Lijuan Zheng

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This work was conducted to determine whether congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB), which is caused by a Cacna1f mutation, could affect development of second-order neurons in the retina, such as horizontal cells (HCs). The CSNB rats and age-matched wild type rats were sacrificed at postnatal days (PND) 15, 30 and 60. Morphometric analyses of HCs,(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide-38 (PACAP-38), PACAP-27 and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) increased intracellular cAMP content in human neuroblastoma NB-OK-1 cells transiently. PACAP and VIP also arrested cell growth and induced morphological differentiation, which lasted for 24 h in spite of removal of PACAP-38 and PACAP-27. The(More)
OBJECTIVES MicroRNAs(miRNAs) play important roles in tumor development and progression. The purposes of this study were to investigate the role of miR-31 in cervical cancer and clarified the regulation of ARID1A by miR-31. METHODS Quantitative RT-PCR was used to examine miR-31 expression in cervical cancer cell lines and patient specimens. The(More)
Oxidative stress is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and is thought to contribute to the development and progression toward type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This study was undertaken to isolate the bioactive polysaccharide (SMPW1) from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge and investigated its protective effects on IR model in rats induced by tert-butyl hydroperoxide(More)
The polarization evolution and control of a femtosecond laser pulse in the wake of molecular alignment inside a laser filament was investigated. A weak probe pulse was delayed with respect to the field-free revivals of the pre-excited rotational wave-packets created by an infrared filamenting pulse in nitrogen gas. 30° was set between the pump and probe's(More)
To investigate whether natriuretic peptide receptor-C (NPR3) gene polymorphisms were associated with ischemic stroke (IS) and hypertension (a conventional risk factor for stroke), we conducted a case-control study in Chinese Han population. We found that rs696831, located in intron 2, was associated with IS. In addition, we found that rs16890208 and(More)
Luminal A type breast cancer was suitable for Photodynamic therapy (PDT) as its strong adhesion ability, low malignancy and easily being exposed to laser. To examine the novel photosensitizer agent 5-5-(4-N, N-diacetoxylphenyl-10, 15, 20-tetraphenylporphyrin)(DTPP) mediate PDT in breast cancer cell, Luminal A type breast cancer MCF-7 cells were used in this(More)
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (Chenpi in Chinese) has been widely used as an herbal medicine in Korea, China, and Japan. Chenpi extracts are used to treat indigestion and inflammatory syndromes of the respiratory tract such as bronchitis and asthma. This thesis will analyze chemical compositions of Chenpi volatile oil, which was performed by comprehensive(More)
In this paper, the effect of Ba(NO3)2 on the efficiency of sulfur fixation of calcium oxide during coal combustion was studied. The results showed that addition of barium nitrate to the CaO can enhance the sulfur removal rate of CaO significantly. The X-ray diffraction spectrum of residual ash of coal added some sulfur fixative expressed that Ba2+ can form(More)
Baizhu Shaoyao San (BSS) is a famous traditional Chinese medicinal prescription, which is composed of Rhizome atractylodis macrocephalae, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae and Radix Saposhnikovia. In this study, a simple and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detection method was established for the(More)