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PURPOSE We sought to identify the genetic defect in a four-generation Chinese family with autosomal dominant congenital coralliform cataracts and demonstrate the functional analysis of a candidate gene in the family. METHODS Family history data were recorded. Clinical and ophthalmologic examinations were performed on affected and unaffected family(More)
We describe a system for transforming an off-the-shelf flatbed scanner into a $200 scan backend for large format cameras. While we describe both software and hardware aspects, the focus of the paper is on software issues such as color calibration and removal of scanner artifacts. With current scanner technology, the resulting camera system is capable of(More)
The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is an aquatic plant of economic and ornamental importance in China. In this study, we developed twenty novel sacred lotus SSR markers, and used AFLP and SSR markers to investigate the genetic diversity and genetic relationships among 58 accessions of N. nucifera including 15 seed lotus, 12 rhizome lotus, 24 flower(More)
Ghrelin, a 28-amino-acid peptide, is mainly secreted by the stomach. Evidence has shown ghrelin to have neuroprotective effects. However, whether ghrelin protects hippocampal neurons against cell death in pilocarpine-induced seizures is unknown. We used Nissl staining to show that ghrelin attenuated the neuronal loss caused by pilocarpine-induced seizures(More)
Brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål) (Homoptera: Delphacidae) is an economically important pest on rice. In this study, 30 polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed from N. lugens genomic libraries using the method of Fast Isolation by AFLP of Sequence Containing Repeats (FIASCO). Polymorphism of each locus was detected in 48 individuals from(More)
  • Veerakumar Balasubramaniyan, Brian Vaillant, Shuzhen Wang, Joy Gumin, M Elena Butalid, Ke Sai +8 others
  • 2015
Differentiation has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy for glioblastoma (GBM) in part due to observations of stem-like cells in GBM that have been shown to undergo terminal differentiation in response to growth factor withdrawal and BMP activation. However, the effects of long term exposure to serum culture conditions on glioma sphere cultures/glioma(More)
Pyrococcus horikoshii lysyl-tRNA synthetase/tRNA orthogonal pair exhibited high selectivity towards d-lysine in the presence of excess amount of d-lysine. Based on the observation, this orthogonal pair was employed to encode d-lysine, and d-lysine was site-specifically incorporated into the diketoreductase in E. coli cells.
The aim of this study was to compare the safety and morbidity of laparoscopic versus laparotomic comprehensive staging of apparent early stage ovarian cancer.In this retrospective study, the outcomes of patients with apparent stage I ovarian cancer who underwent laparoscopic or laparotomic comprehensive surgical staging from January 2002 to January 2014(More)
Polyploidy has pivotal influences on rice (Oryza sativa L.) morphology and physiology, and is very important for understanding rice domestication and improving agricultural traits. Diploid (DP) and triploid (TP) rice shows differences in morphological parameters, such as plant height, leaf length, leaf width and the physiological index of chlorophyll(More)