Qing-Song Han

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The antagonistic effect of tetrahydroproberberine (THP) homologues on alpha 1-adrenoceptor was studied by combination of radioligand binding assays and measurements of vasoconstriction responses. The results showed that l-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP), l-stepholidine (l-SPD), THPB-18 and tetrahydroberberine (THB) competitively inhibited the 125I-BE2254(More)
Grancalcin is a Ca(2+)-binding protein expressed at high level in neutrophils. It belongs to the PEF family, proteins containing five EF-hand motifs and which are known to associate with membranes in Ca(2+)-dependent manner. Prototypic members of this family are Ca(2+)-binding domains of calpain. Our recent finding that grancalcin interacts with L-plastin,(More)
In this study, we investigated the induction of apoptosis by ultrasound in the presence of a photochemically active chlorin, mono-l-aspartyl chlorin e6 (NPe6). HL-60 cells were exposed to ultrasound for up to 3 min in the presence and absence of NPe6, and the induction of apoptosis was examined by analyzing cell morphology, DNA fragmentation, and caspase-3(More)
AIM To investigate the pathophysiological role of platelet neuropeptide Y (NPY) in hypertension. METHODS The content of NPY in plasma and platelets from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKR) were measured by radioimmunoassay. RESULTS There was no difference in NPY concentration between SHR plasma and WKR plasma (2.1 +/- 1.0(More)
Plasma neuropeptide Y (NPY) was measured by radioimmunoassay in 43 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and 20 healthy control subjects. The results showed that plasma NPY levels were elevated in patients with CHF compared with control subjects (366 +/- 28 ng/L VS. 89 +/- 22 ng/L, P < 0.001). There was a close relationship between the severity of(More)
Recombinant human grancalcin, a calcium-binding protein from leukocytes, has been crystallized in the presence or absence of Ca(2+) by the vapor-diffusion method. Two crystal forms of apo grancalcin were obtained: space group P2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 48.4, b = 81.1, c = 46.6 A, beta = 111.3 degrees, diffracting to 1.9 A, and space group C2, with(More)
There is a part of unligated receptors in a state of activity (R*). The active (R*) and inactive (R) receptors exist in equilibrium. Some antagonists have a higher affinity with R as compared with R*, resulting in a decrease in the proportion of R* in the equilibrium, and inducing a biological response opposite to those of agonist. These antagonists are(More)
The distribution of the alpha 1-adrenoceptor (alpha 1-AR) subtypes and the effects of activation of alpha 1-AR subtypes on the beta-adrenoceptor (beta-AR) mediated positive inotropic response were investigated. The radioligand binding assays indicated that the Bmax and Kd values were 11.7 +/- 18 fmol/mg.protein and 86.0 +/- 9.6 pmol/L respectively.(More)