Yao-Ren Dai

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Pretreatment with 43 nM (10 ng/mL) to 86 nM melatonin for 5 days significantly attenuated cold-induced apoptosis in carrot suspension cells (Daucus carota L.) as evidenced by the TUNEL procedure, DNA fragmentation and the morphological changes revealed by electronic microscopy observations. The antiapoptotic effect of melatonin was initially thought to be a(More)
The effect of melatonin on age-related thymic involution and peripheral immune dysfunctions was investigated. Exogenous melatonin was administered through the drinking water (15 microg/ml) of 22-month-old female C57BL mice for 60 consecutive days. Our results show that melatonin distinctly reversed the age-related thymic involution as revealed by the(More)
In this study, the effect of EGb 761, a standard extract of Ginkgo biloba leaf, on thymocyte apoptosis and age-related thymic atrophy and on peripheral immune dysfunctions was investigated in mice. When primary culture of thymocytes was preincubated with 100 microg/ml EGb 761 before their exposure to hydroxyl radicals (*OH) generated by Fe(2+)-mediated(More)
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