Xiao-ru Yang

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Transient receptor potential melastatin- (TRPM) and vanilloid-related (TRPV) channels are nonselective cation channels pertinent to diverse physiological functions. Multiple TRPM and TRPV channel subtypes have been identified and cloned in different tissues. However, their information in vascular tissue is scant. In this study, we sought to identify TRPM(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the activity of recombinant adenovirus encoding human vasohibin-1 (Ad-Vasohibin-1) on mouse corneal neovasularization induced by alkali burn. METHODS For the treatment group, 50 mice each received subconjunctival injection (5 microl) of 10(9) plaque forming units of replication-defective Ad-Vasohibin-1. Control group mice received the(More)
Coastal mangrove wetland is well known to be intense in nitrogen cycling. The tidal process and plants are key factors in controlling the microbial processes in wetlands. However, mechanisms on how these factors and their interactions affect the microorganisms involved in denitrification remain poorly understood. In this study, the impacts of vegetation(More)
Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) play important roles in nitrogen cycling. However, the effects of environmental factors on the activity, abundance, and diversity of AOA and AOB and the relative contributions of these two groups to nitrification in paddy soils are not well explained. In this study, potential nitrification activity (PNA),(More)
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) is the most potent Ca(2+)-mobilizing messenger that releases Ca(2+) from endolysosomal organelles. Recent studies showed that NAADP-induced Ca(2+) release is mediated by the two-pore channels (TPCs) TPC1 and TPC2. However, the expression of TPCs and the NAADP-induced local Ca(2+) signals have not been(More)
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