Jennifer Ruizhe Li

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Genetically improved cottonseed with high protein content and low or no gossypol content could be suitably processed for human and animal consumption. In the present study, quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with the genetic effects including QTL main effects and QTL × environment interaction effects from tetroploid maternal plant genome and(More)
The cohesin complex has recently been shown to be a key regulator of eukaryotic gene expression, although the mechanisms by which it exerts its effects are poorly understood. We have undertaken a genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in cohesin-deficient cell lines from probands with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Heterozygous mutations in NIPBL,(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the human ATRX gene cause developmental defects, including skeletal deformities and dwarfism. ATRX encodes a chromatin remodeling protein, however the role of ATRX in skeletal development is currently unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We induced Atrx deletion in mouse cartilage using the Cre-loxP system, with Cre expression(More)
Although peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)␥ remains a critical regulator of preadipocyte differentiation, new roles have been discovered in inflammation, bone morphogenesis, endothelial function, cancer, longevity and atherosclerosis. Despite the demonstration of PPAR␥ expression in chondrocytes, its role and the pathways affecting its(More)
Nitrogen remobilization during senescence has been studied in perennial herb Paris polyphylla. We analyzed changes in N content, amino acids, N-remobilization enzymes and effects of gibberellic acid (GA) during natural senescence. There was a gradual decrease in the contents of N, chlorophyll and soluble proteins and activities of glutamine synthetase (GS;(More)
Endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EndMT) plays a major role during development, and also contributes to several adult cardiovascular diseases. Importantly, mesenchymal cells including fibroblasts are prominent in atherosclerosis, with key functions including regulation of: inflammation, matrix and collagen production, and plaque structural integrity.(More)
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