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Panicle architecture is closely related to yield formation. The qPE9-1 gene has been proved to be widely used in high-yield rice cultivar developments, conferring erect panicle character in japonica rice. Recently, qPE9-1 has been successfully cloned; however, the genetic effect on grain yield per plant of the erect panicle allele qPE9-1 is controversial(More)
The Wx gene encoding granule-bound starch synthase is responsible for the biosynthesis of amylose, which plays an important role in determining rice eating and cooking quality. However, the functional evaluation of different Wx alleles remains unclear. In the present study, a set of near-isogenic lines (NILs) carrying four different Wx alleles—Wx a , Wx b ,(More)
NLRC5 is an important regulator in innate immune responses. However, the ability of NLRC5 to inhibit NF-κB activation is controversial in different cell types. How dynamic modification of NLRC5 shapes NF-κB signaling remains unknown. We demonstrated that NLRC5 undergoes robust ubiquitination by TRAF2/6 after lipopolysaccharide treatment, which leads to(More)
Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) is an essential DNA virus sensor that triggers type I interferon (IFN) signaling by producing cGAMP to initiate antiviral immunity. However, post-translational regulation of cGAS remains largely unknown. We report that K48-linked ubiquitination of cGAS is a recognition signal for p62-depdendent selective autophagic(More)
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) secretion downstream of Toll-like receptor (TLR) activation is tightly controlled at the transcriptional and post-translational levels. NLRP3 inflammasome is involved in the maturation of pro-IL-1β, with NLRP3 expression identified as the limiting factor for inflammasome activation. Previously, we had demonstrated that the zinc-finger(More)
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is known as tumor/metastasis suppressor in a variety of cancers including pancreas, being involved in angiogenesis, cancer growth and metastasis. However, the precise molecular mechanism how NDRG1 exerts its inhibitory function in pancreatic cancer remains unclear. In this investigation, we demonstrated that K-Ras(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical results between high-flexion and standard cruciate-stabling prostheses in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by using the 36-item short form health survey (SF-36). METHODS Between August 2007 and January 2009, 98 patients (106 knees) underwent TKA with standard cruciate-stabling prostheses (standard group), and 46 patients (50(More)
Pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains among the most important challenges for patients with TKA. Intra-articular local anesthetic has been shown to reduce postoperative pain following TKA. However, studies report conflicting results. This meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy and safety of single-dose intra-articular local anesthetics(More)
TBK1 is a component of the type I interferon (IFN) signaling pathway, yet the mechanisms controlling its activity and degradation remain poorly understood. Here we report that USP38 negatively regulates type I IFN signaling by targeting the active form of TBK1 for degradation in vitro and in vivo. USP38 specifically cleaves K33-linked poly-ubiquitin chains(More)
The hormone auxin is critical for many plant developmental processes. Unlike the model eudicot plant Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), auxin distribution and signaling in rice tissues has not been systematically investigated due to the absence of suitable auxin response reporters. In this study we observed the conservation of auxin signaling components(More)
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