Xiao-xia Qu

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Abiotic stresses greatly influence plant growth and productivity. While glycosyltransferases are widely distributed in plant kingdom, their biological roles in response to abiotic stresses are largely unknown. In this study, a novel Arabidopsis glycosyltransferase gene UGT85A5 was identified as significantly induced by salt stress. Ectopic expression of(More)
CONTEXT The biologic effects of Notch1 and Notch2 vary with cancer types and their potential role(s) in gastric cancers (GCs) remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to address the previously mentioned issue by checking the expression of Notch1, Notch2, and Notch target gene Hes1 in GCs, premalignant gastric lesions, and noncancerous(More)
Taxane-type anticancer drugs, including paclitaxel and its semi-synthetic derivatives docetaxel and cabazitaxel, are widely applied to chemotherapy of malignancy like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and prostate cancer. However, their clinical applications are generally limited by scarce natural resources, various side effects and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The small leafy succulent shrub Halocnemum strobilaceum occurs in saline habitats from northern Africa and Mediterranean Europe to western Asia, and it is a dominant species in salt deserts such as those of north-west China. The effects of temperature, light/darkness and NaCl salinity were tested on seed germination, and the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Microwave-assisted reflux extraction of polysaccharides YPF-P from the famous Chinese traditional drug, Yupingfeng powder, optimization of extracting conditions and evaluation of their antioxidant activity were conducted in this study. RESULTS Single factor effect trends were achieved through yields and contends of YPF-P obtained from different(More)
An efficient copper-catalyzed direct 2-arylation of benzoxazoles and benzoimidazoles with aryl bromides is presented. The CuI/PPh3-based catalyst promotes the installation of various aryl and heteroaryl groups through a C-H activation process in good to excellent yields. The cytotoxicity of obtained 2-aryl benzoxazoles (benzoimidazoles) was also evaluated(More)
Ground dry leaves of two emerged macrophytes Zinania Caduciflora and Phragmites australis from Lake Dianchi were soaked in distilled water in laboratory to track their DOM release process. The results showed that: (1) during soaking, concentration of DOM which was released to the overlying water by the two species increased at first, then decreased and(More)
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