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Atonal homolog1 (Atoh1) encodes a basic helix-loop-helix protein that is the first transcription factor to be expressed in differentiating hair cells. Previous work suggests that expression of Atoh1 in prosensory precursors is necessary for the differentiation and survival of hair cells, but it is not clear whether Atoh1 is required exclusively for these(More)
miRNAs are involved in the pollen development during the CMS occurrence in rice. miRNAs are 20–24 nt endogenously expressed small RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of many growth and developmental processes in plants. The knowledge on cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) regulation by miRNAs in rice is rather limited. In this study, Illumina sequencing(More)
RNA editing plays an important role in the regulation of mitochondrial gene expression in flowering plants. In this study, we examined RNA editing of the mitochondrial genes cox2, atp6 and atp9 in five isonuclear alloplasmic male-sterile lines (IAMSLs) of rice to investigate whether different cytoplasmic types affect RNA editing. Although many editing sites(More)
UNLABELLED Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a widely observed phenomenon, which is especially useful in hybrid seed production. Meixiang A (MxA) is a new rice CMS line derived from a pollen-free sterile line named Yunnan ZidaoA (ZD-CMS). In this study, a homologous WA352 gene with variation in two nucleotides was identified in MxA. Cytological analysis(More)
In this paper, we propose an improved subtraction algorithm for rapid recovery of Raman spectra that can substantially reduce the computation time. This algorithm is based on an improved Savitzky-Golay (SG) iterative smoothing method, which involves two key novel approaches: (a) the use of the Gauss-Seidel method and (b) the introduction of a relaxation(More)
Many literatures have proven that postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) was very common in old patients after the injury of acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (AMIR) clinically such as the off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) without definite mechanism; however, reports on the animal experiments were rarely seen. We hypothesized that AMIR(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydrogen sulfide (H(2) S) is generated in mammalian cells mainly by one of the two pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes, cystathione-γ-lyase (CSE), and cystathione-β-synthase (CBS) using L-cysteine as the main substrate. In previous studies, we found that CBS and CSE were functionally expressed in vas deferens (VD) and H(2) S-mediated VD(More)
Epigenetic modification can occur at a high frequency in crop plants and might generate phenotypic variation without changes in DNA sequences. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that may contribute to environmentally-induced phenotypic variations by regulating gene expression. Rice Photoperiod-Thermo-Sensitive Genic Male Sterile (PTGMS)(More)
The main object of the present study was to explore the effect of perinatal bisphenol A (BPA) exposure on glucose metabolism in early and later life of male rat offspring, and to establish the potential mechanism of BPA-induced dysglycemia. Pregnant rats were treated with either vehicle or BPA by drinking water at concentrations of 1 and 10 µg/mL BPA from(More)
Epigenetic modifications play important roles in the regulation of plant development. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that dynamically regulates gene expression during developmental processes. However, little studies have been reported about the methylation profiles of photoperiod- and thermo-sensitive genic male sterile (PTGMS) rice(More)