T. H. Yan

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In this study the role of the TOP2 gene in fungal drug susceptibility was investigated by disrupting and overexpressing the gene in Candida albicans. MIC determination and a spot assay showed that a top2Delta/Delta null mutant (strain T2bc) was more resistant to the antifungals tested than the wild-type (strain CAI4). Real-time RT-PCR and rhodamine 6G(More)
AIM To examine the effects of pioglitazone, a PPARγ agonist, on memory performance and brain amyloidogenesis in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. METHODS ICR male mice were injected with STZ (150 mg/kg, iv) to induce experimental diabetes. Pioglitazone (9 and 18 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), po) was administered for 6 weeks. Passive avoidance and Morris(More)
Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is thought to be associated with the progressive neuronal death observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, effective neuroprotective approaches against Aβ neurotoxicity are unavailable. Here, we investigated possible preventive effects of ibudilast, as a pharmacologic phosphodiesterase inhibitor, currently used for treatment of(More)
A series of novel derivatives of phenyl-substituted berberine triazolyls has been designed and synthesized via copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition click chemistry in an attempt to develop antitumor agents. All of the compounds were evaluated for anticancer activity against a panel of three human cancer cell lines, including MCF-7 (breast), SW-1990(More)
In the present study, we investigated anti-inflammatory effects of Sangxingtang (SXT) on acute lung injury using a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) mouse model. The cell counting in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was performed. The degree of lung edema was evaluated by measuring the wet/dry weight (W/D) ratio. The(More)
To search for novel anticancer agents, we designed and synthesized a series of new triazolyl berberine derivatives. The evaluation of all the synthesized compounds and their anticancer activities against a panel of four human cancer cell lines including MCF-7 (breast), MCF-7/ADR (breast), SW-1990 (pancreatic), SMMC-7721 (liver) and the noncancer cell line(More)
Genome plasticity is a hallmark of Candida albicans and is believed to be an adaptation strategy. But the extent of such genomic variability is not well investigated. In this study, genetic contents of clinical C. albicans isolates were investigated at whole-genome level with array-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) technology. It was(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of action of synthetic salidroside in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma model in mice. METHOD BALB/c mice were sensitized with an intraperitoneal injection of ovalbumin (OVA) to induce a mouse model of asthma in paracmasis. The mice were treated with dexamethasone as the positive(More)
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