Youbiao Zheng

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Recently we mapped the murine Spam1 gene to the proximal region of chromosome 6 (MMU 6). Based on the map location and physiological characteristics of its encoded sperm antigen, the gene is an attractive candidate for the sperm dysfunction seen in Rb(6.16) translocation heterozygotes and the reduced fertility of homozygotes. We have analyzed the expression(More)
The Sperm Adhesion Molecule 1 (SPAM1), also known as PH-20, is a sperm membrane-bound protein that has been shown to have bifunctional roles in fertilization. It is encoded by a gene that is widely conserved in mammalian species, underscoring its importance in the fertilization process. Here we determined the genomic structure of the murine homologue,(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which is clinically characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline caused by protein misfolding and aggregation. Imbalance between free radicals and the antioxidant system is a prominent and early feature in the neuropathology of AD. Selenium (Se), a vital trace element with excellent(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by peptide and protein misfolding and aggregation, in part due to the presence of excess metal ions such as copper. Aggregation and cytotoxicity of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide with copper ion have been investigated extensively; however, the effects of metalation on tau are less known.(More)
It has been suggested that the aggregation and cytotoxicity of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide with transition-metal ions in neuronal cells is involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Selenoproteins are a group of special proteins that contain the 21st amino acid selenocysteine in their sequence, and they are found to be involved in the onset and(More)
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