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Kernel hardness that is conditioned by puroindoline genes has a profound effect on milling, baking and end-use quality of bread wheat. In this study, 219 landraces and 166 historical cultivars from China and 12 introduced wheats were investigated for their kernel hardness and puroindoline alleles, using molecular and biochemical markers. The results(More)
Transcription factors of the DREBP subgroup and the EREBP subgroup contain conserved DNA-binding domains called AP2/EREBP domains, which specifically bind to DRE cis-element and GCC-box, respectively. The 14th and 19th amino acid residues of AP2/EREBP domains are absolutely conserved in the transcription factors of the DREBP subgroup as well as in the EREBP(More)
The present study was conducted in a 2 x 4 factorial arrangement in a randomized complete block (RCB) design to compare the effects of a commercial inorganic Se source (sodium selenite, SS) with a commercial organic Se source (Se-enriched yeast, SY) on tissue Se distribution and blood and whole-egg Se concentrations in laying hens. Both Se sources were(More)
WW domains are protein modules that mediate protein-protein interactions through recognition of proline-rich peptide motifs and phosphorylated serine/threonine-proline sites. To pursue the functional properties of WW domains, we employed mass spectrometry to identify 148 proteins that associate with 10 human WW domains. Many of these proteins represent(More)
The objective of the present study was to develop a novel solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) for the lung-targeting delivery of dexamethasone acetate (DXM) by intravenous administration. DXM loaded SLN colloidal suspensions were prepared by the high pressure homogenization method. The mean particle size, drug loading capacity and drug entrapment efficiency(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective comparative cohort study. OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of patients with symptomatic cervical intervertebral disc herniation (CIVDH) treated with full-endoscopic cervical discectomy (FECD) using the anterior approach with those treated with the posterior approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The optimal FECD(More)
Fecal samples of 2,056 dairy cattle from 14 farms were collected in three geographical regions of China and stained using a modified acid-fast staining technique to identify Cryptosporidium oocysts. A total of 387 (18.82%) positive samples were identified and further analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using primers designed to amplify DNA fragments(More)
AIMS Niacin has potentially favourable effects on lipids, but its effect on cardiovascular outcomes is uncertain. HPS2-THRIVE is a large randomized trial assessing the effects of extended release (ER) niacin in patients at high risk of vascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS Prior to randomization, 42 424 patients with occlusive arterial disease were given(More)
Elemene is a natural antitumor plant drug. However, the effect of elemene on cell growth in ovarian cancer is unknown. In this study, we show that β-elemene inhibited the proliferation of cisplatin-resistant human ovarian cancer cells and their parental cells, but had only a marginal effect in human ovary cells, indicating differential inhibitory effects on(More)
OBJECTIVES A multicenter study was initiated by the Chinese Chronic Pancreatitis Study Group to determine the nature and magnitude of chronic pancreatitis (CP) in China. METHODS Twenty-two hospitals representing all 6 urban health care regions in China participated in the study. The survey covered a 10-year period from May 1, 1994, to April 30, 2004.(More)