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Activation of vascular NAD(P)H oxidases and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by these enzyme systems are common in cardiovascular disease. In the past several years, a new family of NAD(P)H oxidase subunits, known as the non-phagocytic NAD(P)H oxidase (NOX) proteins, have been discovered and shown to play a role in vascular tissues. Recent(More)
Increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Enzymatic systems such as the mitochondrial respiratory chain, vascular NAD(P)H oxidases, xanthine oxidase, and uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) produce superoxide anion (O2*-) in vascular cells. While some O2(*-)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small single-stranded RNAs with a length of about 21 nt; these non-coding RNAs regulate developmental and stress responses in plants by cleaving mRNAs. Cold stress is one of the most severe abiotic stresses and adversely affects rice yields by restraining sowing time, causing tissue damage, and stunting growth. Although many miRNAs(More)
Hypertension caused by angiotensin II is dependent on vascular superoxide (O2*-) production. The nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAD[P]H) oxidase is a major source of vascular O2*- and is activated by angiotensin II in vitro. However, its role in angiotensin II-induced hypertension in vivo is less clear. In the present studies, we used mice(More)
Plant roots are the primary site of perception and injury for saline-alkaline stress. The current knowledge of saline-alkaline stress transcriptome is mostly focused on saline (NaCl) stress and only limited information on alkaline (NaHCO3) stress is available. Using Affymetrix® Soybean GeneChip®, we conducted transcriptional profiling on Glycine soja roots(More)
The WRKY-type transcription factors are involved in plant development and stress responses, but how the regulation of stress tolerance is related to plant development is largely unknown. GsWRKY20 was initially identified as a stress response gene using large-scale Glycine soja microarrays. Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) showed that the(More)
Salinity and alkalinity are the two main environmental factors that limit rice production. Better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for salinity and alkaline stress tolerance would allow researchers to modify rice to increase its resistance to salinity and alkaline stress. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are ~21-nucleotide RNAs that are ubiquitous regulators(More)
With the rapid development of electronic and computing technology, multi-view video is attracting extensive interest recently due to its greatly enhanced viewing experience. In this paper, we present the system architecture for real-time capturing, processing, and interactive delivery of multi-view video. Unlike previous systems that mainly focus on(More)
A moderately halophilic bacterium, designated strain SL014B-85(T), was isolated from a crude-oil-contaminated saline soil from Shengli oilfield, Shandong Province, China. Cells were Gram-negative, aerobic, short rods with lateral flagella. Growth occurred at NaCl concentrations of 0-15 % (optimum 5-15 %), at 10-42 degrees C (optimum 30 degrees C) and at pH(More)
AIMS Hazardous environmental and genetic factors can damage endothelial cells to induce atherosclerotic vascular disease. Recent studies suggest that class III deacetylase SIRT1 may promote cell survival via novel antioxidative mechanisms. The current study tested the hypothesis that SIRT1, specifically overexpressed in the endothelium, is atheroprotective.(More)