Ming-xing Duan

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SecA, an essential component of the general protein secretion pathway of bacteria, is present in Escherichia coli as soluble and membrane-integral forms. Here we show by electron microscopy that SecA assumes two characteristic forms in the presence of phospholipid monolayers: dumbbell-shaped elongated structures and ring-like pore structures. The ring-like(More)
Plant annexins represent a multigene family involved in cellular elongation and development. A cDNA encoding a novel annexin was isolated from a cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) fiber cDNA library and designated GhAnx1. This gene encodes a 316 amino acid protein with a theoretical molecular mass of 36.06 kDa and a theoretical pI of 6.19. At the amino acid level,(More)
AbstractAim:To develop a stable self-emulsifying formulation for oral delivery of insulin.Methods:Caco-2 cell line and diabetic beagles were used as in vitro and in vivo models to study the absorption mechanism and the hypoglycemic efficacy of the formulation. In addition, various physicochemical parameters of the formulation such as droplet size, insulin(More)
Overexpression of phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx) genes has been reported to play an important role in protecting host cells from oxidative injury in several model systems. A radish phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (RsPHGPx) known to have high catalytic activity was applied to mouse 3T3 fibroblasts to determine the(More)
Various thymic peptides (including thymulin, thymic humoral factor, thymopoietin, etc.) play important roles in the process of T cell maturation and development. We isolated a new peptide from calf thymus and named it thymus activity factor II (TAF-II). A yield of 0.92 mg of TAF-II was purified from 500 g calf thymus. Analysis by LC/MSD-Trap showed the(More)
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