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Microalgal lipids are the oils of future for sustainable biodiesel production. However, relatively high production costs due to low lipid productivity have been one of the major obstacles impeding their commercial production. We studied the effects of nitrogen sources and their concentrations on cell growth and lipid accumulation of Neochloris oleoabundans,(More)
The circadian clock temporally coordinates metabolic homeostasis in mammals. Central to this is heme, an iron-containing porphyrin that serves as prosthetic group for enzymes involved in oxidative metabolism as well as transcription factors that regulate circadian rhythmicity. The circadian factor that integrates this dual function of heme is not known. We(More)
Microalgae are a group of unicellular or simple multicellular photosynthetic microorganisms that can fix CO(2) efficiently from different sources, including the atmosphere, industrial exhaust gases, and soluble carbonate salts. Combination of CO(2) fixation, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment may provide a very promising alternative to current(More)
Microalgae are a diverse group of prokaryotic and eukaryotic photosynthetic microorganisms that grow rapidly due to their simple structure. They can potentially be employed for the production of biofuels in an economically effective and environmentally sustainable manner. Microalgae have been investigated for the production of a number of different biofuels(More)
BACKGROUND Oxytocin exerts well accepted effects on one of the key social processes: empathy. Previous researches have demonstrated that oxytocin promotes emotional and cognitive aspects of empathy, by exogenous administration as well as on gene level. However, the effect of diverse gene locus haplotypes of oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) on trait empathy(More)
Although there is increasing evidence suggesting that there may be subtle abnormalities in idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) patients using modern neuroimaging techniques, most of these previous studies focused on the brain grey matter, leaving the underlying white matter abnormalities in IGE largely unknown, which baffles the treatment as well as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is normally expressed in the embryo promoting the development of several organs. Aberrant expression of BMP-2 occurs in various tumors. However, a correlation between BMP-2 expression in human gliomas and patients' prognosis has not been reported. To address this question, this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE What underlies the protection of estrogen against spinal cord injury remains largely unclear. Here, we investigated the expression pattern of a new estrogen receptor, G-protein coupled estrogen receptor 1 in the spinal cord and its role in estrogenic protection against spinal cord injury. DESIGN AND SETTINGS Department of Neurosurgery and Key(More)
To verify the function of chalcone reductase gene (CHR1) in soybean Daidzein synthesis, CHR1 gene in soybean was cloned, and an RNAi expression vector pCPB-CHR1-RNAi was constructed. Four transformed plants in T0 generation and thirteen transformed plants in T1 generation of soybean "Jinong28" were obtained by agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation,(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a potent antidiabetic and triglyceride-lowering hormone whose hepatic expression is highly responsive to food intake. FGF21 induction in the adaptive response to fasting has been well studied, but the molecular mechanism responsible for feeding-induced repression remains unknown. In this study, we demonstrate a novel(More)