Lan Zhang

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BACKGROUND The impact of polymorphic cytochrome P450 CYP2D6 enzyme on oxycodone's metabolism and clinical efficacy is currently being discussed. However, there are only spare data from postoperative settings. The hypothesis of this study is that genotype dependent CYP2D6 activity influences plasma concentrations of oxycodone and its metabolites and impacts(More)
Cell communication affects all aspects of cell structure and behavior, such as cell proliferation, differentiation, division, and coordination of various physiological functions. The moving RNA in plants and mammalian cells indicates that nucleic acid could be one of the various types of messengers for cell communication. The microvesicle is a critical(More)
BACKGROUND Nociceptin/orphanin FQ and its receptor (NOP) are involved in immune responses, inflammation and pain processing. The aim of this study was to investigate the modulation of NOP and prepro-nociceptin (PNoc), the precursor of nociceptin, by inflammatory mediators in human whole blood. METHODS Peripheral blood from healthy volunteers was cultured(More)
Seed shattering is one of the major domestication traits of crops. In wheat, except for the Q gene whose mutation renders free threshing and changing of rachis fragility, not much is known about the molecular mechanism for this process. We report here the cloning and characterization of TaqSH1, the ortholog of the rice seed shattering gene qSH1. TaqSH1(More)
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