Jun-bo Wang

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Cardiac-restricted transcription factors dHAND and myocyte enhancer factor 2C are expressed in the developing heart and activate several cardiac promoters. However, their regulatory mechanisms are still to be understood. To elucidate their exact regulatory functions, we have developed an RNA interference strategy to specifically inhibit dHAND and myocyte(More)
We investigated the effects of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) on palmitate-induced insulin resistance in C2C12 skeletal muscle myotubes. Palmitate-reduced glucose uptake was restored by APS. APS prevented palmitate-induced C2C12 myotubes from impaired insulin signaling by inhibiting Ser307 phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) and(More)
To observe the effects of marine collagen peptides (MCPs) prepared from chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) skin on life span and spontaneous tumor incidence, Sprague-Dawley rats were fed diets supplemented with MCP at concentrations of 0%, 2.25%, 4.5%, and 9% (wt/wt) from the age of 4 weeks until natural death. There were 40 rats in each group (male:female(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the protective effect of marine collagen peptides (MCPs) on the skin of aged mice induced by D-galactose. METHODS Subchronic toxicity study was conducted while D-galactose induced subacute aging model was established. D-galactose dose of 0.125 g/kg body weight was intraperitoneally injected daily for 90 days. Marine collagen(More)
This study aimed to investigate the immunomodulating activity of small molecule oligopeptides from sea cucumber (Codonopsis pilosula) (SOP) in mice. Seven assays were performed to determine the immunomodulatory effects, including splenic lymphocyte proliferation and delayed-type hypersensitivity assays (cell-mediated immunity), IgM antibody response of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the developmental toxicity of ginsenoside Rb1 and the potential mechanism of it in vitro. METHODS Whole embryo culture system was used in this research. Embryos were exposed to various concentrations of ginsenoside Rb1, and scored for growth and development at the end of the 48h culture period. RESULTS With the concentration of Rb1(More)
BT799 is a genetically modified (GM) maize plant that expresses the Cry1Ac gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). The Cry1Ac gene was introduced into maize line Zhen58 to encode the Bt crystal protein and thus produce insect-resistant maize BT799. Expression of Bt protein in planta confers resistance to Lepidopteran pests and corn rootworms. The present(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate effects of exogenous 5'-nucleotides on acute alcohol intoxication in SD rats. METHODS In our study, 24 male SD rats were randomly divided into 4 groups which included a control group treated with normal saline and three experimental groups treated with low, medium and high doses of exogenous 5'-nucleotides (0.2, 0.8, 3.2 g/kg body(More)
Due to the increased consumption of marine collagen peptides preparation (MCP) as ingredients in functional foods and pharmaceuticals, it was necessary to carry out safety requirements in the form of an oral chronic toxicity assessment. In order to define the oral chronic toxicity of MCP, a 24-month feeding study of MCP was carried out. Sprague-Dawley (S-D)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative molecular mass of marine collagen peptides (MCPs) and investigate the effects of MCPs on serum lipids, anti-oxidative enzymes and malondialdehyde (MDA) in hyperlipidemic rats. METHODS Sephadex G-25, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass(More)