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Recent studies show that AMPA receptor (-R) trafficking is important in synaptic plasticity. However, the signaling controlling this trafficking is poorly understood. Small GTPases have diverse neuronal functions and their perturbation is responsible for several mental disorders. Here, we examine the small GTPases Ras and Rap in the postsynaptic signaling(More)
Nitrogen (N) addition has been well documented to decrease plant biodiversity across various terrestrial ecosystems. However, such generalizations about the impacts of N addition on soil microbial communities are lacking. This study was conducted to examine the impacts of N addition (urea-N fertilizer) on soil microbial communities in a semi-arid temperate(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanism of sevoflurane preconditioning-induced cerebral ischemic tolerance is unclear. This study investigates the role of N-myc downstream-regulated gene-2 (NDRG2) in the neuroprotection of sevoflurane preconditioning in ischemic model both in vivo and in vitro. METHODS At 2 h after sevoflurane (2%) preconditioning for 1 h, rats were(More)
In an attempt to analyze the chemical characterization of oil residues and examine the suitability of chemical fingerprinting methods in oil spill investigations, multiple parameters sensitive to both sources and degree of weathering were used to characterize oil residues from "7-16" Dalian oil spill, China. Oil residues collected 90 days to 120 days after(More)
A major pathway by which growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), regulate cell proliferation is via the receptor tyrosine kinase/Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling cascade. The output of this pathway is subjected to tight regulation of both positive and negative regulators. One such regulator is p62(dok), the(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious insult that frequently leads to neurological dysfunction or death. Silent information regulator family protein 1 (SIRT1), as the founding member of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylases, has recently been demonstrated to have neuroprotective effect in several models of neurodegenerative(More)
A full-length cDNA (SsFAD3) for an omega-3 fatty acid desaturase (omega-3 FAD) was cloned from Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. using rapid amplification of cDNA ends and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction methods. SsFAD3 contained a 1119-bp open reading frame encoding a 372-amino acid polypeptide. The genomic sequence region of the SsFAD3 ORF was(More)
The preproghrelin (GHRL) Leu72Met polymorphism (rs 696217) is associated with obesity, reduced glucose-induced insulin secretion in healthy or diabetic subjects, and reduced serum creatinine (Scr) levels in type 2 diabetes. We evaluated the association of the Leu72Met polymorphism with measures of insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic control individuals and(More)
More than 90% of Chinese familial early-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus is genetically unexplained. To investigate the molecular aetiology, we identified and characterised whether mutations in the KCNJ11 gene are responsible for these families. KCNJ11 mutations were screened for 96 familial early-onset type 2 diabetic probands and their families. Functional(More)
The purpose of this study was to carry out a detailed evaluation of an intravenous lipid emulsion for docetaxel (DLE) without Tween 80 before clinical administration. The pharmacokinetics in rats and beagle dogs, tissue distribution, antitumor activity, safety test and toxicity of DLE have been investigated systematically to evaluate the formulation and(More)