Hong-Jian Li

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Mouse reproductive homeobox on the X chromosome (Rhox) is a novel homeobox gene cluster. Rhox5, also called Pem, belongs to the beta subcluster of Rhox. Codon analysis indicated that the cDNA contains 16% of codons rarely used in Escherichia coli. To achieve high-level expression of Rhox5, the coding sequence of Rhox5 was amplified and subcloned into the(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia, and AF is associated with relatively higher all-cause mortality in both men and women. However, there are limited treatment options for AF. Statins are hypothesized to have a benefit against arrhythmias in addition to(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the mutation of the methylmalonic aciduria (cobalamin deficiency) CblC type, with homocystinuria (MMACHC) gene in a pedigree with methylmalonic aciduria. METHODS The MMACHC gene mutation was detected using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. The MMACHC gene of 50 healthy people was also sequenced as control. RESULTS(More)
AIM To investigate the protective effects of prostaglandin E(1) (PGE(1)) against H(2)O(2)-induced oxidative damage on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS HUVECs were pretreated with PGE(1) (0.25, 0.50, and 1.00 micromol/L) for 24 h and exposed to H(2)O(2) (200 micromol/L) for 12 h, and cell viability was measured by the MTT assay.(More)
BACKGROUND Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common endocrine form of secondary hypertension, and one of the most common subtypes of sporadic PA is aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). Recently, two somatic mutations of the KCNJ5 gene were implicated in APA, and two germline mutations were associated with familial hyperaldosteronism III. OBJECTIVES(More)
We describe a system for still image compression that uses several transform sets in a multiple bases realization algorithm. Our algorithms reduce the number of encoded transform coefficients 20% beyond DCT-only compression. We extend these algorithms to use several newly developed lapped orthogonal transform (LOT) bases, resulting in useful algorithms for(More)
A sequence-specific M1GS ribozyme (M1-T3) was constructed by covalently linking an oligonucleotide (guide sequence,GS) to the 3' terminus of M1 RNA ,the catalytic subunit of RNase P from Escherichia coli. The engineered ribozyme is targeted to the mRNA sequence encoding a protein kinase (UL97) of HCMV and could effectively cleave the mRNA segment in vitro.(More)
Seven sequence-specific ribozymes (M1GS RNAs) derived in vitro from the catalytic RNA subunit of Escherichia coli RNase P and targeting the mRNAs transcribed by the UL54 gene encoding the DNA polymerase of human cytomegalovirus were screened from 11 ribozymes that were designed based on four rules: (1) the NCCA-3' terminal must be unpaired with the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the variants A(-6)G and A(-20)C of angiotensinogen (AGT) gene are involved in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension in Kazakans. METHODS T his case control study recruited 125 subjects with hypertension and 74 normotensive subjects from Kazakans of Xinjiang. Genomic DNA from leukocytes was analyzed for genetic(More)