Jin Shiung Cheng

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The effects of timosaponin A-III (TA-III), from Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, on Ca(2+) mobilization in vascular endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells and on vascular tension have been explored. TA-III increased intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) in endothelials cells at a concentration larger than 5 microM with an EC(50) of 15 microM, and(More)
This study explored the effect of deltamethrin, a pesticide, on free Ca(2+) concentration [Ca(2+)]i, viability, and apoptosis in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) canine renal tubular cells. Deltamethrin at concentrations between 10μM and 40μM evoked [Ca(2+)]i rises in a concentration-dependent manner. The Ca(2+) entry was inhibited by nifedipine, econazole,(More)
4beta-Methoxymethyl-4beta-demethyl territrem B [5] was synthesized from 4beta-hydroxymethyl-beta-demethyl territrem B [4] by treatment with dimethyl sulfate in methanolic NaOH. The structure of 5 was elucidated by uv, nmr and mass spectra. The IC50 of 5 on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was 6.30 x 10(-5) M, which indicated 0.4% of the anti-AChE activity of(More)
Bifonazole is an antifungal drug widely used for treating skin diseases. The effect of bifonazole on physiology of cancer cells is unclear. The effect of bifonazole on cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i) and viability in PC3 human prostate cancer cells was explored. The Ca(2+)-sensitive fluorescent dye, fura-2, was applied to measure [Ca(2+)]i.(More)
Insluin injected intravenously caused a rapid, marked decrease in hepatic glucose secretion in the rabbit, as determined by an isotope-dilution procedure. This was associated with a decrease in the concentrations of gluconeogenic intermediates from phosphoenolpyruvate to triose phosphates, inclusive, compatible with inhibition of gluconeogenesis at(More)
The time course of alteration in neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and the influence of glutamate receptor antagonists on immunoreactivity of nNOS were investigated immunohistochemically in rat hippocampus during penicillin-induced epilepsy. It was found that nNOS-like immunoreactivity in hippocampus increased at 4 h after initiation of seizure and(More)