Hongfei Chen

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Cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.), especially the large-spikelet-type, often fail to achieve the high yield potential due to poor grain-filling of their inferior (late-flowering) spikelets. The superior (early-flowering) spikelets normally contain more abscisic acid (ABA) than the inferior spikelets. It was speculated that ABA might play a pivotal role in(More)
A series of novel ligustrazinyloxy-cinnamic acid derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory effect on adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet aggregation in vitro, and also assayed for their protective effect against hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced oxidative damage on ECV-304 cells. Some compounds exhibited high(More)
A series of novel stilbene derivatives containing ligustrazinyl moiety was designed, synthesized, and assayed for their protective effects on damaged endothelial cells. The results showed that most ligustrazinyl stilbene derivatives exhibited high protective effects on the human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) damaged by hydrogen peroxide in(More)
The life cycle of HIV-1 requires extensive assistance from the host cell proteins and pathways. TSG101 is one of the cellular proteins involved in the budding process of HIV-1, and plays an important role in the cellular vacuolar protein sorting (Vps) pathway. Its main function being recognizing ubiquitinated cargo, TSG101 also proved to be essential for(More)
Alternate bearing (AB) trees, including Malus prunifolia, are characterized by alternating cycles of heavy (ON tree) and low (OFF tree) fruit loads. The mechanisms regulating the AB phenomenon have not been fully characterized. We completed an iTRAQ-based investigation of M. prunifolia to identify the proteome and metabolic differences between the leaves of(More)
Resveratrol, a naturally derived stilbene that exists in various foods and beverages, has attracted extensive exploration due to its multiple biological activities, such as anticancer, antioxidant, cardiovascular protection, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, chemopreventive effect, neuroprotective effect, immunomodulation and so on. However, owing to its poor(More)
Effective detection of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) activity is significant for cancer research. Herein, we developed a sensitive electroanalytical method to detect human DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) from crude lysates of cancer cells. In this assay, capture DNA having a preferred DNMT1 methylation site was immobilized on a gold electrode(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capability and characteristics of different nanoleakage observation methods, including light microscope (LM), field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM). Dentin specimens were bonded with either an etch-and-rinse(More)
In this paper, the interaction of genistein (GEN) and its four derivatives (GEN1-4) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated by ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra, fluorescence, synchronous fluorescence, three-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism and molecular docking techniques. The experimental results showed that the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different direct current intensities on dentine bonding effectiveness of Clearfil S(3) Bond and on cell viability of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs). Thirty-five-third molars were sectioned and ground to provide flat surfaces. Clearfil S(3) Bond was applied under different current conditions for 30 s(More)