Li-Xiang Chen

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The prooxidant effect of caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE) and its structurally analogues on supercoiled pBR322 plasmid DNA strand breakage and calf thymus DNA damage in the presence of Cu(II) ions has been studied. It was found that CAPE exhibit remarkably higher activity in the DNA damage than the ones bearing no ortho-dihydroxyl functionality. Kinetic(More)
In the present study, two analogues containing N-Me-Gly (Sarcosine, Sar) were synthesized to further investigate the structural-activity relationships of orphanin FQ/nociceptin (OFQ/NC, NC). The replacement of Gly(2) or Gly(3) with Sar increased the flexibility and decreased the hydrophobicity of the N-terminal tetrapeptide. The activity of the analogues(More)
Neuropeptide FF (NPFF) and NPVF, two closely NPFF related peptides, have different affinities for the two NPFF receptors (NPFF1 and NPFF2). To assess the peripheral effects of NPFF receptors in the gastrointestinal tract motility, NPFF and NPVF were tested in the mouse isolated distal colon. Both NPFF (1-15 microM) and NPVF (1-15 microM) dose-dependently(More)
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a treatment that focuses on psychological and behavioral factors. Although the CBT-I has proven efficacy, yet 32%-V89% of patients fail to consistently follow recommendations. The critical challenge of CBT-I is how to enhance the adherence of patients to therapy. In this study, we propose a persuasion(More)
We theoretically investigate the electro-optic coupling in an optical superlattice of linear chirped-periodically poled lithium niobate. It is found that the electro-optic coupling in such optical superlattice can work in a wide wavelength range. Some of examples, with bandwidths of 20, 40, 80, 120 nm, are demonstrated. The way to determine the electric(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) has been found to be over-expressed in esophageal carcinoma (EC) and it could be considered as a potential tumor-associated antigen (TAA). In the present study, six candidate peptides from COX-2 were firstly predicted and synthesized. Among them, P(479) had the highest affinity and stability toward both HLA-A *0201 and HLA-A *03(More)
This work was designed to observe the effects of nociceptin(13-17), one of the main metabolites of nociceptin (also termed orphanin FQ), in pain modulation at supraspinal level in mice. Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of nociceptin/orphanin FQ(13-17) (N/OFQ(13-17)) (5, 0.5, 0.05, 0.005 nmol/mouse) dose-dependently induced potent hyperalgesic(More)
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