S. -P. Zhao

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We have observed, in our previous studies, that fluid flow increases gap junction-mediated intercellular coupling and the expression of a gap junction protein, connexin 43, in osteocyte-like MLO-Y4 cells. Interestingly, this stimulation is further enhanced during the poststress period, indicating that a released factor(s) is likely to be involved. Here, we(More)
Transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), previously identified as a major member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family of growth factors, plays a role in proliferation, differentiation, and survival of neuronal and glial precursors and is implicated in development of the nervous system. However, its roles in nerve injury-induced responses remain(More)
Photosynthetic light curve, chlorophyll (Chl) content, Chl fluorescence parameters, malondialdehyde (MDA) content, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) activity and reactive oxygen metabolism were studied under drought stress in two autotetraploid rice lines and corresponding diploid rice lines. Net photosynthetic rate decreased dramatically, especially(More)
OsAMT is a high-affinity ammonium transporter responsible for NH 4 + uptake by rice plants. To investigate the expression patterns of OsAMT in different genotypes in relation to nitrogen accumulation, we measured the expression of OsAMT1.1, OsAMT1.2, and OsAMT1.3 using Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR) in GD (higher N accumulation) and NG (lower N accumulation)(More)
Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage offers significant advantages for coherent population transfer between uncoupled or weakly coupled states and has the potential of realizing efficient quantum gate, qubit entanglement and quantum information transfer. Here we report on the realization of the process in the superconducting Xmon and phase qutrits--two(More)
The relationship between the cuprate pseudogap (Δ(p)) and superconducting gap (Δ(s)) remains an unsolved mystery. Here, we present a temperature- and doping-dependent tunneling study of submicron Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8+δ) intrinsic Josephson junctions, which provides a clear evidence that Δ(s) closes at a temperature T(c) (0) well above the superconducting(More)
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