Min-Zhao Huang

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BACKGROUND GPRC6A is a widely expressed orphan G-protein coupled receptor that senses extracellular amino acids, osteocalcin and divalent cations in vitro. The physiological functions of GPRC6A are unknown. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study, we created and characterized the phenotype of GPRC6A(-/-) mice. We observed complex metabolic abnormalities(More)
Preliminary experiments have shown that a diet containing 10% rapeseed oil (low-erucic acid) markedly shortens the survival time of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats under 1% NaCl loading as compared with diets containing perilla oil or soybean oil. High-oleate safflower oil and high-oleate sunflower oil were found to have survival(More)
Previously, we demonstrated that several vegetable oils that included low-erucic rapeseed oil markedly shortened the survival time (by ∼40%) of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats as compared with perilla oil, soybean oil, and fish oil. We considered that a factor other than fatty acids is toxic to SHRSP rats, because the survival(More)
GPRC6A is a widely expressed orphan G protein-coupled receptor that senses extracellular amino acids, osteocalcin, and divalent cations in vitro. GPRC6A null (GPRC6A(-/-)) mice exhibit multiple metabolic abnormalities including osteopenia. To investigate whether the osseous abnormalities are a direct function of GPRC6A in osteoblasts, we examined the(More)
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