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We have shown in a previous study that desensitization and internalization of the human dopamine D(1) receptor following short-term agonist exposure are mediated by temporally and biochemically distinct mechanisms. In the present study, we have used site-directed mutagenesis to remove potential phosphorylation sites in the third intracellular loop and(More)
Enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B, 280–320 nm) is recognized as one of the environmental stress factors that cannot be neglected. Jasmonic acid (JA) is an important signaling molecule in a plant’s defense against biotic and abiotic stresses. To determine the role of exogenous JA in the resistance of wheat to stress from UV-B radiation, wheat seedlings(More)
Problem Forest canopy height is essential information for many forest management activities and is also a critical parameter in models of ecosystem processes and in better quantifying the terrestrial carbon cycle [1, 2]. Several categories of methods are available to measure canopy height from remote sensing technology, one of which is the Polarimetric(More)
Forest aboveground biomass (AGB) was mapped throughout China using large footprint LiDAR waveform data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) onboard NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) imagery and forest inventory data. The entire land of China was divided into seven(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-22 (IL-22) is a member of the IL-10 family of anti-inflammatory cytokines that mediates epithelial immunity. IL-22 expression was found to be increased in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Whether genetic polymorphisms of IL-22 also influence UC risk is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association(More)
Synthetic Aperture Radar is the only instrument that can provide consistent remote sensing data for south China with persistent cloud cover and rain. It is generally difficult to acquire specified optical remote sensing images for interpretation due to frequent cloud and fog covers in subtropical area of southeastern China. Land cover mapping and timely(More)
miRNAs have emerged as promising markers for tumors. However, the underlying mechanism of specific miRNAs in bladder cancer (BC) remains largely unknown. Here, a comprehensive miRNA/mRNA expression profile was executed by microarray assay for four pairs of bladder carcinoma and para-carcinoma tissues from patients with grade 2 (G2) T2. A total of 99 miRNAs(More)