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Plant-specific NAC (NAM/ATAF/CUC) transcription factors (TFs) have been reported to play a role in diverse stress responses and developmental processes. We show here that six new genes encoding NAC TFs in wheat (Triticum aestivum) were identified (named as TaNAC2a, TaNAC4a, TaNAC6, TaNAC7, TaNAC13 and TaNTL5, respectively), and we classified them into three(More)
Water soluble and biocompatible fluorescent organic nanoparticles based on aggregation-induced emission (AIE) material were facilely prepared by mixing AIE material and surfactant. The utilization of such fluorescent organic nanoparticles for cell imaging applications was further explored.
The aim of this study was to further confirm that glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) exerts a neuro-protective effect on dopaminergic neurons (DAs) and to investigate the protective mechanism. Cadherins are calcium-dependent adhesion proteins, and N-cadherins are found in neurons. Our study attempted to(More)
Highly sensitive protein detection method based on nanoparticles and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), named Nano-ELISA, was introduced. In this method, the micro-magnetic beads were modified with monoclonal antibody of the target protein p53. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were modified with another monoclonal detector antibody and Horseradish(More)
We developed a highly sensitive colorimetric enzyme immunoassay for the detection of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). This method employed gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) as carriers of anti-CEA antibody labeled with biotin, which served as an affinity tag for streptavidin-horseradish peroxidase (streptavidin-HRP) binding. Using this strategy, about 12 HRP(More)
Yan73, a teinturier (dyer) grape variety in China, is one of the few Vitis vinifera cultivars with red-coloured berry flesh. To examine the tissue-specific expression of genes associated with berry colour in Yan73, we analysed the differential accumulation of anthocyanins in the skin and flesh tissues of two red-skinned grape varieties with either red(More)
The effect of foliage sprayed zinc sulfate on berry development of Vitis vinifera cv. Merlot growing on arid zone Zn-deficient soils was investigated over two consecutive seasons, 2013 and 2014. Initial zinc concentration in soil and vines, photosynthesis at three berry developmental stages, berry weight, content of total soluble solids, titratable acidity,(More)
A highly sensitive protein detection method based on a novel enzyme-labeled gold nanoparticle (AuNP) probe has been developed. In this method, we firstly prepared the enzyme-labeled AuNP probe by coating AuNP with antibody, single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), and horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Magnetic microparticle (MMP) functionalized with another antibody was(More)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a potent protective factor for dopaminergic (DA) neurons, but the signaling mechanisms underlying the effect of GDNF on these neurons remain obscure. Here, both our in vivo and in vitro studies demonstrate that the majority of DA neurons express the NF-κB-inducing kinase (NIK), which is the essential(More)
Water dispersible carbon-dots (CDs) with tunable photoluminescence were synthesized via one-pot hydrothermal oxidation of nanodiamond and subsequently utilized for cell imaging applications. The CDs were characterized by the following techniques including transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy,(More)