Shumei Xie

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Cathepsin C (dipeptidyl-peptidaseI, DPPI) is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase that belongs to the papain superfamily, and it is involved in protein degradation and proenzyme activation. However, very little is known about the function of cathepsin C in bivalves. In the present study, we identified the cathepsin C gene in the razor clam Sinonovacula(More)
The razor clam Sinonovacula constricta is an important commercial species. The deficiency of developmental transcriptomic data is becoming the bottleneck of further researches on the mechanisms underlying settlement and metamorphosis in early development. In this study, de novo transcriptome sequencing was performed for S. constricta at different early(More)
Objective: To assess the safety and efficacy of bladder irrigation for reducing the morbidity of bladder stones in patients with neurological lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). Methods: From June 2012 to July 2013, patients with NLUTD were prospectively randomized and assigned to either a bladder irrigation group or a no bladder irrigation group.(More)
Insulin-like peptide (ILP) has emerged as a cell regulatory factor with multiple functions in vertebrates and invertebrates. In the present study, we identified and characterized two ILP genes, ILP1 and ILP2, in the razor clam Sinonovacula constricta. Both ILPs have a signal peptide and a mature domain consisting of six strictly conserved cysteines. The(More)
Myostatin (MSTN) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily (TGF-β) and is an important negative regulator of muscle growth in vertebrates. In this study, we cloned and analyzed the MSTN gene (Sc-MSTN) from razor clam (Sinonovacula constricta). The full length of Sc-MSTN cDNA sequence consists of 4226 base pairs (bp), comprising a 522-bp 5'(More)
The razor clam (Sinonovacula constricta) is an important aquaculture species, for which a high-density genetic linkage map would play an important role in marker-assisted selection (MAS). In this study, we constructed a high-density genetic map and detected quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for Sinonovacula constricta with an F1 cross population by using the(More)
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