Lu Tan

Ling-Qiang Zhu7
Jian-Zhi Wang6
Dan Liu6
7Ling-Qiang Zhu
6Jian-Zhi Wang
6Dan Liu
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Metabolism of xenobiotics remains a central challenge for the discovery and development of drugs, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and agrochemicals. Metabolic transformations are frequently related to the incidence of toxic effects that may result from the emergence of reactive species, the systemic accumulation of metabolites, or by induction of(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent type of dementia in elderly people. There are decreased melatonin levels in the serum of AD patients, and melatonin supplements are able to reverse AD pathology and memory deficits in many animal experiments and clinical trials. However, the underlying mechanism regarding how melatonin rescues the AD-like(More)
Cholinergic dysfunction plays a crucial role in the memory deterioration of Alzheimer's disease, but the molecular mechanism is not fully understood. By employing a widely recognized cholinergic dysfunction rat model that was produced by intraperitoneal injection of scopolamine, we investigated the mechanisms underlying scopolamine-induced memory deficits.(More)
The two estrogen receptors (ERs), ERα and ERβ, mediate the diverse biological functions of estradiol. Opposite effects of ERα and ERβ have been found in estrogen-induced cancer cell proliferation and differentiation as well as in memory-related tasks. However, whether these opposite effects are implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by intelligence decline, behavioral disorders and cognitive disability. The purpose of this study was to investigate gene expression in AD, based on published microarray data on Tg2576 mice. Hierarchical Cluster Analysis and Gene Ontology were employed to group genes(More)
Parts of ligands in complex crystal structures that are involved in well-defined protein-ligand interactions are extracted and encoded as ensembles of atom-centered fragments, termed atom-centered interacting fragments (AIFs), which implicitly capture three-dimensional interaction information. AIF reference sets are utilized for feature count-based ranking(More)
To incorporate protein-ligand interaction information into conventional two-dimensional (2D) fingerprint searching, interacting fragments of active compounds were extracted from X-ray structures of protein-ligand complexes and encoded as structural key-type fingerprints. Similarity search calculations with fingerprints derived from interacting fragments(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed to facilitate studies on the fine-scale population genetic structure of Ficus tikoua (Moraceae), a prostrate shrub known to have highly restricted gene flow. METHODS AND RESULTS Microsatellite primers were developed using the biotin-streptavidin capture method and scanned for(More)