history of traditional medicines, we find that these medicines have more implications for drug discovery than just providing new chemical entities. The history of traditional medicines indicates that they depended more on the combination of natural agents than on(More)
In order to find natural agents against Dactylogyrus intermedius in goldfish, petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol extracts of three medicinal plants (Dryopteris crassirhizoma, Kochia scoparia, and Polygala tenuifolia) were screened for antiparasitic properties using in vivo anthelmintic efficacy assay. Among these extracts(More)
Observations on the applicability of the ABTS(*+) assay to define structure-activity relationships (SARs) among phenols (AH) were based on experimental data and theoretical calculations. All AH examined (hydroxycinnamic derivatives, simple polyphenols, polyhydroxybenzoates, and flavonoids) were found to be active toward ABTS(*+). Moreover, known weak(More)
AIM To establish a method to detect the expression of the tumor specific growth factor TSGF, CA242 and CA19-9 in serum and evaluate their value in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. METHODS ELISA and Biochemical colorimetric assay were used to detect the serum content of TSGF, CA242 and CA19-9 in 200 normal cases, 52 pancreatitis patients and 96 pancreatic(More)