Zhi He Zhang

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Lp[a] concentrations in nmol/L and apo[a] size isoforms, expressed in terms of the relative number of apo[a] kringle 4 (K4) repeats, were determined in 3959 whites and blacks from four U.S. communities. Plasma Lp[a] analyses were performed by an ELISA method insensitive to apo[a] size heterogeneity and apo[a] size isoforms were determined by high resolution(More)
A total of 34 different apo(a) isoforms was identified in a population sample of 806 American Whites and 701 American Blacks by a high resolution SDS-agarose gel electrophoretic method followed by immunoblotting. Among the 1507 individuals tested, 79% revealed double-banded phenotypes and 21% single-banded phenotypes. The frequencies of the apo(a) isoforms(More)
A cDNA encoding Ailuropoda melanoleuca growth hormone (AmGH) was isolated from pituitary total RNA using RT-PCR and expressed in Escherichia coli. This is the first report of a GH nucleotide and amino acid (aa) sequence from giant panda. The open reading frame of AmGH (651 bp) encodes a precursor of 216 aa comprising a 26 aa signal peptide and a 190 aa(More)
UNLABELLED We studied the activation of a chloride channel in normal human bronchial epithelial cells (NHBE) by guanylin. We have observed a background Cl current (ICl,background) and a guanylin-induced outward rectifying chloride currents (ORCC) in NHBE. ICl,background was present in 93% of cells (n = 114), was outwardly-rectifying, and could be completely(More)
Mother-reared (MR) and peer-reared (PR) captive giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cubs were compared to evaluate the effects of early removal from mother on behavioral development. Males and females and twins and singletons were compared to assess the effects of social setting on behavioral development. Subjects included 2 PR females, 3 MR females, 3 MR(More)
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