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The excitonic effect in semiconductors is sensitive to dopants. Origins of dopant-induced large variation in the exciton binding energy (E(b)) is not well understood and has never been systematically studied. We choose ZnO as a typical high-E(b) material, which is very promising in low-threshold lasing. To the best of our knowledge, its shortest wavelength(More)
Modulation of grain boundary barrier in ZnO layer by polar liquid, was investigated in ZnMgO/ZnO heterostructures grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. Traditionally, surface adsorbates can only affect the surface atoms or surface electronic states. However, it was found that the electronic conduction property of ZnO far from the surface could be(More)
Gametogenetin Binding Protein 2 (GGNBP2) was identified as a tumor suppressor and verified as such by several studies. GGNBP2 has also been reported to be essential for pregnancy maintenance via regulation of trophoblast stem cells. Gametogenetin (GGN) is a testicular germ cell-specific gene expressed in adult testes. As a potential GGN1-interacting(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs play critical roles in carcinogenesis and cancer progression. In this study, miR-133a was found to be significantly downregulated in colon tumor tissues. We aimed to determine its biological function, molecular mechanisms, and direct target genes in colorectal cancer. From these results, we found that miR-133a was(More)
Utilizing massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technology for SNP testing in forensic genetics is becoming attractive because of the shortcomings of STR markers, such as their high mutation rates and disadvantages associated with the current PCR-CE method as well as its limitations regarding multiplex capabilities. MPS offers the potential to genotype(More)
Escherichia coli is widely used for expressing recombinant proteins, and several tags have been developed to improve protein solubility. However, expressing and purifying protein from other organisms is not always successful. In this study, we investigated the possibility of using TtrD as an expressing fusion tag in E. coli. Twenty RING finger domain(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), together with nitric oxide and carbon monoxide, has been recognized as an important gasotransmitter. It plays an essential physiological role in regulating cyto-protective signal process, and H2S-based therapy is considered as the next generation of promising therapeutic strategies for many biomedical applications, such as the(More)