Xiao Q. Wu

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Ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) are thought to be key players in somato-dendritic sorting of mRNAs in CNS neurons and are implicated in activity-directed neuronal remodeling. Here, we use reporter constructs and gel mobility shift assays to show that the testis brain RNA-binding protein (TB-RBP) associates with mRNPs in a sequence (Y element) dependent(More)
Early life exposure to immunological challenge has programming effects on the adult hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis stress responsivity, and stress is known to suppress GnRH pulse generator activity, especially LH pulses. We investigated the effects of neonatal exposure to endotoxin on stress-induced suppression of pulsatile LH secretion and the(More)
Immunological challenge experienced in early life can have long-term programming effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis that permanently influence the stress response. Similarly, neonatal exposure to immunological stress enhances stress-induced suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal (HPG) axis in adulthood, but may also affect earlier(More)
Allatostatins (ASTs) comprise a family of insect neuropeptides isolated from cockroaches and found to inhibit the production of juvenile hormone (JH) by the corpora allata (CA). For this reason, the ASTs can be regarded as possible IGR candidates for pest control. Six peptidomimetic analogs according to the C-terminal pentapeptide of ASTs were prepared by(More)
The subcellular location(s) of the DNA- and RNA-binding protein, Testis-Brain RNA-Binding Protein (TB-RBP)/Translin in mouse brain has been determined in paraffin sections by immunocytochemistry with an affinity purified antibody to mouse recombinant TB-RBP. Nuclear staining was frequently seen in neurons throughout the brain, but no TB-RBP/Translin was(More)
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