Sophie Xuefei Wang

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We have analyzed the role of the protein kinase Chk1 in checkpoint control by using cell-free extracts from Xenopus eggs. Recombinant Xenopus Chk1 (Xchk1) phosphorylates the mitotic inducer Cdc25 in vitro on multiple sites including Ser-287. The Xchk1-catalyzed phosphorylation of Cdc25 on Ser-287 is sufficient to confer the binding of 14-3-3 proteins. Egg(More)
Myosin couples ATP hydrolysis to the translocation of actin filaments to power many forms of cellular motility. A striking feature of the structure of the muscle myosin head domain is a 9-nm long "lever arm" that has been postulated to produce a 5-10-nm power stroke. This motion must be coupled to conformational changes around the actin and nucleotide(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of Lactobacillus plantarum ZLP001 and its effects on growth performance and antioxidant status in weaning piglets. The survival in hydrogen peroxide and free radical-scavenging activity of Lactobacillus plantarum ZLP001 were analysed in vitro. The Lactobacillus plantarum ZLP001 showed high(More)
4-n-Butylamino-5-ethyl-1,2-benzoquinone (1(ox)) has been synthesized as a model compound for the LTQ (lysine tyrosyl quinone) cofactor of lysyl oxidase (LOX). At pH 7, 1(ox) has a lambda(max) at 504 nm and exists as a neutral o-quinone in contrast to a TPQ (2,4,5-trihydroxyphenylalanine quinone) model compound, 4, which is a resonance-stabilized monoanion.(More)
The community structure of colonised bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts (GITs) of pre-weaned calves is affected by extrinsic factors, such as the genetics and diet of the calves; however, the dietary impact is not fully understood and warrants further research. Our study revealed that a total of 6, 5, 2 and 10 bacterial genera showed biologically(More)
In relativistic field models nucleons and mesons are all regarded as point-like particles. These models can be used to describe main properties of nuclear matter. In fact, however, a nucleon has a definite size. It is wellknown that in standard state of nuclear matter, the total volume occupied by all nucleons is about ten percent of the volume of nuclear(More)
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