Le-tian Shan

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The endophytic bacterium, MD-b1, was isolated from the medicinal plant Ophiopogon japonicas and identified as the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens sp. with 99% similarity based on the partial sequence analysis of 16S rDNA. Exopolysaccharides were extracted from the endophyte for the evaluation of its antitumor activity against gastric carcinoma cell lines (MC-4(More)
A cell wall protein, CWP10, resolved from the conidial formic acid extract of a Metarhizium anisopliae isolate, was characterized as a new 9.9-kDa protein with a 32-aa signal peptide with a central hydrophobic region (ca. 10 residues) at its N-terminus. This protein was proven neither to be hydrophobic nor glycosylated and encoded by a 363-bp, single-copy(More)
To clarify the potential use of hydrophobicity-related traits of aerial conidia in formulation design of fungal biocontrol agents, hydrophobicity rates (H r) and surface areas (S a) of aerial conidia were assessed with 48 strains of Beauveria bassiana, Isaria fumosorosea and Metarhizium spp. Inter- or intra-specific variation was large in H r (59.7–92.2%)(More)
The fungal biocontrol agents Metarhizium species and varieties have been widely applied for insect control but their targets rarely aim at sucking-type homopteran insects such as aphids. To search for fungal candidates against aphids, 16 strains of four varieties of two Metarhizium species, most of which originally infected foliage insect pests in Asia,(More)
BACKGROUND Twenty-three isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikof) Sorokin and M. acridum (Driver & Milner) JF Bischoff, Rehner & Humber from non-aphid host insects around the globe were evaluated for their aphid biocontrol potential, which is not well known. RESULTS The apterous adults of green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) were exposed to(More)
Omphalia lapidescens is an important medicinal fungus as well as traditional Chinese medicine used for disease treatment. It is mainly used as a vermifuge for anthelmintic therapy, but it has not been hitherto reported to possess antitumor activity. In this study, a purified bioactive protein in O. lapidescens (pPeOp)(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of H2O2 on the morphological pattern,vitality,proliferation,cycle period of rabbit intervertebral disc nucleus pulposus cells. METHODS Ten New Zealand white rabbits (2 to 3 kg, female) were used for isolating nucleus pulposus cells under sterilized condition. The culture solution with 15% FBS and DMEM/F12 (1:1) was applied(More)
Appearance of proteomics technology can fleetly filt and reveal specificity biomarkers of disease, this will help to reveal the pathogenesis of femur head necrosis and help early diagnosis, find more effective methods and therapeutic targets. At present, they are hot spots that find out the occurred mechanism,related proteins of early diagnosis and early(More)
Epimedin C is one of the chemical markers and major flavonoids in Herba Epimedii (Yinyanghuo), which is traditionally used to treat bone diseases and gonadal dysfunction in China. Our previous study indicated that epimedin C could induce endothelial-like, but not osteogenic differentiation of C3H/10T1/2 cells in vitro. As vasculogenesis plays a pivotal role(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare biological characteristics between nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cells in vitro model. METHODS Five New Zealand white rabbits (2 to 3 kg, either gender) were isolated nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus under sterilized condition, then cultured in nutrient solution with 15% FBS and DMEM/F12 (1:1) by enzyme digestion combined(More)