Juan Jiang

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Young Alu elements that have been inserted recently in macaque genomes are still polymorphic for insertion presence/absence at the individual and population levels. They have been considered as a powerful tool in population genetics of primates. Combining a computational approach and a PCR display method based on primers of OWM-specific Alu subfamilies, in(More)
Early trials have demonstrated great potential for the use of duckweed (family Lemnaceae) as the next generation of energy plants for the production of biofuels. Achieving this technological advance demands research to develop novel bioengineering microorganisms that can ferment duckweed feedstock to produce higher alcohols. In this study, we used relevant(More)
Although anxiety disorders (ADs) have been recognized as one of the most prevalent mental disorders in mainland China, the prevalence of ADs has not been reported until now. The lack of a consolidated and comparable review on the prevalence of ADs in mainland China necessitated this meta-analysis to measure the prevalence. To identify the relevant studies(More)
The evolutionary history of macaques, genus Macaca, has been under debate due to the short times of divergence. In this study, maternal, paternal, and biparental genetic systems were applied to infer phylogenetic relationships among macaques and to trace ancient hybridization events in their evolutionary history. Using a PCR display method, 17 newly(More)
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder. However, the mechanism underlying this highly heritable disorder remains unclear. The dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) gene encodes a key metabolic enzyme of dopamine. Consequently, DBH is considered a candidate gene for SCZ. However, previous studies on its association with SCZ susceptibility(More)
In this study, we compared the efficacies and adverse effects of quinine plus antibiotics and other anti-malaria drugs on treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria. By systematically searching the major databases PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) including 1996 cases were identified. Then, we performed a(More)