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Recombinant antibodies with desirable characteristics that can replace polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies are important for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of residues of clenbuterol (CBL), an illicit veterinary drug. Here, we report our work on expression and purification of a mouse-derived anti-CBL single chain Fv (scFv) antibody in Escherichia(More)
Phage display method was used to clone anti-carbofuran (CBF) single chain Fv (scFv) gene. The heavy chain and light chain variable region genes were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction from the CBF-specific hybridoma cell lines 5D3 and assembled as a scFv DNA fragment with linker peptide (Gly(4)Ser)(3). The scFv DNA fragment was cloned into M13(More)
Although environmental enrichment has been shown to improve functional and histologic outcomes in pre-clinical moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), there are a paucity of pre-clinical data regarding enrichment strategies in the setting of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI). Given the vast numbers of athletes and those in the military(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated a close relationship between abnormal regulation of microRNA (miRNA) and various types of diseases, including epilepsy and other neurological disorders of memory. However, the role of miRNA in the memory impairment observed in epilepsy remains unknown. In this study, a model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) was induced via(More)
The production and characterization of an anti-clenbuterol single-chain Fv antibody (CBLscFv)-bacterial alkaline phosphatase (AP) fusion protein are described. The CBLscFv and the phoA gene of Escherichia coli strain K12 chromosomal DNA were cloned by PCR and sequentially inserted into the expression vector pBV220 to express the CBLscFv-AP fusion protein in(More)
Demyelinating diseases is common in neurology department, but its treatment is still not clear. A 40-year-old male who was addicted in heroin was hospitalized and presented worsening altered mental status in hospital. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a symmetrical diffuse long T1 and long T2 time abnormalities in the white matter of cerebral(More)
Our previous study showed that the expression of miR-181a in memory impairment group of pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced epileptic rats was up-regulated, but whether miR-181a influenced the cognitive function of PTZ-induced epileptic rats remains unknown. Therefore, we investigated the role of miR-181a in the cognitive function of PTZ-induced epileptic rats.(More)
Voltage-gated potassium channels (VGPCs) are among the most complex families of ion channels. VGPCs are distributed widely among species but their biological roles remain unclear. In this study, the evolution of VGPCs and the functions of ancestral families are determined according to phylogenetic studies. We downloaded 127 genomic data of alpha subunits(More)
Diet polyphenols-primarily categorized into flavonoids (e.g., flavonols, flavones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanidins, flavanones, and isoflavones) and nonflavonoids (with major subclasses of stilbenes and phenolic acids)-are reported to have health-promoting effects, such as antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anticarcinoma, antimicrobial, antiviral, and(More)
AIMS Amyloid β (Aβ) is considered to be an important mediator of the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Its direct binding to p75(NTR), not TrkA, induces apoptosis, which is thought to be the most relevant feature of p75(NTR) regarding AD. In the present study we explored the regulation of p75(NTR) on Aβ production and accumulation(More)