Qing-Yuan Meng

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Although clinical reports suggest a possible relationship between excess retinoids and the development of depression, the effect of retinoids on mood-related behavior remains controversial. Hyperactivity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis plays a key role in the development of affective disorders. The present study aimed to elucidate the(More)
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) plays a central role in controlling stress response. In this study, we aimed to identify the regulatory effect of estrogen receptor (ER) on CRH and the underlying mechanism. We investigated the regulation of CRH mRNA in the BE(2)-C cell line, a human neuroblastoma cell line which express endogenous CRH. Quantitative(More)
Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) is considered as the central driving force in the stress response and plays a key role in the pathogenesis of depression. CRF neurons have been identified to locate in most regions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), a brain region that is highly associated with the control of emotion and cognition. However, little is known(More)
BACKGROUND Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is considered the central driving force in the stress response and plays a key role in the pathogenesis of depression. Retinoic acid (RA) has been suggested by clinical studies to be associated with affective disorders. METHODS First, hypothalamic tissues of 12 patients with affective disorders and 12(More)
Biodegradable stents have advantages for the treatment of benign and malignant biliary stricture, especially eliminating the need for stent removal. In our present work, helical poly-l-lactic acids (PLLA) stent was fabricated and evaluated in vivo and in vitro. For in vivo study, bile duct injury canine models were made by transection of common bile ducts.(More)
In this study, microfiber films were used as scaffolds for the purpose of vascular tissue engineering. The microfiber films were prepared by electrospinning of poly (l-lactide) (PLLA) and polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP). PLLA and PVP with different ratios were blended with dichloromethane as a spinning solvent at room temperature. The properties of the(More)
Nature has created [FeFe]-hydrogenase enzyme as a hydrogen-forming catalyst with a high turnover rate. However, it does not meet the demands of economically usable catalytic agents because of its limited stability and the cost of its production and purification. Synthetic chemistry has allowed the preparation of remarkably close mimics of [FeFe]-hydrogenase(More)
We present a blueprint for aromatic C-H functionalization via a combination of photocatalysis and cobalt catalysis and describe the utility of this strategy for benzene amination and hydroxylation. Without any sacrificial oxidant, we could use the dual catalyst system to produce aniline directly from benzene and ammonia, and phenol from benzene and water,(More)
The nHAC/CSH composite is an injectable bone repair material with controllable injectability and self-setting properties prepared by introducing calcium sulfate hemihydrate (CSH) into mineralized collagen (nHAC). When mixed with water, the nHAC/CSH composites can be transformed into mineralized collagen/calcium sulfate dihydrate (nHAC/CSD) composites. The(More)
A novel hybrid Nih -CdSe/CdS core/shell quantum dot is a simple and exceptional artificial photocatalyst for H2 production from 2-propanol aqueous solution. Studies on the nature of the artificial photocatalyst and mechanism for H2 production demonstrate that the synthetic strategy is general and the artificial photocatalyst holds promise for light capture,(More)