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The influence of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) on human HEK293 cells is investigated with the aim of exploring SWCNTs biocompatibility. Results showed that SWCNTs can inhibit HEK293 cell proliferation, decrease cell adhesive ability in a dose- and time-dependent manner. HEK293 cells exhibit active responses to SWCNTs such as secretion of some(More)
In this research, one 1156 bp cDNA containing full open reading frame and encoding a novel 24-kDa protein with four tandem WD repeat motifs was cloned from cotton, therefore was named GhWDR and the GenBank accession number is AY870657. By search of GhWDR cDNA and amino acid sequences in the database, we found that GhWDR and OSJNBa0003G23.2 from Oryza sativa(More)
To investigate the roles of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A in the development of pollen tubes of Picea wilsonii Mast., pollen grains were cultured in standard medium in the presence and absence of the protein phosphatase inhibitors okadaic acid and calyculin A. At nanomolar concentrations, these compounds blocked pollen tube growth, causing abnormal(More)
In hypersensitive response (HR), programmed cell death (PCD) is reported as a powerful defense mechanism in plant immune responses to pathogen. However, little is known about the PCD in systemic acquired resistance (SAR). Using tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) to infect the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Jiafen 16) we found that localized TMV-infection could(More)
Oxymatrine, one of the most active components of the ethanol extracts from Sophora flavescens, is known for its potent antitumor activity both in vitro and in vivo. However, the mechanism of its action in mediating the cell apoptosis remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the proliferation inhibitory and apoptotic activities of oxymatrine against(More)
Coronary flow (CF) measured ex vivo is largely determined by capillary density that reflects angiogenic vessel formation in the heart in vivo. Here we exploit this relationship and show that CF in the rat is influenced by a locus on rat chromosome 2 that is also associated with cardiac capillary density. Mitochondrial tryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase (Wars2),(More)
In this research, two EREBP (ethylene response element binding protein) genes were isolated by the yeast one-hybrid system, named GhEREB2 and GhEREB3, and both have one intron in their coding regions. The deduced amino acid sequences of GhEREB2 and GhEREB3 have some typical features of transcription factors, one potential basic nuclear-localization signal,(More)
We report a mechanism to obtain optical pulling or pushing forces exerted on the active dispersive chiral media. Electromagnetic wave equations for the pure chiral media using constitutive relations containing dispersive Drude models are numerically solved by means of Auxiliary Differential Equation Finite Difference Time Domain (ADE-FDTD) method. This(More)
Polar Mesosphere Summer Echoes (PMSE) are strong radar echoes that have been observed typically by the VHF radar in summer polar mesosphere and have closely relation with charged dust particles. Theoretical analysis and extensive experimental data show that polar mesosphere summer echoes (PMSE) present some kind of regular periodic changes, such as(More)
Autophagy is an important mechanism for recycling cell materials upon encountering stress conditions. Our previous studies had shown that TMV infection could lead to systemic PCD in the distal uninfected tissues, including root tip and shoot tip tissues. But it is not clear whether there is autophagy in the distal apical meristem of TMV-induced plants. To(More)