Qianqian Ben Liu

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In this study, mature zygotic embryos, plant growth regulators, and various media were tested with the aim of developing an efficient regeneration system for plantlets of the bamboo species Dendrocalamus hamiltonii. Callus formation was induced in explants cultured in Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 1.0–3.0 mg/l 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic(More)
Disruption of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) is a surrogate marker of acute inflammatory lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Data from experiments suggest that apolipoprotein E (ApoE) plays an important role in the antiinflammatory and immunological process in MS/EAE. Recent researches have(More)
After traumatic injury, peripheral nerves can spontaneously regenerate through highly sophisticated and dynamic processes that are regulated by multiple cellular elements and molecular factors. Despite evidence of morphological changes and of expression changes of a few regulatory genes, global knowledge of gene expression changes and related biological(More)
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), a member of Alphacoronavirus, has caused huge economic losses for the global pork industry recently. The spike (S) protein mediates PEDV entry into host cells. Herein, we investigated the interactions between the S protein and its receptor porcine aminopeptidase N (pAPN) or co-receptor sugars. The C-terminal domain(More)
S-like ribonucleases (S-like RNases) are homologous to S-ribonucleases (S-RNases), but are not involved in self-incompatibility. In dicotyledonous plants, S-like RNases play an important role in phosphate recycling during senescence and are induced by inorganic phosphate-starvation and in response to defense and mechanical wounding. However, little(More)
We demonstrate here that the assembly of the RNase E-based degradosome of Escherichia coli is not required for normal mRNA decay in vivo. In contrast, deletion of the arginine-rich RNA binding site (ARRBS) from the RNase E protein slightly impairs mRNA decay. When both the degradosome scaffold region and the ARRBS are missing, mRNA decay is dramatically(More)
Although the potential anticancer effect of resveratrol (RSV) on pancreatic cancer has been reported, its mechanism was not fully understood. The role of vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) in cancer remains controversial. Herein, we aimed to examine whether the anticancer effect of RSV was related to the VEGF-B. The effect of RSV on pancreatic(More)
Erwinia amylovora causes fire blight of apple, pear, and other members of the Rosaceae family. The enzyme LuxS catalyzes the last step in the production of autoinducer-2 (AI-2), a molecule implicated with quorum sensing in many bacterial species. It is now well recognized that LuxS also plays a central role in sulfur metabolism and in the activated methyl(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-interleukin 1 receptor domain containing adaptor protein (TIRAP), an important adaptor protein downstream of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and 4 pathways, is highly involved in the activation and coordination of the anti-mycobacterial immune response. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the association between TIRAP C539T polymorphism(More)
The thraustochytrid known as QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) has sporadically caused disease in the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria along the east coast of North America since the 1960s. We hypothesized that genetically distinct QPX strains might be responsible for outbreaks of QPX disease in different areas and tested this hypothesis by comparing several QPX(More)