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A method is presented for multislice measurements of quantitative cerebral perfusion based on magnetic labeling of arterial spins. The method combines a pulsed arterial inversion, known as the FAIR (Flow-sensitive Alternating Inversion Recovery) experiment, with a fast spiral scan image acquisition. The short duration (22 ms) of the spiral data collection(More)
Dietary interventions are effective ways to extend or shorten lifespan. By examining midlife hepatic gene expressions in mice under different dietary conditions, which resulted in different lifespans and aging-related phenotypes, we were able to identify genes and pathways that modulate the aging process. We found that pathways transcriptionally correlated(More)
BACKGROUND Consistent evidence has indicated that air pollution increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The underlying mechanisms linking air pollutants to increased cardiovascular risk are unclear. OBJECTIVES We investigated the association between the pollution levels and changes in such global coagulation tests as the prothrombin time (PT) and(More)
The protein-protein interaction networks, or interactome networks, have been shown to have dynamic modular structures, yet the functional connections between and among the modules are less well understood. Here, using a new pipeline to integrate the interactome and the transcriptome, we identified a pair of transcriptionally anticorrelated modules, each(More)
In this study, two alternatively spliced forms of the mouse death-associated protein kinase (DAPK) have been identified and their roles in apoptosis examined. The mouse DAPK-alpha sequence is 95% identical to the previously described human DAPK, and it has a kinase domain and calmodulin-binding region closely related to the 130-150 kDa myosin light chain(More)
The capacity of conventional breeding to simultaneously improve the yield and quality of cotton fiber is limited. The accumulation of the plant hormone indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) in cotton fiber initials prompted us to investigate the effects of genetically engineering increased IAA levels in the ovule epidermis. Targeted expression of the IAA biosynthetic(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest a link between blood leukocyte DNA methylation, and cancer risk. However, reports on DNA methylation from a prospective study are unavailable for gastric cancer. METHODS We explored the association between methylation in pre-diagnostic blood leukocyte DNA and gastric cancer risk in a case-control study nested in the(More)
It has been a puzzle that genome or proteome sizes are not correlated with the complexity of the organisms. Although alternative splicing and noncoding and regulatory elements explain some of the differences, the complexity of the protein interaction network and regulatory network may provide additional explanations. Here, we collected 642 domains that(More)
The Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) which serves as an important component of cellular signal transduction pathways has been shown to regulate many viral infections. The present study demonstrated for the first time that infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), the causative agent of a highly contagious disease in chickens, can activate JNK1/2 pathway in(More)
A Y-shaped adaptor dependent extension (YADE) method was developed to amplify the unknown genomic sequences adjacent to a known sequence, with the single-primer amplification completely suppressed. Using this method, two fragments, F027S and F027A, adjacent to a cotton ovule cDNA fragment (F027), were amplified using genomic DNA. It was demonstrated that(More)