Jian-ping Lu

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Cupuliformis mutants are defective in shoot apical meristem formation, but cup plants overcome this early barrier to development to reach maturity. CUP encodes a NAC-domain transcription factor, homologous to the Petunia NAM and Arabidopsis CUC proteins. The phenotype of cup mutants differs from those of nam and cuc1 cuc2 in that dramatic organ fusion is(More)
We isolated an MgATG1 gene encoding a serine/threonine protein kinase from the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea. In the DeltaMgatg1 mutant, in which the MgATG1 gene had been deleted, autophagy was blocked; the mutant also showed fewer lipid droplets in its conidia, lower turgor pressure of the appressorium, and such defects in morphogenesis as delayed(More)
Magnaporthe grisea is the most destructive fungal pathogen of rice and a model organism for studying plant-pathogen interaction. Molecular markers and genetic maps are useful tools for genetic studies. In this study, based on the released genome sequence data of M. grisea, we investigated 446 simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci and developed 313 SSR markers,(More)
We have constructed a fungal subtractive suppressive library enriched in genes expressed during appressorium maturation in Magnaporthe grisea. Sequencing of 250 clones from the subtracted appressorium cDNA library revealed 142 unique genes, represented by 155 non-redundant ESTs (expressed sequence tags). Of these ESTs, 72 have not been previously isolated(More)
We report our experience with the use of intra-arterial chemotherapy and embolization before limb salvage surgery in patients with osteosarcoma of the lower extremity. We evaluated the effect of this procedure on the degree of tumor necrosis and on the amount of blood loss during surgery. We reviewed the medical records of all patients who received(More)
Hereditary spastic paraplegia describes a diverse group of disorders characterized by progressive paraparesis primarily affecting lower limbs. In Troyer syndrome, an autosomal recessive form of hereditary spastic paraplegia, patients have dysarthria, distal amyotrophy, developmental delay and short stature in addition to spastic paraparesis. It is caused by(More)
Mnh6, a nonhistone protein containing an HMG1 box, was isolated from the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea. In the current study, we utilized an MNH6-deletion mutant to investigate the role of Mnh6 in the disease cycle of M. grisea. The Deltamnh6 mutant exhibited pleiotropic effects on fungal morphogenesis, including reduction in mycelial growth,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate microcirculatory differences between pathologic types of kidney tumor using 320-slice dynamic volume CT perfusion. METHODS Perfusion imaging with 320-slice dynamic volume CT was prospectively performed in 85 patients with pathologically proven clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (n = 66), papillary RCC (n = 7), chromophobe RCC(More)
Double fertilization in flowering plants requires the delivery of two immotile sperm cells to the female gametes by a pollen tube, which perceives guidance cues, modifies its tip growth direction, and eventually enters the micropyle of the ovule. In spite of the recent progress, so far, little is known about the signaling events in pollen tubes in response(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple factors appear to affect bone mineral density (BMD) during pregnancy. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between BMD of the os calcaneus as measured by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and levels of vitamin D3, parathyroid hormone (PTH), albumin (Alb), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)(More)