Ling-Zhi Li

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Dear editor, P-glycoprotein (P-gp, also known as ATP-binding cassette transport sub-family B member 1, ABCB1) is a potent ATP-dependent efflux pump for a wide variety of drugs. Although studies of its substrates are abundant [1, 2], and ABCB1 is a well-conserved gene, there is increasing evidence that its polymorphisms affect substrate specificity [3]. A(More)
Hyperactivation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase is prevalent in human lung cancer and its inhibition by the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including gefitinib and erlotinib, initially controls tumor growth. However, most patients ultimately relapse due to the development of drug resistance. In this study, we have discovered a(More)
Recent reports on experimental models of neurodegeneration in mice have strengthened the notion that environmental enrichment (EE) is beneficial, in terms of delayed onset and progression, to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. These studies also revealed interesting mechanistic understandings as to how EE might function. While it is generally assumed(More)
We had previously reported that trivalent arsenic (As(3+)), a well-known environmental carcinogen, induces phosphorylation of several putative Akt substrates. In the present report, we characterized one of these substrates by immunoprecipitation and proteomics analysis. The results indicate that a cytoskeleton remodeling protein, filamin A, with a molecular(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS-C) in schizophrenia patients. METHOD One hundred and one inpatients from four mental health units who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia were enrolled. The Positive and Negative Syndrome(More)
Hypobaric hypoxia can cause severe brain damage and mitochondrial dysfunction, and is involved in hypoxic brain injury. However, little is currently known about the mechanisms responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction in hypobaric hypoxic brain damage. In this study, a rat model of hypobaric hypoxic brain injury was established to investigate the molecular(More)
Synaptic hypothesis of schizophrenia suggests that alterations of synaptic transmission and neuronal connectivity might be core feature of schizophrenia. STON2 participates in synaptic vesicle protein recognition and neural endocytosis. To explore the association of STON2 with schizophrenia, 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were examined in 768(More)
The carcinogenic role of arsenic has been extensively studied for more than half century. How arsenic causes human cancer, however, remains to be fully elucidated. In this brief review, we focus our attentions on the most recent discoveries by us and others on the capabilities of arsenic in inducing generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), expression of(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive impairment. Cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease to enhance central cholinergic transmission. In this study, a bioactivity-oriented screening platform based on a modified Ellman's method and(More)