Ruisong Tao

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alpha-Synuclein (alpha-syn) and ubiquitin (Ub) are major protein components deposited in Lewy bodies (LBs) and Lewy neurites, which are pathologic hallmarks of idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD). Almost 90% of alpha-syn in LBs is phosphorylated at serine 129 (Ser(129)). However, the role of Ser(129)-phosphorylated alpha-syn in the biogenesis of LBs remains(More)
We have studied the glycolipid composition of human cataractous lenses. Neutral and acidic lipid fractions were isolated by column chromatographies on DEAE-Sephadex and Iatrobeads. The neutral glycolipid fraction and acidic glycolipid fraction contained 0.6-0.9 micrograms of lipid-bound glucose (Glc) per mg of protein and 0.8-1.3 micrograms of lipid-bound(More)
Total lipid extracts from washed trypsinized human platelets were fractionated into neutral lipids, glycosphingolipids, and phospholipids by silicic acid chromatography. The concentrations and chemical structures of the neutral and acidic glycosphingolipids were then studied in detail. On the basis of sugar molar ratios, studies of permethylation products,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of expression of interleukin-(IL-8) and its type A receptor(IL-8RA) in acute promyelocytic leukemia(APL) patients under all trans-retinoic acid(ATRA) induction. METHODS Serum IL-8 level of 18 APL patients were dynamically studied(ELISA). Fresh APL cells from 3 patients were cultured with ATRA(10(-6) mmol/L).(More)
Ceramides were quantitatively isolated from human normal and cataractous lens by solvent extraction, silicic acid chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, and gas-liquid chromatography. Only two species of ceramides with normal fatty acids were detected. In the mature cataracts, there was an increase in palmitate and nervonate at the expense of the other(More)
This investigation compared the effects of two types of aldose reductase inhibitors on several biochemical parameters in naphthalene-induced cataract of the rat over a time span of 102 days of treatment. Feeding of naphthalene daily to brown Norway rats resulted in gradual, progressive development of zonular opacities. As compared to control animals, the(More)
  • Y-Q Yu, R Tao, +7 authors Y Shen
  • 2004
The present study was undertaken to replicate an association between the PTGS2/PLA2G4A locus and schizophrenia among a Chinese population. We recruited 168 Chinese parent-offspring trios of Han descent, consisting of fathers, mothers and affected offspring with schizophrenia. Of 3 informative SNPs genotyped, no one showed allelic association with(More)
This investigation examined many parameters during the course of early development of naphthalene-induced cataract in a time span of 0 to 79 days of treatment. Feeding naphthalene daily to Black-Hooded rats resulted in gradual progressive development of cataract. The first faint opacities were detectable after 7 days. Free soluble total glutathione(More)
Naphthalene feeding can result in cataract formation in rats and rabbits due to specific metabolites of naphthalene. The concomitant administration of the aldose reductase inhibitor Al1576 to naphthalene-fed rats was proven to prevent cataract formation. To determine whether this effect was directly linked to the ability of Al1576 to inhibit enzyme aldose(More)