Qing-Yuan Meng

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Cross-dehydrogenative-coupling reaction has long been recognized as a powerful tool to form a C-C bond directly from two different C-H bonds. Most current processes are performed by making use of stoichiometric amounts of oxidizing agents. We describe here a new type of reaction, namely cross-coupling hydrogen evolution (CCHE), with no use of any(More)
There is tremendous effort put in the pursuit for cheap and efficient catalysts for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution systems. Herein, we report an active catalyst that uses the earth-abundant element cobalt and water-dispersible sulfonated graphene. The photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of the catalyst was tested by using triethanolamine (TEOA) as(More)
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