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Nitric oxide (NO) is a bioactive molecule involved in many biological events, and has been reported as pro-oxidant as well as anti-oxidant in plants. In the present study, the sources of NO production under water stress, the role of NO in water stress-induced hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) accumulation and subcellular activities of anti-oxidant enzymes in leaves(More)
The sources of nitric oxide (NO) production in response to abscisic acid (ABA) and the role of NO in ABA-induced hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) accumulation and subcellular antioxidant defense in leaves of maize (Zea mays L.) plants were investigated. ABA induced increases in generation of NO and activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in maize leaves. Such(More)
Using pharmacological and biochemical approaches, the signaling pathways between hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), calcium (Ca(2+))-calmodulin (CaM), and nitric oxide (NO) in abscisic acid (ABA)-induced antioxidant defense were investigated in leaves of maize (Zea mays L.) plants. Treatments with ABA, H(2)O(2), and CaCl(2) induced increases in the generation of(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous research results showed that Type II cGMP dependent protein kinase (PKG II) could block the activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and consequently inhibit the proliferation and the related MAPK/ERK-mediated signal transduction of gastric cancer cell line BGC-823, suggesting that PKG II might inhibit other(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in a number of physiological and pathological processes. As an important biological mediator, NO has been the focus of cancer study for its function in tumorigenesis, tumor progression and death. The effects of NO on tumor cells are multifaceted, but many details underlying these effects are not yet well understood. In this(More)
Extensive and dynamic chromatin remodeling occurs after fertilization, including DNA methylation and histone modifications. These changes underlie the transition from gametic to embryonic chromatin and are thought to facilitate early embryonic development. Histone H3 lysine 4 methylation (H3K4me) is an important epigenetic mechanism that associates with(More)
Decreasing oocyte competence with maternal aging is a major factor in mammalian infertility. One of the factors contributing to this infertility is changes to chromatin modifications, such as histone acetylation in old MII stage oocytes. Recent studies indicate that changes in histone acetylation at MII arise at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage. We(More)
The scaffold protein IQGAP1 is closely related to certain Rho GTPases. Research has revealed that IQGAP1 acts as an effector of Cdc42 and Rac1 in the regulation of cell activity such as proliferation and migration. However, whether IQGAP1 is associated with RhoC, another important Rho GTPase, is unclear. Previous results from our laboratory indicated that(More)
Our previous study found that Type II cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG II) is expressed at lower levels in human gastric cancer tissues and cell lines and increasing the expression and activity of PKG II inhibited the proliferation of cancer cell line BGC-823. However, the mechanism through which PKG II inhibits(More)
Our previous research data showed that type II cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKGII) inhibited EGF-induced MAPK/ERK-mediated signal transduction through blocking the phosphorylation of EGFR caused by EGF. Since EGFR also mediates other MAPK-mediated signal transduction pathways, this study was designed to investigate whether PKGII inhibits EGF-induced(More)