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Asymmetric distribution of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity has previously been demonstrated to occur in the lower side of the gravity-stimulated maize shoot. The localization of immunoreacted IAA-inositol synthase, AChE and safranin was detected in selected organs of gravistimulated dark grown maize seedlings using a light microscope. Immunoreacted(More)
The therapeutic use of neurotrophic factors to treat neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, is considered feasible. Magnolol and honokiol, constituents of the Magnolia plant, are small organic compounds with neurotrophic activity. We investigated whether magnolol and honokiol can prevent age-related learning and memory impairment and(More)
A series of fatty acid amides were synthesized and their peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPAR-α) agonistic activities were evaluated in a normal rat liver cell line, clone 9. The mRNAs of the PPAR-α downstream genes, carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-1 and mitochondrial 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase, were determined by real-time reverse(More)
In this study, we have proposed and demonstrated experimentally a novel monitoring device of single mouse embryo activity after in vitro fertilization (IVF) using a semiconductor-based field effect transistor (FET). The FET biosensor realized to detect it noninvasively, quantitatively, and continuously by change of hydrogen ions with positive charges, which(More)
In solid-phase peptide synthesis, the addition of m-cresol to diluted methanesulfonic acid (MSA) in dichloromethane accelerated the deprotection rate of the acid-labile alpha-amino protecting group, the p-methoxybenzyloxycarbonyl (Z(OMe)) group. Further, 0.1 M MSA, 20% m-cresol/CH2Cl2 was found to be a practically useful N alpha-deprotecting reagent system,(More)
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