Xiaomei Chen

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Cyclin-dependent kinase-5 (CDK5), a serine/threonine kinase which can be activated by its neuron-specific activator p35, or its truncated form p25, plays an important role in a variety of neuronal events, including neuronal migration, synaptic transmission, and neuronal death. Accumulating evidence has shown that abnormal activation of CDK5 was a critical(More)
Inhalational anesthetic preconditioning can induce neuroprotective effects, and the notch signaling pathway plays an important role in neural progenitor cell differentiation and the inflammatory response after central nervous system injury. This study evaluated whether the neuroprotective effect of isoflurane preconditioning is mediated by the activation of(More)
The proto-oncogene c-Fos is an important member of the activating protein 1 (AP-1) transcription complex involved in major cellular functions such as transformation, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. The expression of c-Fos is very tightly regulated and responses rapidly and transiently to a plethora of apoptotic stimuli. However, it is still(More)
The Mpv17 gene encodes a mitochondrial inner-membrane protein that has been implicated in several cell activities. Almost all studies have previously indicated that loss of function or gene-inactivated in Mpv17 can induce the development of disease. Here, we explored the roles of Mpv17 protein in the pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). An ICH(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A novel quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) processing technology has been developed to map tissue susceptibility property without blooming artifacts. We hypothesize that hematoma volume measurement on QSM is independent of imaging parameters, eliminating its echo time dependence on gradient echo MRI. METHODS Gradient echo MRI(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of elevated CO2 concentration and nitrogen addition on soil organic carbon fractions in subtropical forests where the ambient N deposition was high. Seedlings of typical subtropical forest ecosystems were transplanted in ten open-top chambers and grown under CO2 and nitrogen treatments. The treatments(More)
Holcoglossum is one of the smaller genera of Orchidaceae, mainly distributed in southwest China. Some members of this genus as well as H. rupestre and H. flavescens are endemic and rare Chinese orchids. As far as we know, little work has been done concerning the relationships between the Holcoglossum plants and endophytic microorganisms. In this study, 46(More)
The aim of this study was to establish a method for discriminating Dendrobium officinale from four of its close relatives Dendrobiumchrysanthum, Dendrobium crystallinum, Dendrobium aphyllum and Dendrobium devonianum based on chemical composition analysis. We analyzed 62 samples of 24 Dendrobium species. High performance liquid chromatography analysis(More)
The response of soil respiration to acid rain in forests, especially in forests of different maturity, is poorly understood in southern China despite the fact that acid rain has become a serious environmental threat in this region in recent years. Here, we investigated this issue in three subtropical forests of different maturity [i.e. a young pine forest(More)
Cefadroxil, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is a substrate for several membrane transporters including peptide transporter 2 (PEPT2), organic anion transporters (OATs), multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs), and organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs). These transporters are expressed at the blood–brain barrier (BBB), blood-cerebrospinal fluid(More)