Li-Hong Qiu

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Although invertebrates are incapable of adaptive immunity, immunal reactions which are functionally similar to the adaptive immunity of vertebrates have been described in many studies of invertebrates including insects. The phenomenon was termed immune priming. In order to understand the molecular mechanism of immune priming, we employed Illumina/Solexa(More)
Excessive use of thifensulfuron-methyl has raised concerns for environmental contamination and phytotoxicity to crops. Experiments were performed to isolate a microorganism that can degrade thifensulfuron-methyl and assess its effectiveness. A bacterial isolate, Ochrobactrum sp. ZWS16, capable of degrading thifensulfuron-methyl was studied. The half-life(More)
Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYPs), as an enzyme superfamily, is widely distributed in organisms and plays a vital function in the metabolism of exogenous and endogenous compounds by interacting with its obligatory redox partner, CYP reductase (CPR). A novel CYP gene (CYP9A11) and CPR gene from the agricultural pest insect Spodoptera exigua were cloned(More)
A Gram-stain negative, motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain YIM Hb-3T, was isolated from the stem of a tobacco plant. The strain was observed to form convex, circular and yellow-colored colonies. The predominant respiratory quinone was identified as Q-8. The major fatty acids (>5 %) detected were C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c (summed feature 3),(More)
Osteoblasts produce various types of cytokines under pathological conditions and control osteoclast differentiation. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) has been demonstrated to exert complex effects in osteoblasts under local inflammatory conditions, including in periodontal and periapical diseases. Interleukin-34 (IL-34) has been recently identified as a(More)
Intracellular phosphatase activity has been recognized to play a central role in signal transduction. In the present study, we investigated the effects of calyculin A, an inhibitor of protein phosphatases, on the expression of TNF-alpha mRNA and the possible signaling pathways in mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. The result of semiquantitative RT-PCR(More)
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