Manman Zhang

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Jasmonic acid (JA) is regarded as endogenous regulator that plays an important role in regulating stress responses, plant growth and development. To investigate the physiological mechanisms of salt stress mitigated by exogenous JA, foliar application of 2mM JA was done to wheat seedlings for 3days and then they were subjected to 150mM NaCl. Our results(More)
The aim of the investigation is to determine the effect of He-Ne laser pretreatment of wheat seeds on the resistance of seedlings to cadmium stress. Changes in physiological, biochemical and molecular characters were measured. Our results showed that 150 μM Cd treatment significantly reduced plant height, root length, shoot fresh weight, shoot dry weight,(More)
OBJECTIVES Cartonectin is a novel adipokine of the C1q complement/TNF-related protein (CTRP) superfamily, with glucose lowering effects, anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective properties. We sought to investigate circulating cartonectin concentrations in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as well as age and BMI matched control subjects. We also(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding regulatory RNAs that play key roles in the process of plant development. To date, extensive studies of miRNAs have been performed in a few model plants, but few efforts have focused on small RNAs (sRNAs) in conifers because of the lack of reference sequences for their enormous genomes. In this study, Solexa sequencing(More)
Research using alphabetic languages shows that, compared to young adults, older adults employ a risky reading strategy in which they are more likely to guess word identities and skip words to compensate for their slower processing of text. However, little is known about how ageing affects reading behaviour for naturally unspaced, logographic languages like(More)
The orthologous penR and pntR genes from the pentalenolactone biosynthetic gene clusters of Streptomyces exfoliatus UC5319 and S. arenae TÜ469, respectively, were predicted to encode MarR/SlyA family transcriptional regulators, responsible for regulation of the biosynthesis of the sesquiterpenoid antibiotic pentalenolactone. The intrinsic target DNA(More)
The EC numbers represent enzymes and enzyme genes (genomic information), but they are also utilized as identifiers of enzymatic reactions (chemical information). In the present work (ECAssigner), our newly proposed reaction difference fingerprints (RDF) are applied to assign EC numbers to enzymatic reactions. The fingerprints of reactant molecules minus the(More)
Fructose-1,6-diphosphate (FDP) shifts the metabolism of glucose from glycolysis to the pentose phosphate pathway and has anticonvulsant activity in several acute seizure animal models. In the present study, we investigated the anti-epileptogenic effects of FDP in an amygdaloid-kindling seizure model, which is an animal model of the most common form of human(More)
Department of Chemistry, Box H, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912-9108, 5 United States 6 The Key Laboratory of Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Drug Discovery (Ministry of 7 Education), Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, 430071, China 8 Laboratory of Microbial Engineering, Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, 9(More)
This paper deals with the application of H-ARQ techniques to reliable end-to-end data communications with adaptive adjustment of parameters according to the type of business in aerospace information network, whose applications have to cope with accurate Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. In the adaptive H-ARQ strategy, we adopt cell-level RS code as(More)