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The present study examined the effect of salicylic acid (SA) pre-treatment on soybean seedlings exposed to cadmium and/or UV-B stress. Dry mass, pigment content, net photosynthetic rate (PN), stomatal conductance (gs), and transpiration rate (E) were decreased by the Cd and/or UV-B stress. SA alleviated the adverse effects of Cd and/or UV-B on growth,(More)
Apart from their differential propensities to block dopamine D2 and serotonin 5-HT2 receptors, the molecular mechanisms underlying the clinical efficacy of typical and atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia are largely unknown. Given recent interest in the effects of antipsychotics on neurotrophic and other growth related factors, the effects of(More)
Functional brain imaging has tremendous applications. The existing methods for functional brain imaging include functional Magnetic Resonant Imaging (fMRI), scalp electroencephalography (EEG), implanted EEG, magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which have been widely and successfully applied to various brain imaging studies.(More)
Quetiapine is a new atypical antipsychotic drug widely used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. This study examined the influence of quetiapine on the decrease of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression, induced by chronic immobilization stress, in the hippocampus of the rat. Pretreatment with 10 mg/kg of quetiapine(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings were grown hydroponically in Hoagland’s nutrient solution under controlled conditions to investigate the effects of NaCl pretreatment on their response to subsequent application of cadmium (Cd) alone and Cd + NaCl combination. The Cd stress caused growth retardation in all plants, significantly reduced pigment content,(More)
The present study was carried out to examine the effects of exogenous salicylic acid (SA) on growth, activities of antioxidant enzymes, and some physiological and biochemical characteristics of zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) plants subjected to drought. Aqueous 0.1, 0.5, or 1.0 mM SA solution was sprayed on the leaves of zoysiagrass for 3 days.(More)
We have earlier reported that the endophyte infection can enhance photosynthetic capacity and antioxidant enzyme activities in rice exposed to salinity stress. Now, the changes in primary photochemistry of photosystem (PS) II induced by Na2CO3 stress in endophyte-infected (E+) and endophyte-uninfected (E-) rice seedlings were studied using chlorophyll a(More)
We propose to measure the electroproduction of J/Ψ meson cross section off a proton near threshold (4.05 GeV < W < 4.45 GeV and |t − t min | < 2.5 GeV 2) with an 11 GeV electron beam. The high luminosity JLab 12 GeV upgrade electron beam combined with the large acceptance device SoLID in Hall A allow for a fully exclusive measurement of this process near(More)
Detection of electrical leakage in semiconductor devices indicates presence of electrical paths between junctions of p-doped and n-doped silicon, if no other physical abnormality is observed. This paper describes the use of advanced failure analysis tools to precisely locate and visualize crystalline defects in silicon that have caused electrical failure.