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The biomass and productivity of Schima superba-Castanopsis carlesii forests in Tiantong, Zhejiang Province, were determined using overlapping quadrants and stem analyses. The total community biomass was (225.3+/-30.1) t hm(-2), of which the aboveground parts accounted for 72.0% and the underground parts accounted for 28.0%. About 87.2% of biomass existed in(More)
Neuronal oscillations are ubiquitous in the brain and contribute to perception and attention. However, most associated evidence derives from post hoc correlations between brain dynamics and behavior. Although a few recent studies demonstrate rhythms in behavior, it remains largely unknown whether behavioral performances manifest spectrotemporal dynamics in(More)
The treatment of ovarian cancer has traditionally been intractable, and required novel approaches to improve therapeutic efficiency. This paper reports that thio-glucose bound gold nanoparticles (Glu-GNPs) can be used as a sensitizer to enhance ovarian cancer radiotherapy. The human ovarian cancer cells, SK-OV-3, were treated by gold nanoparticles (GNPs)(More)
Using reverse genetics, we generated a recombinant low-pathogenic LaSota strain Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the glycoprotein (GP) of Ebola virus (EBOV), designated rLa-EBOVGP, and evaluated its biological characteristic in vivo and in vitro. The introduction and expression of the EBOV GP gene did not increase the virulence of the NDV vector in(More)
Cellular DNA is constantly exposed to oxidative stress from both exogenous and endogenous sources, creating lesions that lead to aging related diseases, including cancer. 8-Oxo-guanine (8OG) is one of the most common forms of oxidative DNA damage, and failure to repair this lesion results in G:C to T:A transversion. Another common lesion,(More)
We aimed to explore correlations between lifestyle choices and hyperuricemia in a large Chinese population, emphasizing the differences from opposite sex. Ten thousand four hundred fifty subjects were randomly recruited from Tianjin municipality in China. Hyperuricemia was defined as serum uric acid >420 μmol/L for men and >360 μmol/L for women. Demographic(More)
The high-level production of nitric oxide (NO) induced by inflammatory cytokines has been shown to play a key role in the pathogenesis of inflammation-mediated osteoporosis. In the present work, we observed that 1mM of the NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) induced an increase of the cytosolic calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) in osteoblasts, which was(More)
The use of parallel tempering or replica exchange molecular dynamics (REMD) simulations has facilitated the exploration of free energy landscapes for complex molecular systems, but application to large systems is hampered by the scaling of the number of required replicas with increasing system size. Use of continuum solvent models reduces system size and(More)
Keeping pace with emerging drug resistance in clinically important pathogens will be greatly aided by inexpensive yet reliable computational methods that predict the binding affinities of ligands for drug targets. We present results using the molecular mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann surface area (MM-PBSA) method to calculate the affinity of a series of(More)
The 36 residue villin headpiece helical subdomain (HP36) is one of the fastest cooperatively folding proteins, folding on the microsecond timescale. HP36's simple three helix topology, fast folding and small size have made it an attractive model system for computational and experimental studies of protein folding. Recent experimental studies have explored(More)