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SOC inventory and soil δ13C were widely used to access the size of soil C pool and to indicate the dynamics of C input and output. The effects of climatic factors and soil physical characteristics and plant litter input on SOC inventory and soil δ13C were analyzed to better understand the dynamics of carbon cycling across ecosystems on the Qinghai-Tibetan(More)
PURPOSE Inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) contribute substantially to cytosolic free calcium ion (Ca2+) concentration transients and thereby modulate neuronal function. The present study was undertaken to determine the contribution of IP3Rs to the function of rod bipolar cells in the retina. METHODS Immunoreactivity for IP3Rs in rod bipolar(More)
Polycystin-2, a member of the TRP family of calcium channels, is encoded by the human PKD2 gene. Mutations in that gene can lead to swelling of nephrons into the fluid-filled cysts of polycystic kidney disease. In addition to expression in tubular epithelial cells, human polycystin-2 is found in muscle and neuronal cells, but its cell biological function(More)
Afforestation in China's subtropics plays an important role in sequestering CO 2 from the atmosphere and in storage of soil carbon (C). Compared with natural forests, plantation forests have lower soil organic carbon (SOC) content and great potential to store more C. To better evaluate the effects of afforestation on soil C turnover, we investigated SOC and(More)
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