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The tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit is the best available model to study the stress response of fleshy fruit. Programmed cell death (PCD) plays an important role in stress responses in mammals and plants. In this study, we provide evidence that PCD is triggered in the tomato fruit heat stress response by detection of the sequential diagnostic PCD(More)
We present two porous luminescent compounds, [Ln2(fumarate)2(oxalate)(H2O)4].4H2O (Ln = Eu, Tb), prepared by the hydrothermal method. The materials have 3D framework structure consisting of oxalate pillared lanthanide-fumarate layers with intersected channels occupied by guest water. They exhibit framework dynamics upon several cycles of dehydration and(More)
MicroRNA-21, as an oncogenic miRNA, has caught great attention for medicinal chemists to develop its novel inhibitors for cancer therapy. In the present study, we designed 4-benzoylamino-N-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)benzamides as miR-21 inhibitor candidates on the basis of scaffold hopping. Eighteen compounds were synthesized. The inhibitory activities of synthesized(More)
A neodymium metal-organic framework with 1D nanotubular channels incorporating Keggin type [SiWWO38](3-) has been synthesized by utilizing pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid as an organic ligand. It represents an unusual polyoxometalate-templated framework with the multifunctionality of magnetism, near-infrared luminescence and the selective adsorption of(More)
A series of isostructural lanthanide one-dimensional (1D) chain complexes, [Ln(INNO)(Bza)2(H2O)2]·(H2O) {INNO = isonicotinate N-oxide, Bza = benzoic acid; Nd(1), Eu(2), Gd(3), Tb(4), Dy(5), Er(6) and Y(7)}, have been successfully isolated by hydrothermal reactions utilizing two distinct carboxylates as co-ligands. Due to the similar steric hindrance of the(More)
Three isostructural cyano-bridged 3d-4f compounds, [YFe(CN)6(hep)2(H2O)4] (1), [DyFe(CN)6(hep)2(H2O)4] (2), and [DyCo(CN)6(hep)2(H2O)4] (3), were successfully assembled by site-targeted substitution of the 3d or rare-earth ions. All compounds have been structurally characterized to display slightly distorted pentagonal-bipyramidal local coordination(More)
[Sm2(fumarate)3(H2O)4] x 3 H2O, a new porous pillared layer framework with 0D cavities for the accommodation of chair-like hexameric water clusters, possesses three kinds of fumarate ligand with their two COO ends adopting different coordination modes and shows reversible de- and re-hydration behavior.
Two series of lanthanide dinuclear complexes with the general formulae, [Ln(n-PNO)(Bza)3(H2O)] {Bza = benzoic acid; n = 3, n-PNO = 3-picoline N-oxide, Dy(1) and Er(2); and n = 4, n-PNO = 4-picoline N-oxide, Nd(3), Eu(4), Gd(5), Tb(6), Dy(7), Er(8) and Y(9)} have been successfully synthesized by the hydrothermal method. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction(More)
This study was carried out to test the effects of methotrexate (MTX) and black seed oil (BSO) on pristane-induced arthritis (PIA) in rats. Methods: Inbred dark agouti (DA) rats were induced by a single subcutaneous injection of pristane, and then treated with MTX or BSO. Arthritis severity was evaluated macroscopically and microscopically. Plasma nitric(More)
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