Sheng-Li Zhao

We don’t have enough information about this author to calculate their statistics. If you think this is an error let us know.
Learn More
The Arabidopsis gene RESISTANCE TO POWDERY MILDEW8.1 (RPW8.1) confers resistance to virulent fungal and oomycete pathogens that cause powdery mildew and downy mildew, respectively. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we show that ectopic expression of RPW8.1 boosts pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) resulting in enhanced resistance(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of a microencapsule scaffold capable of sustained release of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in promoting the osteogenic differentiation of rat periosteum-derived stem cells (PDSCs) in vitro. METHODS PDSCs from 4-week-old SD rats, after identification of the surface markers using(More)
miR169 is a conserved microRNA (miRNA) family involved in plant development and stress-induced responses. However, how miR169 functions in rice immunity remains unclear. Here, we show that miR169 acts as a negative regulator in rice immunity against the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae by repressing the expression of nuclear factor Y-A (NF-YA) genes. The(More)
The first enantioselective Michael addition of alpha-cyanoketones to alpha,beta-unsaturated trifluoromethyl ketones using a novel piperazine-thiourea catalyst was described. The resulting alpha-trifluoromethyldihydropyrans were obtained in high yields and with up to 95% ee within a short reaction time. A useful transformation of the chiral adduct was also(More)
  • 1