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We report the sequencing at 131× coverage, de novo assembly and analyses of the genome of a female Tibetan wild boar. We also resequenced the whole genomes of 30 Tibetan wild boars from six major distributed locations and 18 geographically related pigs in China. We characterized genetic diversity, population structure and patterns of evolution. We searched(More)
Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. and Zucc.) is an important subtropical fruit crop and an ideal species for fruit quality research due to the rapid and substantial changes that occur during development and ripening, including changes in fruit color and taste. However, research at the molecular level is limited by a lack of sequence data. The present(More)
Natural antisense transcripts (NATs), as one type of regulatory RNAs, occur prevalently in plant genomes and play significant roles in physiological and pathological processes. Although their important biological functions have been reported widely, a comprehensive database is lacking up to now. Consequently, we constructed a plant NAT database(More)
Cellular DNA lesions are efficiently countered by DNA repair in conjunction with delays in cell cycle progression. Previous studies have demonstrated that Rad9, Hus1, and Rad1 can form a heterotrimeric complex (the 9-1-1 complex) that plays dual roles in cell cycle checkpoint activation and DNA repair in eukaryotic cells. Although the 9-1-1 complex has been(More)
CaiT is a membrane antiporter that catalyzes the exchange of L-carnitine with gamma-butyrobetaine across the Escherichia coli membrane. To obtain structural insights into the antiport mechanism, we solved the crystal structure of CaiT at a resolution of 3.15 A. We crystallized CaiT as a homotrimer complex, in which each protomer contained 12 transmembrane(More)
The type II bacterial CRISPR/Cas [clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas)] system is a very valuable genome engineering tool, which has been widely used in genome editing of a variety of organisms. Previously, we generated floxed alleles in rats by CRISPR/Cas9. Here, we successfully use a two-cut strategy(More)
We have examined the spatiotemporal properties of ensemble activity, an evoked all-or-none polysynaptic activity in rat neocortical slices. Ensemble activity occurred in cortical slices bathed in normal artificial cerebrospinal fluid (ACSF) and was evoked by a single electrical shock either to the white matter or directly to the cortical tissue. This(More)
Telomerase is reactivated in over 90% of tumors and plays critical roles in tumor progression. The mechanisms by which telomerase is up-regulated in cancer cells are poorly understood. Here we showed that a bioactive lipid, lysophophatidic acid (LPA), up-regulated the expression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and telomerase activity in(More)
  • Zuanning Yuan, Lin Bai, +4 authors Huilin Li
  • Nature structural & molecular biology
  • 2016
The CMG helicase is composed of Cdc45, Mcm2-7 and GINS. Here we report the structure of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae CMG, determined by cryo-EM at a resolution of 3.7-4.8 Å. The structure reveals that GINS and Cdc45 scaffold the N tier of the helicase while enabling motion of the AAA+ C tier. CMG exists in two alternating conformations, compact and(More)