Qing-Zhen Zhao

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To improve the transformation efficiency of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens, we explored the possibility of employing the basal portion of wheat seedling (shoot apical meristem) as the explants. Three genotypes of wheat were transformed by A. tumefaciens carrying β-1, 3-glucanase gene. After vernalization, the seeds to be(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is frequently present in patients with heart failure. Many pathological conditions, such as tissue ischemia, renal function impairment, cardiac function impairment, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory status, may impact uric acid (UA) metabolism. This study was to assess their potential relations to UA metabolism in heart failure.(More)
RNA silencing is a supervising mechanism in eukaryote which can prevent virus duplication, repress transposition of transposon and regulate gene expression. Compared with that in animals, RNA silencing in plants shows some differences in the function of RdRP, in bi-directional transitive RNAi, and in systemic propagation, etc. Meanwhile,the endogenous small(More)
Psychological depression is considered a major determinant of health status in patients with heart failure (HF). The incidence of depression in HF is four to five times higher than that in the general population. HF and depression share common pathophysiological features, which include stimulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between lipids and coronary artery disease has been well established. However, this is not the case between lipids and heart failure. Ironically, high lipid levels are associated with better outcomes in heart failure, but the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon are not fully understood. This study was performed to test the(More)
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