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Oleaginous microalgae are promising feedstock for biofuels, yet the genetic diversity, origin and evolution of oleaginous traits remain largely unknown. Here we present a detailed phylogenomic analysis of five oleaginous Nannochloropsis species (a total of six strains) and one time-series transcriptome dataset for triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis on one(More)
BACKGROUND In plastic surgery, skin damage induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a multifactorial process that often occurs. Methane gas has been reported to be a new therapeutic gas for attenuating I/R injury. In this study, we assessed the effects of methane-rich saline (MRS) in regulating apoptosis on skin flap I/R injury. METHODS Male(More)
The majority of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are perimembranous, accounting for 75-80% of all VSDs. The objective of this study was to investigate occluder selection and transcatheter closure technique for multi-hole perimembranous VSD with aneurysm, and to evaluate clinical efficacy and safety. Patients with multi-hole VSDs and aneurysm (n = 64) were(More)
In this communication, gold nanoparticles with a tadpole shape were synthesized by a simple aqueous-phase chemical method. The unusual three-dimensional and crystallized structures were demonstrated by TEM, AFM, and HRTEM methods. The SEM and UV-visible absorption measurements and electrophoresis experiments revealed that the tadpoles had novel optical and(More)
Multifunctional Au(core)Co(3)O(4shell) nanocubes were synthesized through the introduction of chloroauric acid (HAuCl(4)) into a typical hydrothermal system after a solvothermal process was completed to form metastable Co(3)O(4) hollow nanospheres in the presence of sodium dodecyl benzenesulfonate (SDBS), which served as the surfactant. The strategy(More)
Specially shaped gold nanoparticles have intrigued considerable attention because they usually possess high-sensitivity surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and thus result in large advantages in trace biodetermination. In this article, starch-capped gold nanoparticles with hexagon and boot shapes were prepared through using a nontoxic and biologically(More)
Nannochloropsis spp. are a group of oleaginous microalgae that harbor an expanded array of lipid-synthesis related genes, yet how they are transcriptionally regulated remains unknown. Here a phylogenomic approach was employed to identify and functionally annotate the transcriptional factors (TFs) and TF binding-sites (TFBSs) in N. oceanica IMET1. Among 36(More)
The ability to rapidly switch the intracellular energy storage form from starch to lipids is an advantageous trait for microalgae feedstock. To probe this mechanism, we sequenced the 56.8-Mbp genome of Chlorella pyrenoidosa FACHB-9, an industrial production strain for protein, starch, and lipids. The genome exhibits positive selection and gene family(More)
BACKGROUND Au(III) catalyzed luminol chemiluminescence (CL) is classic in luminescence analysis. Recently, spherical gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) were found displaying far stronger catalytic activity on luminol CL than that of Au(III). Some methods based on Au-NPs probes have been developed for DNA detection or immunoassay. However, more complicated labeling(More)
Service-oriented architecture can offer open standards to integrate inter-enterprise applications, but it cannot fully support complex Internet applications characterized by asynchronous transmission and high reliability. Although traditional message-oriented middleware (MOM), being loosely coupled and asynchronous reliable, is suitable for enterprise(More)