Juanjuan Chen

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In utero ethanol exposure elicits apoptotic cell death in the fetal brain, and this may be mediated by oxidative stress. Our studies utilize cultured fetal rat cortical neurons and illustrate that ethanol elicits a rapid onset of oxidative stress, which culminates in mitochondrially mediated apoptotic cell death. Cells exposed to ethanol (2.5 mg/ml)(More)
The photosynthetic glycerolipids composition of algae is crucial for structural and physiological aspects. In this work, a comprehensive characterization of the photosynthetic glycerolipids of the diatom Stephanodiscus sp. was carried out by ultra performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry(More)
Liposome-microbubble complexes (LMC) have become a promising therapeutic carrier for ultrasound-triggered drug delivery to treat malignant tumors. However, the efficacy for ultrasound-assisted chemotherapy in vivo and the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Here, we investigated the feasibility of using paclitaxel-liposome-microbubble complexes(More)
Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are key enzymes to regulate the production of hormones and defensive metabolites in plants, animals and algae. In this research, a full length LOX gene has been cloned and expressed from the red alga Pyropia haitanensis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) gametophyte (PhLOX2). Subsequent phylogenetic analysis showed that such LOX enzymes are(More)
Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray ionization-Quadrupole-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-Q-TOF–MS) is a powerful lipidomic tool. In this study, we developed a UPLC/Q-TOF–MS based method to investigate the lipid metabolomic changes in different growth phases of Nitzschia closterium f. minutissima. The data classification and(More)
The two morphologically similar microalgae NMBluh014 and NMBluh-X belong to two different strains of Nannochloropsis oceanica. They possess obviously different feeding effects on bivalves, but are indistinguishable by 18S rRNA and morphological features. In this work, lipidomic analysis followed by principal component analysis and orthogonal projections to(More)
AIM We investigated the role of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and its mechanism in extravillous cytotrophoblast (EVT) proliferation and invasion in vitro. METHODS Differential enzymatic digestion combined with gradient centrifugation, was used to isolate primary EVT from human chorionic villi collected from early placentae of healthy pregnant women. HCMV(More)
The serum polar lipid metabolic changes for two common cage-cultured fishes, yellow coraker Pseudosciaena crocea and Japanese seabass Lateolabrax japonicus, after tropical storm attack have been studied by ultra-performance liquid chromatography—quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-qTOF-MS). The full scan mass spectrometry combined with(More)
Diatoms are considered to have great potential as new biofuel sources because they can effectively accumulate triacylglycerols (TAGs). Detailed structure information of TAG in diatoms is much needed not only for the assessment of biofuel quality such as fatty acid chain length and unsaturation degree but also for the tracing of biosynthetic precursors(More)
BACKGROUND The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have emerged as useful biomarkers to predict systemic inflammation. However, there is no study to investigate the relationship between the biomarkers and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS Seventy-three newly diagnosed patients with DM and 147 healthy subjects were selected in(More)