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PFKFB3 is the gene that codes for the inducible isoform of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase (iPFK2), a key regulatory enzyme of glycolysis. As one of the targets of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), PFKFB3/iPFK2 is up-regulated by thiazolidinediones. In the present study, using PFKFB3/iPFK2-disrupted mice, the role of PFKFB3/iPFK2 in the(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a nuclear receptor that plays a pivotal role in obesity and diabetes. PPARgamma has two isoforms, PPARgamma1 and PPARgamma2. We investigated the functional differences between PPARgamma1 and PPARgamma2 by selectively disrupting PPARgamma2 in mice. In contrast to the embryonic lethality of(More)
The complete mitochondrial genome of Zhikong scallop Chlamys farreri is 21,695 bp in length and contains 12 protein-coding genes (the atp8 gene is absent, as in most bivalves), 2 ribosomal RNA genes, and 22 transfer RNA genes. The heavy strand has an overall A+T content of 58.7%. GC and AT skews for the mt genome of C. farreri are 0.337 and -0.184,(More)
Human embryonic stem (hES) cells are undifferentiated and pluripotent cells that hold great therapeutic potential, but are hampered by our limited knowledge to promote specific cell differentiation. Here we provide the first report of the directed differentiation of hES cells into adipocytes. Embryoid bodies (EBs) derived from hES cells are shown to respond(More)
Previous studies on multi-location inventory systems with transshipments have focused mainly on periodic review systems with no fixed ordering cost. Since continuous review systems are also frequently used in practice, this research develops a multi-location inventory transshipment model that combines the popular order-quantity, reorder-point (Q,R) system(More)