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Yellow fruit flesh color, resulting from the accumulation of carotenoids, is one of the most important commercial traits of peach. Yellow flesh is controlled by a single locus (Y), with white flesh dominant over yellow flesh. In this study, the Y locus was narrowed to a 2.6-cM interval flanked by two markers, SSRy and W2691. SSRy, which is located on the(More)
A growing amount of evidence supports that microRNA (miRNA) dysregulation is involved in cancer progression by directly downregulating multiple targets. Elucidating the underlying mechanism of miRNA in carcinogenesis may improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for malignancy. In the current study, we found that miR-105 expression was markedly(More)
Anthocyanin accumulation is responsible for flower coloration in peach. Here, we report the identification and functional characterization of eight flavonoid-related R2R3-MYB transcription factors, designated PpMYB10.2, PpMYB9, PpMYBPA1, Peace, PpMYB17, PpMYB18, PpMYB19, and PpMYB20, respectively, in peach flower transcriptome. PpMYB10.2 and PpMYB9 are able(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term outcome of the femoral artery following total percutaneous endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) with preclose technique using a vascular closure device (VCD). METHODS From July, 2009 to July, 2012, total percutaneous EVAR was performed in 113 patients (106 males, 7 females; mean age 59.4∓13.5 years) with pre-close(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether the level of serum microRNA-199a/b-3p (miR-199a/b-3p) can serve as a predictor of treatment response to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Serum miR-199a/b-3p expression level was measured in 132 patients with HCC before TACE (t1) and(More)
Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement provides independent prognostic value in patients with cirrhosis, and the prognostic and predictive role of HVPG in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) also has been explored. The management of HCC is limited to the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and American Association for the Study of(More)
Graphene has attracted enormous attention owing to its extraordinary properties, while graphene-based nanocomposites hold promise for many applications. In this paper, we present a two-step exploitation method for preparation of graphene oxides and a facile solvothermal route for preparation of few-layer graphene nanosheets and graphene/WO₃ nanocomposites(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) expression and the effect of zileuton, a selective 5-LOX inhibitor,on hippocampal neuron injury induced by global cerebral ischemia in rats. METHODS Global cerebral ischemia was induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion combined with hypotension in rats. 5-LOX expression was detected by Western blot(More)
To introduce a modified transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure, percutaneous transhepatic balloon-assisted TIPS (BA-TIPS), and to evaluate its feasibility and efficacy in patients with chronic totally occluded portal vein thrombosis (CTO-PVT) with symptomatic portal hypertension. Eighteen patients (12 men, six women; mean age 49(More)
Transposable elements account for approximately 30 % of the Prunus genome; however, their evolutionary origin and functionality remain largely unclear. In this study, we identified a hAT transposon family, termed Moshan, in Prunus. The Moshan elements consist of three types, aMoshan, tMoshan, and mMoshan. The aMoshan and tMoshan types contain intact or(More)