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Exocysts are highly conserved octameric complexes that play an essential role in the tethering of Golgi-derived vesicles to target membranes in eukaryotic organisms. Genes encoding the EXO70 subunit are highly duplicated in plants. Based on expression analyses, we proposed previously that individual EXO70 members may provide the exocyst with functional(More)
FUS-proteinopathies, a group of heterogeneous disorders including ALS-FUS and FTLD-FUS, are characterized by the formation of inclusion bodies containing the nuclear protein FUS in the affected patients. However, the underlying molecular and cellular defects remain unclear. Here we provide evidence for mitochondrial localization of FUS and its induction of(More)
Recretohalophytes with specialized salt-secreting structures, including salt glands and salt bladders, can secrete excess salts from plant tissues and enhance salinity tolerance of plants. However, the pathway and property of salt secretion by the salt gland has not been elucidated. In the article, Limonium bicolor Kuntze was used to investigate the pathway(More)
Caveolin-1 is the principal component of caveolae, and it is implicated in endocytosis, cholesterol homeostasis, signal transduction and tumorigenesis. MicroRNAs play key regulatory roles in many cellular processes. However, the molecular mechanism by which porcine caveolin-1 is regulated by microRNAs remains unclear. In the present study, we found that(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes fatal invasive aspergillosis among immunocompromised patients. The cell wall β-1,3-glucan is mainly elongated by β-1,3-glucanosyltransferase Gel family, which is vital for growth and virulence of A. fumigatus. Although seven members of Gels have been annotated, only Gel1, Gel2 and Gel4(More)
The chicken embryo is a classic model used to investigate embryonic development, gene expression, and tissue differentiation, and is also an important research tool in studying the animal functional genomics. The whole blastoderms of fresh unincubated eggs from White Leghorn chickens were collected with a paper ring, mechanically broken into small pieces(More)
As a first-line anti-tuberculosis drug, isoniazid has a serious adverse side effect: hepatotoxicity. Therefore, the assessment and monitoring of hepatotoxicity from isoniazid to prevent liver injury are great concerns. In this experiment, we compared the levels of ALT in plasma and DNA methylation. 30 male SD rats were allocated randomly into two groups, a(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it is obscure how amyloid-beta (Aβ) can impair mitochondria in the early stage of AD pathology. Using PrP-hAPP/hPS1 double-transgenic AD mouse model, we find that abnormal mitochondrial morphology and damaged mitochondrial structure in hippocampal neurons(More)
  • Li Wang, Xia Chen, +5 authors Lifang Zheng
  • 2011
To reduce inhalable particle and SO(x) pollution from coal-based urban central heating (UCH), China has been vigorously developing natural gas-based UCH for years. The CO(2) emissions of UCH, having an average annual growth rate of 10.3%, accounted for 4.4% of China's total CO(2) emissions in 2009. This paper analyzes the feasibility of replacing UCH with(More)
Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) elicits resistance to more drastic subsequent insults, which potentially provide neuroprotective therapeutic strategy, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we examined the effects of HPC on synaptic ultrastructure in olfactory bulb of mice. Mice underwent up to five cycles of repeated HPC(More)