Huey Jiin Liu

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A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with subsequent nucleotide sequence analysis identified and differentiated avian reoviruses (ARVs). PCR products amplified from the S1 gene segment of ARV of USA isolates were 738 and 342 bp, respectively. PCR products were conformed by Southern and dot blot hybridizations. The amplified cDNA fragments were cloned(More)
The sigmaC-encoding cDNA of avian reovirus (ARV) 1733 strain was amplified, cloned and sequenced using double nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The ARV sigmaC protein is a minor component of the outer capsid that induces type-specific neutralization antibodies. Four overlapping sigmaC-encoding cDNA fragments were obtained. Together, the four fragments(More)
The importance of miRNAs during development and disease processes is well established. However, most studies have been done in cells or with patient tissues, and therefore the physiological roles of miRNAs are not well understood. To unravel in vivo functions of miRNAs, we have generated conditional, reporter-tagged knockout-first mice for numerous(More)
Reverse transcription with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by restriction endonuclease analysis detected genetic variations among serotype I isolates of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Using a set of synthetic primers derived from the large genome segment of APHIS-IBDV, the hypervariable region (AccI-SpeI fragment) located in the VP2 gene(More)
MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs thought to have pivotal roles in numerous diseases and developmental processes. However, a growing body of literature indicates that in vivo elimination of these tiny RNAs usually has little to no observable consequence, suggesting functional redundancy with other microRNAs or cellular pathways. We provide an in-depth(More)
An in situ hybridization (ISH) technique using a digoxigenin (DIG)-labeled cDNA probe detected avian reovirus (ARV) RNA in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded chicken tissues. Tissues were collected 3 and 10 days following inoculation with the R-2 or the S1133 strain of ARV. The cDNA clone HJp1, located on the S1 gene segment of the ARV S1133 strain, was used(More)
Early light-induced proteins (ELIPs) are nuclear-encoded thylakoid proteins. In the present research, two full-length cDNAs (741 and 815 bp), encoding ELIPs (190 and 175 aa) and their genomic sequences, were isolated from tea leaves, and named CsELIP1 and CsELIP2, respectively. Both the deduced CsELIPs contain a chloroplast transit peptide in the N-terminus(More)
Parental transcript legacy plays an important role in fertilization and development of the early embryo. Parental environmental exposure affects the fertilization of eggs, but the underlying biochemical mechanism is largely unresolved. In this study, the parental environmental effects on fertilization of eggs were explored in the silkworm Bombyx mori (B.(More)
Avian reoviruses (ARVs) cause important losses in the poultry industry. Improved tests are needed for diagnosis of ARV infections. A cDNA library was prepared from the S1133 isolate of ARV. EcoRI-adaptored cDNA molecules were ligated into the plasmid pUC19 and used to transform Escherichia coli strain DH5 alpha MCR. One cDNA clone was selected and(More)
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