Chang Ji

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The p53 tumour-suppressor gene is found altered in the majority of colorectal cancers. Lesions include allelic loss, mutation of the gene and overexpression of the p53 protein. All of these lesions have been analysed for prognostic significance, and whereas both mutation and allelic loss have been shown to be reasonably useful markers of prognosis, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of the IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) and prostate specific antigen (PSA), an IGFBP protease. in human breast tissue. We sought to investigate the differences in serum IGFs, IGFBP-1, -3 and -6, and PSA between patients with surgically proven breast cancer and patients with benign breast disease. (More)
Reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) has become one of the most widely used methods for gene expression analysis, but its successful application depends on the stability of suitable reference genes used for data normalization. In plant studies, the choice and optimal number of reference genes must be experimentally determined for the(More)
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), a perennial forage crop with high nutritional content, is widely distributed in various environments worldwide. We recently demonstrated that the sweetpotato Orange gene (IbOr) is involved in increasing carotenoid accumulation and enhancing resistance to multiple abiotic stresses. In this study, in an effort to improve the(More)
In this paper, the liquid-vapour-solid system near triple-phase contact line in a microchannel heat sink is studied numerically. Molecular dynamics (MD) method is employed aiming to get a microscopic insight into the complex liquid-vapour-solid system. In the present model, the Lennard-Jones potential is applied to mono-atomic molecules of argon as liquid(More)
Carotenoids have essential roles in light-harvesting processes and protecting the photosynthetic machinery from photo-oxidative damage. Phytoene synthase (PSY) and Orange (Or) are key plant proteins for carotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation. We previously isolated the sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Or gene (IbOr), which is involved in carotenoid(More)
Sweetpotato forms different types of root during storage root production, including fibrous roots (FR), thick roots (TR), and storage roots (SR). To understand the functions that antioxidant enzymes play in the development of these different roots, we investigated the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), catalase (CAT),(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the photoprotective and immunoregulatory capacities of ginsen-oside Rg1 in skin irradiated by chronic ultraviolet B (UVB) and to verify the potential mechanisms of action. BALB/c mice were pretreated with a topical application of ginsen-oside Rg1 and irradiated with different doses of UVB daily for 30 consecutive(More)
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