Shiming Wang

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We developed a self-formed adaptor PCR (termed SEFA PCR) which can be used for chromosome walking. Most of the amplified flanking sequences were longer than 2.0 kb, and some were as long as 6.0 kb. SEFA PCR is simple and efficient and should have broad applications in the isolation of unknown sequences in complex genomes.
BACKGROUND β-1,3-Glucanases catalyze the hydrolysis of glucan polymers containing β-1,3-linkages. These enzymes are of great biotechnological, agricultural and industrial interest. The applications of β-1,3-glucanases is well established in fungal disease biocontrol, yeast extract production and wine extract clarification. Thus, the identification and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the choroidal thickness of patients with high myopia using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) and compare them with healthy subjects. METHODS We first conducted a cross-sectional study and then performed a meta-analysis to address this issue further. Using enhanced depth(More)
PURPOSE To establish a novel murine model of dry eye using an intelligently controlled environmental system (ICES). METHODS Thirty BALB/c mice aged 4 to 6 weeks were housed in the ICES in which the relative humidity, airflow, and temperature were maintained at 15.3% +/- 3% (mean +/- SD), 2.1 +/- 0.2 m/s, and 21 degrees to 23 degrees C, respectively, for(More)
Trimercaptotriazine-functionalized polystyrene chelating resin was prepared and employed for the adsorption of Ag(I) from aqueous solution. The adsorbent was characterized according to the following techniques: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy and the Brunauer-Emmet-Teller method. The effects of(More)
A new β-1,3-1,4-glucanase gene (PlicA) was cloned from Paenibacillus sp. S09. The ORF contained 717 bp coding for a 238 amino acid protein. PlicA, expressed in Escherichia coli and purified by Ni2+-affinity chromatography, had optimum activity at 55 °C and pH 6.2. The specific activity toward barley β-glucan reached 7,055 U/mg. K m and V max values with(More)
31P NMR spectra of rat kidney and heart, in situ, were obtained at 97.2 MHz by using chronically implanted radio-frequency coils. Previous investigators have used magnetization transfer techniques to study phosphorus exchange in perfused kidney and heart. In the current experiments, saturation transfer techniques were used to measure the steady-state rate(More)
Period 2 (Per2) is a key component of the core clock oscillator and is involved in regulating a number of different biological processes and pathways. Here we report that Per2 plays a protective role in carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced hepatotoxicity via the modulation of uncoupling protein-2 (Ucp2) gene expression in mice. Hepatic injury after acute(More)
This study proposes a new condition diagnosis method for rotating machinery developed using least squares mapping (LSM) and a fuzzy neural network. The non-dimensional symptom parameters (NSPs) in the time domain are defined to reflect the features of the vibration signals measured in each state. A sensitive evaluation method for selecting good symptom(More)
Mice lacking A(1) adenosine receptors (A(1)AR) were thought to be protected from developing fatty liver; however, the contribution of A(1)AR to hepatic fibrosis has not been explored. Here we found that the expression of A(1)AR was decreased in fibrotic liver induced by chronic carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) but increased in that induced by bile duct(More)