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Resting-state functional MRI provides a viable tool for assessing brain dysfunctions in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) without using explicit tasks. Altered resting brain functional connectivity (FC) in ALS has been reported in several studies but with large discrepancies in terms of the alteration directions. The purpose of this study was to provide(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term immunogenicity of inactivated split-virion 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine after a single immunization. We recruited 480 adults, aged 18-60 years, for a placebo-controlled, observer-masked, single-center clinical study. We randomly assigned subjects into four groups: 15 μg, 30 μg and 45 μg of(More)
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) offers a powerful approach for functional analysis of individual genes by knocking down their expression. We have adopted this approach to dissect gene functions in cotton resistant to Verticillium wilt, one of the most devastating diseases worldwide. We showed here that highly efficient VIGS was obtained in a cotton(More)
BACKGROUND China is approaching measles elimination, but indigenous measles still circulates. County L in China has reported measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage rates >95% since 2000. Despite high reported coverage, a large measles outbreak occurred among young children in L County. We measured MCV coverage using 5 different methods during an(More)
OBJECTIVE To prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), WHO recommends that the first dose of hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine be given within 24 hours after birth. This presents a challenge in remote areas with limited cold-chain infrastructure and where many children are born at home. METHODS Rural townships in three counties in China's Hunan(More)
Perception of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) elicits host transcriptional reprogramming as part of the immune response. Although pathogen perception is well studied, the signaling networks orchestrating immune gene expression remain less clear. In a genetic screen for components involved in the early immune gene transcription reprogramming,(More)
Transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors from Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum (Xcm) are essential for bacterial blight of cotton (BBC). Here, by combining transcriptome profiling with TAL effector-binding element (EBE) prediction, we show that GhSWEET10, encoding a functional sucrose transporter, is induced by Avrb6, a TAL effector determining Xcm(More)
The modified asphalt coil is widely used as the waterproof material in elevated railroad, high way etc. However, most of the asphalt is paving by manual work. An automatic and wireless controlling machine for the paving modified asphalt coiled is designed and studied according to the need of improving the efficiency and paving quality. This paper introduced(More)
BACKGROUND Booster doses could play a major role in no responders or low responders to primary hepatitis B (HB) vaccine. Planed time point for hepatitis A vaccination in China provides a good opportunity to carry out HB booster dose by using combined hepatitis A and B vaccine. METHODS A randomized, double-blinded clinical trial was conducted to compare(More)
To facilitate cotton functional genomics studies and identify cotton genes mediating biotic and abiotic stress responses, we report here a detailed protocol of construction of a VIGS library from diploid cotton Gossypium raimondii. Sequencing of the representative colonies revealed that the library covers a significant percentage of unique cotton genes.(More)