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Fusarium ear rot caused by Fusarium verticillioides is a prevalent disease in maize which can severely reduce grain yields and quality. Identification of stable quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to Fusarium ear rot is a basic prerequisite for understanding the genetic mechanism of resistance and for the use of marker-assisted selection. In this(More)
The (conditional) matching preclusion number of a graph is the minimum number of edges whose deletion leaves a resulting graph (with no isolated vertices) that has neither perfect matchings nor almost perfect matchings. In this paper, we prove that the matching preclusion number and the conditional matching preclusion number of the k-ary n-cube with even k(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play a key role in oncogenesis. Genetic variations in miRNA processing genes and miRNA binding sites may affect the biogenesis of miRNA and the miRNA-mRNA interactions, hence promoting tumorigenesis. In the present study, we hypothesized that potentially functional polymorphisms in miRNA processing genes may(More)
Aerobic biodegradation of crude oil and its pathways were investigated via in vitro culture and GC-MS analysis in water flooding wells of Dagang oil field. The in vitro aerobic culture lasted 90 days when 99.0% of n-alkanes and 43.03-99.9% of PAHs were degraded and the biomarkers and their ratios were changed. The spectra of components in the residual oil(More)
BACKGROUNDS The activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) may be an important event in the immune evasion of tumor cell. Recently, numerous studies have investigated the associations between TLR2 -196 to -174 del and two SNPs of TLR4 (rs4986790 and rs4986791) and the susceptibility to different types of cancer; however, the results remain conflicting. The(More)
The ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP) play a crucial role in coupling metabolic energy to the cell membrane potential, β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) neurotoxicity has been associated with cellular oxidative stress and metabolic impairment. Whether there is an interaction between KATP and Aβ or not? The expression of KATP subunits was to be investigated after(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a precise quantification of the association between alcohol and tobacco consumption trends in head and neck cancer patients over the past 45 years. METHODS We combined findings from all studies published until March 2014 and evaluated the association between different levels in alcohol and tobacco consumption and head and neck cancers(More)
BACKGROUND Test-retest reliability is important to establish for any diagnostic tool. The reliability of quantitative sensory testing (QST) in the trigeminal region has recently been described in Caucasians as well as differences in absolute thresholds and responses between Caucasians and Chinese. However, the test-retest reliability has not been determined(More)