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A tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) monodehydroascorbate reductase gene (LeMDAR) was isolated. The LeMDAR-green fluorescence protein (GFP) fusion protein was targeted to chloroplast in Arabidopsis mesophyll protoplast. RNA and protein gel blot analyses confirmed that the sense- and antisense- LeMDAR were integrated into the tomato genome. The MDAR(More)
Developing rapid and diverse microbial mutation tool is of importance to strain modification. In this review, a new mutagenesis method for microbial mutation breeding using the radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharge (RF APGD) plasma jets is summarized. Based on the experimental study, the helium RF APGD plasma jet has been found to be able to(More)
Six new lignans (1-6), along with 14 known compounds, were obtained from Peperomia duclouxii. The new structures were elucidated mainly by the analysis of their NMR and MS data. The absolute configurations of 1-6 were determined by comparing their optical rotations or CD spectra with those of known compounds. In cytotoxic and MDR reversal cell activity(More)
ZigBee is a newly-emerging wireless network technology with short distance, low cost, low rate, low power, high capacity, high security and high reliability, and it is currently widely used in short-range wireless network area. Based on the ZigBee technology, the wireless sensor network has distinguished advantages in greenhouse environment monitoring(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and Aβ-induced neuronal damage is the major pathology of AD. There is increasing evidence that neuroinflammation induced by Aβ is also involved in the pathogenesis of AD. Fasudil is a Rho kinase inhibitor and has been reported to have neuroprotective effects. In(More)
Various studies have confirmed that the CBF (C-repeat binding factor) family of transcription factors has a key role in regulating many plants' responses to cold stress. Here we isolated CBF3 from sweet pepper (Capsicum frutescens). Green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusion protein of CfCBF3 was targeted to the nucleus of the onion epidermis cell. RNA gel blot(More)
A widespread population of cells in CNS is identified by specific expression of the NG2 chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan and named as oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC). OPCs may possess stem cell-like characteristics, including multipotentiality in vitro and in vivo. It was proposed that OPCs in the CNS parenchyma comprise a unique population of glia,(More)
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) are the predominant oligodendrocyte-lineage stage in the cerebral hemispheres of neonatal rat. Prior studies have shown that OPCs are highly vulnerable to hypoxic-ischemic injury, yet the mechanisms are not well understood. P2X(7) receptor (P2X(7)R) is an ATP-gated ion channel that has unusual properties and plays very(More)
Twelve polycyclic diterpenes have been isolated from the roots of Euphorbia kansui. Nine were assigned with an ingenol skeleton, 20-O-(2'E,4'E-decadienoyl)ingenol (1), 20-O-(2'E,4'Z-decadienoyl)ingenol (2), 3-O-(2'E,4'Z-decadienoyl)ingenol (3), 3-O-(2'E,4'E-decadienoyl)ingenol (4), 3-O-(2'E,4'Z-decadienoyl)-5-O-acetylingenol (5),(More)
In our investigation of in vitro anti-allergic screening of medicinal herbal extracts, the ethyl acetate extract of the root of Wikstroemia indica was observed to inhibit nitric oxide (NO) production in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and recombinant mouse interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) activated murine macrophage-like cell line, RAW 264.7. Fractionation of the(More)