Wan Fu Wang

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Defects in dopaminergic transmission play important roles in the disturbance of synaptic plasticity and even in advanced cognitive behavior. However, the relationship between genes involved in the regulation of dopamine levels and predisposition for Alzheimer s disease (AD) remains unclear. The potential association of dopamine-modulating gene polymorphisms(More)
To investigate roles of second extracellular loop sequences in peptide and nonpeptide ligand recognition by human opiate receptors, we have constructed a chimeric receptor in which this domain of the human mu opiate receptor has been replaced with that of the human kappa opiate receptor. The chimeric opiate receptor displays dramatically increased affinity(More)
We present measurements of the semileptonic decays B--->D0tau-nutau, B--->D*0tau-nutau, B0-->D+tau-nutau, and B0-->D*+tau-nutau, which are potentially sensitive to non-standard model amplitudes. The data sample comprises 232x10(6) Upsilon(4S)-->BB decays collected with the BABAR detector. From a combined fit to B- and B0 channels, we obtain the branching(More)
The recently cloned rat mu opiate receptor cDNA has been expressed in COS and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells to examine the coupling of this receptor to G-protein linked second messenger systems and examine possible coupling to multiple second messenger systems. Morphine (1 microM) reduced both forskolin-stimulated cAMP levels and IP3 levels by 20 +/- 5(More)
We present a study of B decays into semileptonic final states containing charged and neutral D1(2420) and D_{2};{*}(2460). The analysis is based on a data sample of 208 fb;{-1} collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. With a simultaneous fit to four different decay chains, the(More)
Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration [CO2] and the change of water distribution in arid and semiarid areas affect plant physiology and ecosystem processes. The interaction of elevated [CO2] and drought results in the complex response such as changes in the energy flux of photosynthesis. The performance of photosystem (PS) II and the electron transport(More)
The photon spectrum in the inclusive electromagnetic radiative decays of the B meson, B → X(s)γ plus B → X(d)γ, is studied using a data sample of (382.8 ± 4.2) × 10(6)Υ(4S) → BB decays collected by the BABAR experiment at SLAC. The spectrum is used to extract the branching fraction B(B → X(s)γ) = (3.21 ± 0.33) × 10(-4) for E(γ) >1.8 GeV and the direct CP(More)
A precise measurement of the cross section of the process e(+)e(-) --> pi(+)pi(-)(gamma) from threshold to an energy of 3 GeV is obtained with the initial state radiation (ISR) method using 232 fb(-1) of data collected with the BABAR detector at e(+)e(-) center-of-mass energies near 10.6 GeV. The ISR luminosity is determined from a study of the leptonic(More)
We present a preliminary analysis of the decays B 0 → K * 0 γ and B + → K * + γ using a sample of 383 million BB events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric energy B factory. We measure the branching fractions B(B 0 → K * 0 γ) = (4.58 ± 0.10 ± 0.16) × 10 −5 and B(B + → K * + γ) = (4.73 ± 0.15 ± 0.17) × 10 −5. We measure the direct CP(More)
We present updated measurements of CP-violating asymmetries in the decays B0-->D*(+/-)D(-/+) and B0-->D+D- using (383+/-4) x 10(6)B(B) pairs collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II B factory. We determine the time-integrated CP asymmetry A(D*(+/-)D(-/+))=0.12+/-0.06+/-0.02, and the time-dependent asymmetry parameters to be(More)