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Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) increased significantly in mouse brain following cerebral ischemia. However, the role of Sema3A in stroke brain remains unknown. Our aim was to determine wether Sema3A functions as a vascular permeability factor and contributes to ischemic brain damage. Recombinant Sema3A injected intradermally to mouse skin, or stereotactically into(More)
Three bacterial strains capable of transforming pyrazosulfuron-ethyl, designated as D61, D66, and D713, were isolated from pyrazosulfuron-ethyl contaminated soils. According to the sequence analysis of the partial 16S rRNA gene, it is found that the strains D61 and D66 belong to Pseudomonas sp., and the strain D713 belongs to Bacillus sp. The effects of(More)
Increased brain infiltration of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) occurs early after stroke and is important in eliciting brain inflammatory response during stroke recovery. In order to understand the molecular mechanism of PMN entry, we investigated the expression and requirement for Slit1, a chemorepulsive guidance cue, and its cognate receptor, Robo1,(More)
It is well known that the ventral tegmental area (VTA) is a brain region in which virtually all abused drugs exert rewarding effects by activating its dopamine neurons. We recently found that the tumour suppressor enzyme phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) directly interacts to a region in the third intracellular loop (3L4F) of(More)
An analytical method based on dispersive solid-phase extraction with a multiwalled carbon nanotubes sorbent coupled with positive pulse glow discharge ion mobility spectrometry was developed for analysis of 30 pesticide residues in drinking water samples. Reduced ion mobilities and the mass-mobility correlation of 30 pesticides were measured. The pesticides(More)
This study reports the development and validation of a novel rapid cleanup method based on multiple-walled carbon nanotubes in a packed column filtration procedure for analysis of pesticide residues followed by gas chromatography-triple-quadruple tandem mass spectrometry detection. The cleanup method was carried out by applying the streamlined procedure on(More)
We recently found that the interfering peptide Tat-3L4F is able not only to disrupt the protein-protein interaction of PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10) with the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor in the rat ventral tegmental area (VTA) but also to suppress the conditioned place preference induced by cannabinoid and nicotine without(More)
There is increasing concern about the enantioselective effects of chiral herbicides. To study the enantioselective toxicity of the chiral herbicide imazamox on maize, maize seedlings (Zhengda 619, Zea mays L.) were exposed to imazamox racemate and enantiomers in hydroponic experiments. The results showed that imazamox enantiomers selectively affected maize.(More)
A simple and rapid multiplug filtration cleanup method based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes was developed to determine 124 pesticide residues in rice, wheat, and corn, which could be done in a few seconds without conditioning and elution steps. Various combinations of sorbents were optimized for each matrix with a dispersive solid-phase extraction(More)
The dissipation and residues of bispyribac-sodium in rice cropping system were studied. Bispyribac-sodium residues were extracted by a simple analytical method based on QuEChERs and detected by LC-MS/MS. The limit of detection for bispyribac-sodium of this method was 0.375 × 10(-3) ng. The limit of quantification (LOQ) was 5.0 μg/kg for rice plant samples,(More)