Yan Ping Du

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yap1 protein is an AP1-like transcription factor involved in the regulation of the oxidative stress response. An ortholog of Yap1, MoAP1, was recently identified from the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae genome. We found that MoAP1 is highly expressed in conidia and during invasive hyphal growth. The Moap1 mutant was sensitive(More)
Opioids are widely prescribed analgesics, but their use is limited due to development of tolerance and addiction, as well as high variability in individual response. The development of improved opioid analgesics requires high-throughput functional assays to assess large numbers of potential opioid ligands. In this study, we assessed the ability of a(More)
The dispensable maize (Zea mays L.) B chromosome is highly heterochromatic and widely believed to be devoid of functional genes. Although low-copy B chromosome causes no obvious phenotype variation, its existence might influence A genome gene expression. Previous studies suggested that B chromosomes are evolved from standard chromosomes; therefore, they(More)
Endocytosis is an essential cellular process in eukaryotic cells that involves concordant functions of clathrin and adaptor proteins, various protein and lipid kinases, phosphatases and the actin cytoskeleton. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ark1p is a member of the serine/threonine protein kinase (SPK) family that affects profoundly the organization of the(More)
Japonicone A, which is a natural product isolated from the aerial part of Inula japonica Thunb., has a wide range of clinical applications, including anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. This study investigated the effects of japonicone A on the growth of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines. The results showed that japonicone A significantly(More)
Opioid efficacy on mu-receptor may be influenced by various Gi/o-G-protein subunits interacting with intracellular face of receptor. Pertussis toxin-insensitive Galphai1 and Galphai2 subunits tethered with mu-receptor were stably transfected into AtT20 cells to (i) determine coupling of different alpha-subunits on opioid efficacy, and (ii) determine(More)
Sexual reproduction of heterothallic clavicipitaceous fungus Villosiclava virens (anamorph: Ustilaginoidea virens) generates ascospores, which is considered as primary infection source of rice false smut disease. However, little is known about the molecular underpinnings of sexual reproduction in V. virens. In this study, transcriptomes of V. virens in(More)
Here, we report the high-quality draft genome sequence of Bacillus sp. strain PTS-394, isolated from the rhizosphere of tomatoes grown on Putuo Mountain (Xiamen, Fujian province, China), which exhibited excellent colonization ability on plant roots. The 4.0-Mb genome uncovered the mechanism for its potential root colonization ability and may provide novel(More)
Pseudomonas chlororaphis YL-1 was isolated from soybean root tips and showed a broad range of antagonistic activities to microbial plant pathogens. Here, we report the high-quality draft genome sequence of YL-1, which consists of a chromosome with an estimated size of 6.8 Mb with a G+C value of 63.09%.
Elevated levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides, the main component of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, are the result of excessive β- and γ-cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and/or impaired Aβ clearance in the brain. It has been suggested that high concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH) in women contribute to increased Aβ generation(More)