Xiuwen Zhou

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For nine solvents of various polarity (from cyclohexane to water), the solvatochromic shifts of the lowest absorption band of coumarin 153 are evaluated using a computational method based on frozen-density embedding theory [Wesolowski and Warshel, J. Chem Phys., 1993, 97, 9050, and subsequent articles]. In the calculations, the average electron density of(More)
Hypoxia during pregnancy could affect development of fetuses as well as cardiovascular systems in the offspring. This study was the first to demonstrate the influence and related mechanisms of prenatal hypoxia (PH) on renal interlobar arteries (RIA) in the 5-month-old male rat offspring. Following chronic hypoxia during pregnancy, phenylephrine induced(More)
As prokaryotic models for multicellular development, Stigmatella aurantiaca and Myxococcus xanthus share many similarities in terms of social behaviors, such as gliding motility. Our current understanding of myxobacterial grouped-cell motilities comes mainly from the research on M. xanthus, which shows that filamentous type IV pili (TFP), composed of type(More)
We recently demonstrated that acetylcholine (ACh) produced reliable vasoconstrictions in the umbilical cords. This study investigated the possible mechanisms with different antagonists. ACh-mediated vasoconstrictions were decreased by voltage-operated calcium (Ca(2+)) channels antagonist nifedipine or inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate-mediated Ca(2+) release(More)
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