Dan Jiang

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Salicornia europaea is a succulent euhalophyte that belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family. It is found that moderate concentration of NaCl can dramatically stimulate the growth of S. europaea plants. To elucidate the mechanism underlying the phenomenon, morphological and physiological changes of S. europaea in response to different ions, including cations(More)
We have recently reported that Ginsenoside Rh2 (G-Rh2) induces the activation of two initiator caspases, caspase-8 and caspase-9 in human cancer cells. However, the molecular mechanism of its death-inducing function remains unclear. Here we show that G-Rh2 stimulated the activation of both caspase-8 and caspase-9 simultaneously in HeLa cells. Under G-Rh2(More)
Recently, the Bayesian least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) has been successfully applied to multiple quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping, which assigns the double-exponential prior and the Student’s t prior to QTL effect that lead to the shrinkage estimate of QTL effect. However, as reported by many researchers, the Bayesian LASSO(More)
AIM To study the roles of autophagy in muscle establishment during long-term exercise in mice. METHODS Female ICR mice were submitted to exercise training with a wheel running regimen: 6 m/min, 15 min/time, 3 times/d (on 8:00, 14:00, and 20:00), 5 d/week for 2 months. The mice were treated with the autophagy activator trehalose (1% aqueous solution as a(More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated that axons from grafts of embryonic entorhinal cortex (EC) can reinnervate the deafferented zones in the hippocampus and form synaptic connections with the host dentate gyrus in adult mice and rats deprived of their own entorhinal inputs. Here, we have examined the ability of the EC grafts to ameliorate deficits in(More)
With the development and improvement of new sequencing technology, next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been applied increasingly in cancer genomics research over the past decade. More recently, NGS has been adopted in clinical oncology to advance personalized treatment of cancer. NGS is used to identify novel and rare cancer mutations, detect familial(More)
Cyclin A-Cdk2, a cell cycle regulated Ser/Thr kinase, plays important roles in a variety of apoptoticprocesses. However, the mechanism of cyclin A-Cdk2 regulated apoptosis remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that Rad9, a member of the BH3-only subfamily of Bcl-2 proteins, could be phosphorylated by cyclin A-Cdk2 in vitro and in vivo. Cyclin A-Cdk2(More)
Using the data of crosses of multiple of inbred lines for mapping QTL can increase QTL detecting power compared with only cross of two inbred lines. Although many fixed-effect model methods have been proposed to analyze such data, they are largely based on one-QTL model or main effect model, and the interaction effects between QTL are always neglected.(More)
MicroRNA-200 family members are expressed in the developing mouse inner ear and in zebrafish (Danio rerio) olfactory epithelia, taste buds, and neuromasts, and have also been shown to be associated with differentiation of olfactory and taste buds. However, the role of the miR-200 family in the inner ear of zebrafish had not been studied. We investigated the(More)
Leaf morphology is closely associated with cell division. In rice, mutations in Narrow leaf 1 (NAL1) show narrow leaf phenotypes. Previous studies have shown that NAL1 plays a role in regulating vein patterning and increasing grain yield in indica cultivars, but its role in leaf growth and development remains unknown. In this report, we characterized two(More)