Zhenwen Zhang

Chengming Wang6
Yan Zhu4
Lanjing Wei4
Jilei Zhang4
6Chengming Wang
4Yan Zhu
4Lanjing Wei
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There is a need for an endogenous internal control (EIC) for PCRs to monitor the quality and quantity of DNA in test samples. We designed and validated a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-PCR targeting the mammalian homolog of the hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMBS) gene as an EIC for PCRs on mammals. The designed FRET-PCR detected the HMBS gene(More)
BACKGROUND Proteomics is increasingly becoming an important tool for the study of many different aspects of plant functions, such as investigating the molecular processes underlying in plant physiology, development, differentiation and their interaction with the environments. To investigate the cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) proteome, we extracted(More)
BACKGROUND Rickettsia felis is a recently described flea-borne spotted fever group Rickettsia that is an emerging human pathogen. Although there is information on the organism from around the world, there is no information on the organism in China. METHODS We used a commercial ELISA to detect antibodies reactive against R. felis in blood samples and(More)
Real-time reverse transcription PCR revealed that new St-Valerien-ike porcine caliciviruses are prevalent (2.6%-80%; 23.8% overall) in finisher pigs in North Carolina. One strain, NC-WGP93C, shares 89.3%-89.7% genomic nucleotide identity with Canadian strains. Whether these viruses cause disease in pigs or humans or are of food safety concern requires(More)
The concentration of trans-resveratrol in 165 grape cane samples from three major grape production regions and four large distribution centers of Chinese wild Vitis species were determined by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Among the different genotype groups and purpose of uses, cultivars of V. vinifera had much higher amounts(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of exogenous 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) on the substances involved in antioxidation and osmoregulation responses of young grape plants under chilling stress. The grapevine leaves were sprayed with 0 (control), 0.05, 0.10 or 0.15 mg/L of 24-epibrassinolide and then exposed to 4 and 0 °C for 24 h,(More)
Pain threshold may be up-regulated or down-regulated according to gender, age, race/ethnic and psychological state. Previous studies indicated that obesity may change pain threshold, both nociceptive and antinociceptive, which resulted from obesity-reduced variation of neuroendocrine. However there is a limited understanding of its molecular mechanism(More)
The paper described a novel chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of phenolic compounds such as gallic, protocatechuic, vanillic, caffeic, syringic, p-coumaric and salicylic acid, (+)-catechin, (‒)-epicatechin, rutin, morin, quercetin, coumarin and trans-resveratrol at their maximum absorbance wavelengths (MAW) employing reverse-phase(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is heterogeneous in many facets. The patients suffered from type 1 diabetes present several levels of islet function as well as variable number and type of islet-specific autoantibodies. This study was to investigate prevalence and heterogeneity of the islet autoantibodies and clinical phenotypes of type 1 diabetes mellitus; and(More)
Our previous studies testified the beneficial effect of central galanin on insulin sensitivity of type 2 diabetic rats. The aim of the study was further to investigate whether central M617, a galanin receptor 1 agonist, can benefit insulin sensitivity. The effects of intracerebroventricular administration of M617 on insulin sensitivity and insulin signaling(More)