Wei-Gui Luo

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Porcine kidney 18 kD peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) belongs to the cyclophilin family that is inhibited by the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A. The chaperone activity of PPIase was studied using inactive, active, and alkylated PPIase during rabbit muscle creatine kinase (CK) refolding. The results showed that low concentration inactive or(More)
Trk/Ktr/HKT transporters probably were evolved from simple K+ channels KcsA. HKT transporters, which mediate Na+-uniport or Na+/K+-symport, maintain K+/Na+ homeostasis and increase salinity tolerance, can be classified into three subfamilies in higher plants. In this review, we systematically analyzed the characteristics of amino acids sequences and(More)
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are steroidal phytohormones that regulate various physiological processes, such as root development and stress tolerance. In the present study, we showed that brassinolide (BL) affects potato root in vitro growth in a dose-dependent manner. Low BL concentrations (0.1 and 0.01 μg/L) promoted root elongation and lateral root(More)
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is involved in pulmonary vascular remodeling. The aim of this study was to investigate the biochemical interactions between PPAR-γ, TGF-β1 and ET-1 in vitro. A549 cells were pre-treated with S2505 (10 μM), S2871 (10 μM) with/without SB203580 (10 μM) for 60 min following 2 h treatment with 10 ng/mL TGF-β1. A549 cells were also transfected(More)
KUP/HAK/KT transporters mainly play a role of K+ uptake in plants. PaHAK1 was a previously isolated KUP/HAK/KT transporter gene from a high K+ plant Phytolacca acinosa Roxb. In this study, we want to identify the function of PaHAK1. PaHAK1 was overexpressed in eukaryotes including Arabidopsis, rice, and yeast. The growth and K+ uptake of transgenic lines in(More)
Rapid and simultaneous splicing of multiple DNA fragments is frequently required in many recombinant DNA projects. However, former overlap extension PCRs, the most common methods for splicing DNA fragments, are not really simultaneous fusing of multiple DNA fragments. We performed an optimized method which allowed simultaneous splicing of multiple DNA(More)
The effect of Mg2+ on the thermal inactivation and unfolding of rabbit muscle creatine kinase has been studied for various temperatures and Mg2+ concentrations. Increasing the Mg2+ concentration in the denatured system significantly enhanced the inactivation and unfolding of creatine kinase during thermal denaturation. The analysis of the kinetic course of(More)
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