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Salidroside is a novel effective adaptogenic drug extracted from the medicinal plant Rhodiola sachalinensis A. Bor. Because this plant is a rare resource and has low yield, there is great interest in enhancing the production of salidroside. In this study, a putative UDP-glucosyltransferase (UGT) cDNA, UGT73B6, was isolated from Rhodiola sachalinensis using(More)
Basic Stamp 2 (BS2) is a popular microcontroller used both in hobby and industrial projects. Similar to other microcontrollers, the BS2 programming environment lacks graphical user interface (GUI) capability. In this paper, we present an approach to endow the BS2 microcontroller with GUI capabilities by interfacing it with Matlab and by exploiting Matlab's(More)
A series of novel benzothiazole-2-thiol derivatives were synthesized, and their anti-proliferative activities on HepG2 and MCF-7 cells were investigated. Most compounds had inhibitory effects on cell growth, and some of them were more effective than cisplatin. Compounds 6m and 6t displayed good inhibitory activities against a panel of different types of(More)
The 15-day intact adult male assay was used to investigate the reproductive toxicity of cypermethrin. We also evaluated the contributions of the androgen receptor (AR) to cypermethrin-induced reproductive impairments. Sixty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups and treated with different doses of cypermethrin (0, 6.25, 12.5,(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical characteristics of primary vaginal sarcoma, which is a rare malignancy METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of eight patients with primary vaginal sarcoma treated at Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre from 1997 to 2012. RESULTS Eight patients aged ≥ 17 years were identified (four had leiomyosarcoma, two(More)
To improve the accumulation of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) in transgenic tobacco, a highly effective vector was constructed and transformed via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The hEGF content in transgenic tobacco was up to 0.3% of the total soluble protein. Using the Vero E6 cell expansion assay and the MTT method for cell proliferation,(More)
Many ionotropic receptors are modulated by extracellular H+. So far, few studies have directly addressed the role of such modulation at synapses. In the present study, we investigated the effects of changes in extracellular pH on glycinergic miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents (mIPSCs) as well as glycine-evoked currents (IGly) in mechanically(More)
BACKGROUND Structural and functional alterations in the senescent heart have been associated with an activated sympathetic nervous system and a regional cardiac renin-angiotensin system. To date, however, limited information related to their expression alteration during the whole procress of growth and development has been reported. OBJECTIVES To examine(More)
The density functional theory (DFT) method has been employed to systematically investigate the geometrical structures, relative stabilities, and electronic and magnetic properties of Au(n)M (M = Al and Si, n = 1-9) clusters for clarifying the effect of Al(Si) modulation on the gold nanostructures. Of all the clusters studied, the most stable configurations(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of cyclin G1 and cyclin B1 in ovarian tumorigenesis. STUDY DESIGN We examined cyclin B1 and G1 expression in 58 epithelial ovarian cancer, 18 low-malignant-potential ovarian tumors, and 6 normal ovarian epithelium samples using immunohistochemistry. We also examined cyclin G1 and p53 expression in 7 epithelial ovarian(More)