Zi Chen Wang

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A series of adenosine A2 receptor agonists were examined for their ability to activate adenosine A2 receptors and inhibit nucleoside transport. A2 receptor activation was measured by the ability of these adenosine agonists to relax porcine coronary smooth muscle, where the compounds varied in their EC50 values from 4.5 nM (CGS 21680A (2-[p-(2-carboxyethyl)(More)
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) induces neurogenesis, reduces feeding, and induces weight loss. However, the central mechanisms by which CNTF acts are vague. We employed the mHypoE-20/2 line that endogenously expresses the CNTF receptor to examine the direct effects of CNTF on mRNA levels of urocortin-1, urocortin-2, agouti-related peptide, brain-derived(More)
In our preliminary study, methamphetamine (METH) at 2.5 mg/kg, but not at 1.0 mg/kg, induced a delayed increase in glutamate levels in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). We hypothesize that repeated increases in glutamate levels produces behavioral sensitization to a selective uncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, dizocilpine (MK-801),(More)
The mouse insulin I promoter (MIP) construct was developed to eliminate the promoter activity detected with the rat insulin II promoter in specific hypothalamic neurons that may have unintended effects on glucose and energy homeostasis in transgenic models. Thus, the specificity of this novel construct must be validated prior to the widespread availability(More)
Extracts of different concentrations from Codonopsis pilosula were administered to the myocardial cells of rats, and the results indicated that the activity of PDE was inhibited in different ways, and that cAMP was less hydrolyzed and increased in contents. When the extract was administered to the PRP of rabbits, the inhibiting rate of CaM activity rose(More)
Using 3H-TdR labelling radioautography in vitro, labelling index (LI) of the bone marrow cells from patients with CML was estimated before and after treatment by indirubin, and compared with myleran. The results showed that LI of the bone marrow cells was prone to decline after treatment by indirubin or myleran, and it was most marked on the myelocyte and(More)
A versatile one-step method for the general synthesis of metal oxide hollow nanostructures is demonstrated. This method involves the controlled deposition of metal oxides on shaped α-Fe(2)O(3) crystals which are simultaneously dissolved. A variety of uniform SnO(2) hollow nanostructures, such as nanococoons, nanoboxes, hollow nanorings, and nanospheres, can(More)
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