Taotao Zhang

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Volatile anesthetics inhibit mammalian voltage-gated Na(+) channels, an action that contributes to their presynaptic inhibition of neurotransmitter release. We measured the effects of isoflurane, a prototypical halogenated ether volatile anesthetic, on the prokaryotic voltage-gated Na(+) channel from Bacillus halodurans (NaChBac). Using whole-cell(More)
The aim of this study was to test whether a low dose of interferon-α-2b (IFN-α2b) enhances the clinical outcome of docetaxel (DXT) in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). A prospective controlled trial of 40 CRPC patients receiving 5 mg of prednisone twice daily was conducted, where patients were randomly assigned to be administered 75(More)
The permafrost soil of Mo-he in Northeast China presents a typical cold environment colonized by psychrophilic microorganisms. This study is aimed at assessing the bacterial communities of permafrost soil of Mo-he in China by sequencing the 16S rRNA genes and Mothur analysis. PCR products with universal 16S rRNA gene primers were cloned and partially(More)
An analytical model of the dynamic properties is established for a piezoelectric structure under impact load, without considering noise and perturbations in this paper. Based on the general theory of piezo-elasticity and impact mechanics, the theoretical solutions of the mechanical and electrical fields of the smart structure are obtained with the standing(More)
This study investigated the association between white rice consumption and the risk of esophageal cancer in remote northwest China, where the cancer incidence is known to be high. A case-control study was conducted during 2008-2009 in Urumqi and Shihezi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Participants were 359 incident esophageal cancer patients(More)
Brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. is among the most important postharvest diseases of commercially grown stone fruits, and application of antagonistic yeasts to control brown rot is one promising strategy alternative to chemical fungicides. In this research, new yeast strains were isolated and tested for their activity against peach brown rot caused by(More)
An antagonistic bacterium, denoted as strain Z01, was isolated from suppressive soils and identified using fatty acid profile analysis and molecular tools. Its efficacy to control Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans on rockets (cv. Eruca sativa) was investigated in the presence of the pathogen, and its effects on the growth and pigment contents of(More)