Yan-li Zhang

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In both genetic and idiopathic forms of Parkinson's disease (PD), considerable evidence supports the involvement of alpha-synuclein, electron transport chain complex I, protein aggregation, and the ubiquitin-proteasome system. To investigate alterations in the transcription of genes that comprise these pathways, we performed gene expression profiling and(More)
1. Pharmacokinetic drug interactions can lead to serious adverse events and the evaluation of a new molecular entity's (NME) drug-drug interaction potential is an integral part of drug development and regulatory review before its market approval. Clinically relevant interactions mediated by transporters are of increasing interest in clinical development and(More)
To identify susceptibility loci for ankylosing spondylitis, we performed a two-stage genome-wide association study in Han Chinese. In the discovery stage, we analyzed 1,356,350 autosomal SNPs in 1,837 individuals with ankylosing spondylitis and 4,231 controls; in the validation stage, we analyzed 30 suggestive SNPs in an additional 2,100 affected(More)
Little is known about the innate defense mechanisms of the male reproductive tract. We cloned a 385-base pair complementary DNA and its genomic DNA named Bin1b that is exclusively expressed in the caput region of the rat epididymis and that is responsible for sperm maturation, storage, and protection. Bin1b exhibits structural characteristics and(More)
Previously, a quantitative trait locus (QTL) that affects body weight (BW) at 4-12 weeks of age and carcass weight at 12 weeks of age had been mapped on chicken chromosome 1. After including more markers and individuals, the confidence interval was narrowed down to approximately 5.5 Mbps and located this QTL near a microsatellite marker (ADL328). This QTL(More)
Two new prenylated flavonoids, sinoflavonoids A-B, were isolated from the dried fruits of Sinopodophyllum emodi by silica gel column chromatography (SGCC) and high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC). The 95% ethanol extract was partitioned with petroleum ether, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol in water, respectively. The ethyl acetate(More)
AIM To study the combined pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) model of metoprolol stereoisomers, and compare their inhibitory effects on cardiovascular system in the spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS The drug concentration in plasma was measured by the reversed phase HPLC and the drug effects were recorded by polygraph. The(More)
Severe GVHD is a lethal complication to ASCT, and a number of approaches are therefore being evaluated. Recently, Le Blanc et al. reported a case of grade IV therapy-resistant acute GVHD of the gut and liver that showed rapid improvement after infusion of mesenchymal stem cells. Here we describe two pediatric patients who developed severe refractory acute(More)
Between the incisor and molars in each dental quadrant, mice have a toothless gap (diastema) that may contain vestigial tooth primordia. It is still not clear whether suppression of odontogenesis in the mouse lower diastema can be attributed to epithelium, mesenchyme, or both. Therefore, using recombination experiments with mouse tissues from E11.5 and(More)