Yue-ming Jiang

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OBJECTIVE Chronic manganese (Mn) intoxication induces syndromes resembling Parkinson disease. The clinical intervention has largely been unsuccessful. We report a 17-year follow-up study of effective treatment of occupational Mn parkinsonism with sodium para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS). METHODS The patient, female and aged 50 at the time of treatment, was(More)
The MRI technique has been used in diagnosis of manganism in humans and non-human primates. This cross-sectional study was designed to explore whether the pallidal signal intensity in T1-weighted MRI correlated with Mn levels in the blood compartment among Mn-exposed workers and to understand to what extent the MRI signal could reflect Mn exposure. A group(More)
BACKGROUND ABA-, stress- and ripening-induced (ASR) proteins have been reported to act as a downstream component involved in ABA signal transduction. Although much attention has been paid to the roles of ASR in plant development and stress responses, the mechanisms by which ABA regulate fruit ripening at the molecular level are not fully understood. In the(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the protective effects of sodium p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS-Na) on learning and memory via increasing the number of basal forebrain choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) neurons in manganese (Mn)-exposed rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into following groups: the normal control I, II, and III groups, the model(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the characteristics of wheat gluten hydrolysates. Enzymatic hydrolysis was performed using a papain (food-grade enzyme) in the present study. The gluten proteins were hydrolyzed for 8 h. During enzymatic hydrolysis, average peptide chain length in the hydrolysate decreased rapidly. Increasing proteolysis resulted in(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL, EC 4.3.1.5) is associated with low temperature stress in plant tissues. Banana fruit are highly susceptible to chilling injury. However, little is known about the role of PAL (i.e. gene expression, protein level and activity) in fruit chilling. In this work, the involvement of PAL induced(More)
The involvement of ethylene response factor (ERF) transcription factor (TF) in the transcriptional regulation of ethylene biosynthesis genes during fruit ripening remains largely unclear. In this study, 15 ERF genes, designated as MaERF1-MaERF15, were isolated and characterized from banana fruit. These MaERFs were classified into seven of the 12 known ERF(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to excessive levels of manganese (Mn) is known to induce psychiatric and motor disorders, including parkinsonian symptoms. Therefore, finding a reliable means for early detection of Mn neurotoxicity is desirable. OBJECTIVES Our goal was to determine whether in vivo brain levels of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-acetylaspartate (NAA),(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the strategy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B with YMDD mutation. METHODS A total of 120 chronic hepatitis B patients with YMDD mutation were randomly assigned into four groups. In group A, patients received adefovir dipivoxil for 48 weeks. In group B, patients received adefovir dipivoxil in combination with lamivudine during(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) have been used in clinics for diagnosis of chronic liver diseases. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between MRI/MRS outcomes and the severity of liver damage. Of 50 patients examined, the MRI signal intensity in the globus pallidus as determined by(More)