Lifang Zheng

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The prooxidant effect of resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stibene) and its synthetic analogues (ArOH), that is, 3,4,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stibene (3,4,4'-THS), 3,4,5-trihydroxy-trans-stibene (3,4,5-THS), 3,4-dihydroxy-trans-stibene (3,4-DHS), 4,4'-dihydroxy-trans-stibene (4,4'-DHS), 2,4-dihydroxy-trans-stilbene (2,4-DHS), 3,5-dihydroxy-trans-stilbene(More)
BACKGROUND A bioactive compound from Paecilomyces tenuipes (BCPT) has an inhibitory effect on monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) in vitro and in vivo, which indicates BCPT may be a potential antidepressant. In this study we aimed to study the antidepressant effects of BCPT in the chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) model in rats and(More)
It is well known the standard particle filter has a good effect when the observation accuracy is low. However, if the observation accuracy is high, the likelihood distribution may become aiguilles-like and locate at the tail of the prior distribution curve; this will make the filter diverge. To solve the problem, a kind of adaptive particle filter is(More)
Resveratrol is a well-known natural antioxidant and cancer chemopreventive agent that has attracted much interest in the past decade. Resveratrol-directed compounds were synthesized, and their antioxidant effects against reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced DNA damage, their prooxidant effects on DNA damage in the presence cupric ions, and their cytotoxic(More)
The prooxidant effect of hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs), i.e., caffeic acid (CaA), chlorogenic acid (ChA), sinapic acid (SA), ferulic acid (FA), 3-hydroxycinnamic acid (3-HCA) and 4-hydroxycinnamic acid (4-HCA) 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 the(More)
Treatment of cells with estrogens and several pure ERalpha antagonists rapidly induces down-regulation of the alpha-type estrogen receptor (ERalpha) in the nucleus by mechanisms that are sensitive to the proteasome inhibitors, MG132 and clasto-lactacystin-beta-lactone. Hence, it is believed that these ER ligands induce down-regulation of ERalpha by(More)
Phenylpropanoid amides of octopamine (OA) 1a-1e and dopamine (DA) 2a-2e were synthesised and the structure-activity relationships (SARs) for antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibition activities were analysed. Among synthesised compounds, 2c, which contains two catechol moieties, exhibited the most DPPH radical-scavenging activity (EC(50)=16.2 ± 2.4 μM), and 1d(More)
One genus and species are synonymized in the tribe Empoascini of the subfamily Typhlocybinae. Bhatasca Dworakowska, 1995is a junior synonym of Alebrasca Hayashi & Okada, 1994, Bhatasca rectangulata Qin & Zhang, 2011is a junior synonym of Alebrasca actinidiae Hayashi & Okada, 1994. Furthermore, Bhatasca expansa is (necessarily) transferred to the genus(More)