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Differential Activation of the Rice Sucrose Nonfermenting1–Related Protein Kinase2 Family by Hyperosmotic Stress and Abscisic Acid
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The results indicated that the SnRK2 protein kinase family has evolved specifically for hyperosmotic stress signaling and that individual members have acquired distinct regulatory properties, including ABA responsiveness by modifying the C-terminal domain. Expand
Abscisic acid-activated SNRK2 protein kinases function in the gene-regulation pathway of ABA signal transduction by phosphorylating ABA response element-binding factors.
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It is shown that transient overexpression in cultured cell protoplasts of these ABA-activated SnRK2 protein kinases leads to the activation of an ABRE-regulated promoter, suggesting that these kinases are involved in the gene-regulation pathway of ABA signalling. Expand
Evidence for social parasitism of early insect societies by Cretaceous rove beetles
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It is inferred that the advent of eusociality led automatically and unavoidably to selection for social parasitism, and the antiquity and adaptive flexibility of aleocharines made them among the first organisms to engage in this type of symbiosis. Expand
Bombyx mori Midgut Membrane Protein P252, Which Binds to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A, Is a Chlorophyllide-Binding Protein, and the Resulting Complex Has Antimicrobial Activity
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This is the first report ever to show clear, concrete binding characteristics of the midgut protein to form an RFP having significant antimicrobial activity, termed Bm252RFP. Expand
Development of a New Rapid Isolation Device for Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) Using 3D Palladium Filter and Its Application for Genetic Analysis
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A new filtration-based, sensitive CTC isolation device is developed that reveals that CTC increased with progression of metastasis, and a significant increase in the number of CTCs from the blood of patients with metastatic breast cancer was observed compared with patients without metastasis and healthy volunteers. Expand
Encapsulation of beraprost sodium in nanoparticles: analysis of sustained release properties, targeting abilities and pharmacological activities in animal models of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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The beneficial effects of BPS-NP on PAH animal models seem to be mediated by its sustained release and tissue targeting profiles, and may be useful for the treatment of PAH patients due to reduced dosages and frequency of B PS administration. Expand
Scydmobisetia gen. nov., the first definite Glandulariini from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae)
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The first genus and species of definite Glandulariini from the Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber are reported, including the first known glandulariine beetle with a pair of very long vertexal sensilla chaetica, previously not found in this tribe, but common among unrelated Staphylinidae. Expand
The first fossil of dasycerine rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber: Phylogenetic implications for the omaliine group subfamilies
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The new finding of a Cretaceous representative of the Dasycerinae helps elucidate the origin and early evolution of the omaliine group subfamilies, implying rather close similarities between the DASYcerinee and the monobasic subfamily Neophoninae. Expand
Production of a novel glycolipid biosurfactant, mannosylmannitol lipid, by Pseudozyma parantarctica and its interfacial properties
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Of the strains tested, P. parantarctica JCM 11752T gave the best yield of MML, which comprised approximately 35% of all glycolipids produced, indicating its excellent self-assembling properties and high hydrophilicity. Expand
Glycolipid biosurfactants, mannosylerythritol lipids, repair the damaged hair.
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MELs are proposed to be the new hair care ingredient, which are the highly useful agent for not only for the recovery of damaged hair but also for providing the smooth and flexible hair. Expand
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