Ling-Lan Chang

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Wounding caused by rain, wind, and pathogen may lead plants to onset defense response. Previous studies indicated that mechanical wounding stimulates plants to generate nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In this study, the functions of NO and H2O2 after wounding in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas cv. Tainung 57) was further analyzed. Mechanical(More)
The involvement of lipase in flowering is seldom studied, and this research provides evidence that fatty acids produced by lipase affect flowering. OSAG78 encoding a patatin-like protein was isolated from Oncidium Gower Ramsey. OSAG78 fused with green fluorescent protein was found to localize at the cell membrane. Transgenic Arabidopsis overexpressing(More)
4-Ipomeanol (4-IPO) is an investigational drug with specific toxicity toward the lung. The tobacco-specific nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) is a potent lung carcinogen in several laboratory animals. Both IPO and NNK are toxic upon metabolic activation by cytochrome P450 enzyme(s) present in Clara cells of the lung. IPO and(More)
4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) is a tobacco-specific, powerful, organospecific lung carcinogen. 4-Ipomeanol (IPO) is an investigational chemotherapeutic drug with specific toxicity towards the lung. We hypothesized that non-toxic analogs of IPO could be competitive inhibitors of the metabolic activation of NNK. We had shown previously(More)
Gamma radiation is a well-known antiproliferative agent, yet its mechanism of inhibiting tumor cell growth is not fully understood. Human oral epidermoid carcinoma KB cells were irradiated with various doses of Co-60 gamma-rays and harvested for analysis of the phosphorylation status of retinoblastoma protein (Rb) by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
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