Liqi Zhu

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Glucose transport, mediated by glucose transporters, is necessary for mammary gland development and lactation. GLUT1 and GLUT12 could both be expressed in the pregnant and lactating mammary gland to participate in the glucose uptake process. In this study, the goat GLUT1 and GLUT12 genes were cloned from Saanen dairy goats and transfected into goat mammary(More)
Glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 is a major mediator of blood glucose levels and a key regulator of whole-body glucose homeostasis. This study aimed at evaluating the function of goat GLUT4 on glucose absorption and the effect of GLUT4 on lactose synthesis in goat mammary gland epithelial (GMGE) cells. Currently, the cDNA of GLUT4, a putative facilitative GLUT,(More)
Timolol has been demonstrated to be efficacious in the topical treatment of superficial infantile hemangiomas (IHs). We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the short‑term efficacy and safety of timolol in the treatment of superficial IH in Chinese infants. From March to November 2012, 124 patients with superficial IHs were included in the prospective(More)
Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), a coronavirus, causes severe diarrhea and high mortality in newborn piglets. The porcine intestinal epithelium is the target of TGEV infection, but the mechanisms that TGEV disrupts the actin cytoskeleton and invades the host epithelium remain largely unknown. We not only found that TGEV infection stimulates(More)
The present study examined the relationships among media multitasking, time management, and psychological wellbeing in Chinese adolescents. A total of 320 adolescents aged 11 to 18 years old were recruited and asked to complete the Media Use Questionnaire, Chinese Adolescent Mental Health Inventory, and Adolescent Time Management Disposition scale. A(More)
This is a cross-cultural replication of Seiver, Gopnik & Goodman (2013) and compares the development of social causal attributions in Chinese and U.S. children. In this study, Chinese (n=110) 4-and 6-year-olds were directly compared to the U.S. children in Seiver, Gopnik & Goodman (2013). Children were shown covariation evidence that varied across(More)
Porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) is caused by a small pathogenic DNA virus, Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), and is responsible for severe economic losses. PCV2-associated enteritis appears to be a distinct clinical manifestation of PCV2. Most studies of swine enteritis have been performed in animal infection models, but none have been(More)
A notion of free will requires an understanding that an agent who performed a particular action could have acted otherwise. Little is known about how young children reason about free will, and if this reasoning is affected by the surrounding cultural context. In this study, U.S. and Chinese 4-and 6-year-olds were asked if people could choose to inhibit or(More)
Cell junctions are the gatekeepers of the paracellular route and defend the mucosal barrier. Several enteropathogenic bacteria can invade intestinal epithelial cells by targeting and damaging cell junctions. It is not well understood how Salmonella typhimurium is able to overcome the intestinal barrier and gain access to the circulation, nor is it(More)
The objective of this study was to construct a mammary gland specific gene targeting vector (pLG), which could help the exogenous goat growth hormone (GH) cDNA being integrated into the beta-casein locus of goats and improve the milk production of goat. We cloned the 5′ and 3′ regulatory sequences of goat’s beta-casein gene as homologous arms and inserted(More)