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The zinc finger transcription factor ZFX functions as an important regulator of self-renewal in multiple stem cell types, as well as a sex determinant of mammals. Moreover, ZFX expression is abnormally elevated in several cancers, and correlates with malignancy grade. To investigate its role in the pathogenesis of gliomas, we used lentivirus-mediated RNA(More)
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a biological hormone involved in many important physiological processes in plants. To better understand the protective roles of melatonin in plants against salt stress, we determined the effects of exogenous melatonin (1 µM) on plant growth, photosynthesis, antioxidant enzyme activity and ion homeostasis in maize(More)
The exploration of efficient DNA intercalative agents (intercalators) is essential for understanding DNA scission, repair, and signal transduction. In this work, we explored systematically the graphene oxide (GO) interaction with DNA molecules using fluorescence spectroscopic (FL) and circular dichroism (CD) studies, gel electrophoresis, and DNA thermal(More)
Mental retardation is a common neurological disorder characterized by various clinical manifestations, primarily impaired cognitive function. To date, only a few genes linked to mental retardation have been well characterized, and the genetics of mental retardation remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of the Cdkl3, a mental retardation(More)
Due to the importance of economic performance analysis to support decision making of integrated system, many experts devote themselves into this area and develop several related frameworks and methods. However these frameworks and methods can embody the philosophy of integration hardly. Our research team has researched in this area for many years and put(More)
The complete genome sequence of a novel virus, provisionally named tobacco virus 1 (TV1), was determined, and this virus was identified in leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) exhibiting leaf mosaic and yellowing symptoms in Anhui Province, China. The genome sequence of TV1 consists of 15,395 nucleotides with 61.6 % nucleotide sequence identity to mint(More)
-Increasing attention to the environment and resource sustainability has extended the traditional forward supply chain (SC) into closed-loop supply chain (CLSC). Meanwhile, with the fast development and application of ICTs, especially like wireless technology, product related information embedded in different phases of the SC is strongly supposed to be(More)