Ming-ming Yang

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations of complement factor H (CFH), KIAA1109, and interleukin-27 (IL-27) gene polymorphisms in patients with non-infectious intermediate and posterior uveitis. METHODS The study cohort consisted of a total of 95 Chinese non-infectious uveitis patients, including 38 patients with intermediate uveitis (IU), 38 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the complement factor H (CFH), KIAA1109, and interleukin-27 (IL-27) genes in patients with anterior uveitis (AU). METHODS A case-control study was performed in 98 Chinese AU patients and 308 healthy controls. Three SNPs including CFH-rs800292, KIAA1109-rs4505848,(More)
A total of 1,487 bacterial isolates were obtained from the rhizosphere, phyllosphere, endorhiza and endosphere of field-grown pepper. In a dual assay, 232 isolates displayed the antagonistic activity towards Phytophthora capsici L.; 36.6 % and 39.2 % of them were obtained from the rhizosphere and phyllosphere, respectively. 40 of the 232 antagonistic(More)
An osmolarity-sensitive promoter fragment, P23423, isolated from Bacillus subtilis was characterized. The expression of β-galactosidase (β-Gal) driven by P23423 was regulated by osmolarity both in Escherichia coli and B. subtilis. The classical conserved region of this prokaryotic promoter was found within the sequence of the cloned fragment, and the(More)
PURPOSE Association of rs800292 (I62V) in the complement factor H (CFH) gene with anterior uveitis (AU) was identified in our previous study. We proceeded to investigate whether polymorphisms of two tightly linked genes in the complement pathway, complement component 2 (C2) and complement factor B (CFB), are associated with AU. METHODS Five(More)
PURPOSE To determine the underlying genetic cause of Duane retraction syndrome (DRS) in a non-consanguineous Chinese Han family. METHODS Detailed ophthalmic and physical examinations were performed on all members from a pedigree with DRS. All exons and their adjacent splicing junctions of the sal-like 4 (SALL4) gene were amplified with polymerase chain(More)
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