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The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) is an important regulator of plant development and response to environmental stresses. In this study, we identified two ABA overly sensitive mutant alleles in a gene encoding Auxin Response Factor2 (ARF2). The expression of ARF2 was induced by ABA treatment. The arf2 mutants showed enhanced ABA sensitivity in seed(More)
The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) regulates stomatal movement under drought stress, and this regulation requires hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). We isolated GUARD CELL HYDROGEN PEROXIDE-RESISTANT1 (GHR1), which encodes a receptor-like kinase localized on the plasma membrane in Arabidopsis thaliana. ghr1 mutants were defective ABA and H2O2 induction of(More)
It is well known that abscisic acid (ABA) promotes reactive oxygen species (ROS) production through plasma membrane-associated NADPH oxidases during ABA signaling. However, whether ROS from organelles can act as second messengers in ABA signaling is largely unknown. Here, we identified an ABA overly sensitive mutant, abo6, in a genetic screen for(More)
Although research has determined that reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as signaling molecules in plant development, the molecular mechanism by which ROS regulate plant growth is not well known. An aba overly sensitive mutant, abo8-1, which is defective in a pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) protein responsible for the splicing of NAD4 intron 3 in(More)
Tree shrews represent a suitable animal model to study the pathogenesis of human diseases as they are phylogenetically close to primates and have a well-developed central nervous system that possesses many homologies with primates. Therefore, in our study, we investigated whether tree shrews can be used to explore the addictive behaviors induced by(More)
The expression and activity of selenoenzymes are regulated by Se. In the present study, the effects of different forms and concentrations of Se on the regulation of glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and phospholipid hydroperoxide GPx (GPx4) and type I deiodinase (D1) mRNA levels in chicken hepatocytes were evaluated. Primary cultured chicken hepatocyte(More)
OBJECTIVES Glioma is the most common brain tumor in central nervous system. Traditional therapies are not effective to cure this disease. Experimental evidence indicates that the 67 kDa elastin-laminin receptor (67LR) subunit is a high-affinity non-integrin laminin-binding protein that is over-expressed on the tumor cell surface in a variety of human(More)
The metabolic roles of mitochondria go far beyond serving exclusively as the major producer of ATP in tissues and cells. Evidence has shown that mitochondria may function as a key regulator of skeletal muscle fiber types and overall well-being. Maintaining skeletal muscle mitochondrial content and function is important for sustaining health throughout the(More)
Principal component analysis and multiple linear regression were applied to apportion sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface soils of Tianjin, China based on the measured PAH concentrations of 188 surface soil samples. Four principal components were identified representing coal combustion, petroleum, coke oven plus biomass burning,(More)
The type A GABA receptors are thought to mediate synchronization of clock cell activity within the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN). Here we report that casein kinases I epsilon and delta (CKI epsilon and CKI delta), the crucial clock regulators, form a complex with GABA(A) receptors and inhibit the receptors' function within the SCN according to a circadian(More)