Qingshun Meng

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We report a draft sequence for the genome of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori), covering 90.9% of all known silkworm genes. Our estimated gene count is 18,510, which exceeds the 13,379 genes reported for Drosophila melanogaster. Comparative analyses to fruitfly, mosquito, spider, and butterfly reveal both similarities and differences in gene content.
PURPOSE The degradation of the extracellular matrix has been shown to play an important role in the treatment of hepatic cirrhosis. In this study, the effect of thalidomide on the degradation of extracellular matrix was evaluated in a rat model of hepatic cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cirrhosis was induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of(More)
We describe a genetic variation map for the chicken genome containing 2.8 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). This map is based on a comparison of the sequences of three domestic chicken breeds (a broiler, a layer and a Chinese silkie) with that of their wild ancestor, red jungle fowl. Subsequent experiments indicate that at least 90% of the(More)
It has been well established that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in biological processes. To comprehensively measure the altered miRNA expression, we presented the miRNA expression profile of gastric cancer using microarray. We identified 33 miRNAs that were significantly differentially regulated in gastric specimens compared to adjacent normal(More)
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