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A microarray analysis of the salt-resistant wheat mutant, RH8706-49, revealed a salt-induced gene containing a conserved DUF581 domain. The gene was cloned and designated as Triticum aestivum salt-related hypothetical protein (TaSRHP) and submitted to GenBank (accession no. GQ476575). Over-expression of TaSRHP in wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana cv. Columbia(More)
TaGSK1, a salt-inducible gene, has a very high identity with mammalian GSK3 which is a highly conserved serine/threonine protein kinase that regulates glycogen synthesis. Overexpression of TaGSK1 reduces cellular osmotic turgor and cellular Na+ content and enhances salt tolerance of transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Biochemical analysis of transgenic lines of(More)
Ethylene-responsive factors (ERFs) are commonly considered to play an important role in pathogen defense responses. However, only few of ERF members have been characterized in Sea island cotton (Gossypium barbadense). Here, we reported a novel AP2/ERF transcription factors gene, named GbERFb which was cloned and identified from Sea island cotton by RACE.(More)
Genes for V-H(+)-ATPase subunits were identified and cloned from the salt-tolerant wheat mutant RH8706-49. Sequences of these genes are highly conserved in plants. Overexpression of these genes in Arabidopsis thaliana improved its salt tolerance, and increased the activities of V-H(+)-ATPase and Na(+)/H(+) exchange, with the largest increase in plants(More)
PURPOSE In this study we investigated antinociceptive effects of oxymatrine through regulation of NR2B-containing NMDA receptor-ERK/CREB signaling in a chronic neuropathic pain model induced by chronic constrictive injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. METHODS The von Frey and plantar tests were performed to assess the degree of mechanical and thermal(More)
Rapamycin protects mice against 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced loss of dopaminergic neurons, which is an established model for Parkinson's disease. We demonstrated that rapamycin preserves astrocytic expression of glutamate transporters and glutamate reuptake. The protective effect was also observed in astrocyte cultures,(More)
Glutamate transporters play a key role in glutamate clearance and protect the central nervous system from glutamate excitotoxicity. Dysfunctional glutamate transporters contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, the mechanisms that underlie the regulation of glutamate transporters in PD are still not well characterized. Here we(More)
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