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Resistance exercise training (RET) remains the most effective treatment for the loss of muscle mass and strength in elderly people. However, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are not well understood. Recent evidence suggests that autophagic signaling is altered in aged skeletal muscles. This study aimed to investigate if RET affects IGF-1 and(More)
Third-generation cephalosporins are a class of β-lactam antibiotics that are often used for the treatment of human infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria, especially Escherichia coli. Worryingly, the incidence of human infections caused by third-generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli is increasing worldwide. Recent studies have suggested that these(More)
BACKGROUND Immune rejection can lead to the failure of human embryonic stem cell (hES cell) transplantation. One approach to address the problem is to establish hES cell line banks. Due to the limited source of human embryos and to ethical reasons, the hES cell lines are not readily available. This study was undertaken to determine whether discarded day 3(More)
We present an offline signature verification system using three different pseudo-dynamic features, two different classifier training approaches and two datasets. One of the most difficult problems of off-line signature verification is that the signature is just a static image while losing a lot of useful dynamic information. Three separate pseudo-dynamic(More)
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3), a Ser/Thr protein kinase abundantly expressed in neurons, plays diverse functions in physiological and neurodegenerative conditions. Our recent study shows that upregulation of GSK-3 suppresses long-term potentiation and presynaptic release of glutamate; however, the underlying mechanism is elusive. Here, we show that(More)
With an internal transcribed spacer of 18 S, 5.8 S and 26 S nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA ITS) as DNA marker, we report a colorimetric approach for authentication of Pseudostellaria heterophylla (PH) and its counterfeit species based on the differentiation of the nrDNA ITS sequence. The assay possesses an unlabelled G-quadruplex DNAzyme molecular beacon (MB)(More)
This article documents the addition of 277 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Ascochyta rabiei, Cambarellus chapalanus, Chionodraco hamatus, Coptis omeiensis, Cynoscion nebulosus, Daphnia magna, Gerbillus nigeriae, Isurus oxyrinchus, Lates calcarifer, Metacarcinus magister,(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the profile of ocular and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs and cVEMPs) in children with cochlear implant (CI), we studied air-conducted sound (ACS)-evoked responses pre- and postoperatively. METHODS The ACS-evoked oVEMPs and cVEMPs of 31 children with cochlear implantation were investigated. Thresholds,(More)
DNA methylation is a key diagnostic maker for genetic disease, cancer progression and pharmcogenomics. So far various techniques have been developed for DNA methylation assay, but most of them are laborious and time-consuming. Here we develop a simple and highly sensitive DNA methylation assay based on single base extension reaction and surface enhanced(More)
Cultivation of medicinal plants is not only a means for meeting current and future demands for large volume production of plant-based drug and herbal remedies, but also a means of relieving harvest pressure on wild populations. Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (Huang-qin or Chinese skullcap) is a very important medicinal plant in China. Over the past several(More)