Lingling Chen

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While the presence/absence polymorphism is commonly observed in disease resistance (R-) genes in Arabidopsis, only a few R-genes under the presence/absence polymorphism (R-P/A) have been investigated. To understand the mechanism of the molecular evolution of R-P/A, we investigated genetic variation of nine R-P/A in A. thaliana from worldwide populations.(More)
To establish a vacuole that supports bacterial replication, Legionella pneumophila translocates a large number of bacterial proteins into host cells via the Dot/Icm type IV secretion system. Functions of most of these translocated proteins are unknown, but recent investigations suggest their roles in modulating diverse host processes such as vesicle(More)
AIMS Although many studies have been performed on CYP2C19, most of them have mainly examined the effects of the defective alleles CYP2C19(*)2 and CYP2C19(*)3. A comprehensive search for genetic polymorphisms of the CYP2C19 gene in the Chinese Han population has rarely been conducted. The present study was designed to determine the genetic basis of CYP2C19(More)
Gossypium hirsutum contributes the most production of cotton fibre, but G. barbadense is valued for its better comprehensive resistance and superior fibre properties. However, the allotetraploid genome of G. barbadense has not been comprehensively analysed. Here we present a high-quality assembly of the 2.57 gigabase genome of G. barbadense, including(More)
ion from the substrate amine to be acylated by an activated water molecule86,87 (Figure 7). The GNAT and AHL synthase structures have a water molecule bound to a conserved glutamic acid residue (Glu97 in EsaI, Glu101 in LasI or similar residue in the GNATs) (Figure 5C). By analogy to the GNAT family of enzymes, this water molecule would act as a base to(More)
Many Gram-negative pathogens utilize type III secretion systems (T3SS) to translocate effector proteins into eukaryotic host cells. Expression of T3SS genes is highly regulated and is often coupled to type III secretory activity. Transcription of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa T3SS genes is coupled to secretion by a cascade of interacting regulatory proteins(More)
In this study, we systematically screened the polymorphisms of the whole CYP2D6 gene in the populations of four different geographical locations in China, namely, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenyang, and Xi'an, using a sample of 100 subjects from each population. Forty-eight different polymorphisms were detected as well as 12 novel ones. One novel nonsynonymous SNP(More)
The chaperonin GroEL is a double toriodal assembly that with its cochaperonin GroES facilitates protein folding with an ATP-dependent mechanism. Nonnative conformations of diverse protein substrates bind to the apical domains surrounding the opening of the double toroid's central cavity. Using phage display, we have selected peptides with high affinity for(More)
Bacillus licheniformis is an important bacterium that has been used extensively for large-scale industrial production of exoenzymes and peptide antibiotics. B. licheniformis WX-02 produces poly-gamma-glutamate increasingly when fermented under stress conditions. Here its genome sequence (4,270,104 bp, with G+C content of 46.06%), which comprises a circular(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to gradual loss of cognitive and functional abilities, and development of behavioral disturbances. Previous studies using Aβ(1-40) microinjection in animal models focused on cognitive deficits in spatial learning and avoidance(More)