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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs, which play significant roles as posttranscriptional regulators. The functions of animal miRNAs are generally based on complementarity for their 5' components. Although several computational miRNA target-gene prediction methods have been proposed, they still have limitations in revealing actual target(More)
We find that salicylic acid and ethephon treatment in hot pepper increases the expression of a putative basic/leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor gene, CabZIP1. CabZIP1 mRNA is expressed ubiquitously in various organs. The green fluorescent protein-fused transcription factor, CabZIP1::GFP, can be specifically localized to the nucleus, an action that(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small endogenous RNAs of ~ 22nt that act as direct post-transcriptional regulators in animals and plants. MicroRNAs generally perform a function by binding to the complementary site on the 3’ untranslated region of its target gene and especially the 8mers on the 5’ part of miRNA seems important as a seed. Computational(More)
ProMiR is a web-based service for the prediction of potential microRNAs (miRNAs) in a query sequence of 60-150 nt, using a probabilistic colearning model. Identification of miRNAs requires a computational method to predict clustered and nonclustered, conserved and nonconserved miRNAs in various species. Here we present an improved version of ProMiR for(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the antiinflammatory effects of Bifidobacterium lactis on intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and on experimental acute murine colitis and its tumor prevention effects on colitis-associated cancer (CAC) in mice. METHODS Human HT-29 cells were stimulated with IL-1beta, lipopolysaccharides, or tumor(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to evaluate tunnel-graft angle, tunnel length and position and change in graft length between transtibial (30 patients) and anteromedial (30 patients) portal techniques using 3D knee models after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS The 3D angle between femoral or tibial tunnels and graft at 0° and 90° flexion were(More)
N-Nitration of 4-chloro-5-substituted-pyridazin-3-one with copper nitrate trihydrate in acetic anhydride gave the corresponding 4-chloro-2-nitro-5-substituted-pyridazin-3-one. 4-Chloro-5-alkoxy-2-nitropyridazin-3-ones such as 5-methoxy (2b) and 5-ethoxy (2d) derivatives showed excellent nitro group transfer potentiality. N-Nitration of some secondary amines(More)
Capsicum annuum L. Bugang exhibits a hypersensitive response against Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) P(0) infection. The C. annuumUDP-glucosyltransferase 1 (CaUGT1) gene was upregulated during resistance response to TMV and by salicylic acid, ethephon, methyl viologen, and sodium nitroprusside treatment. When the gene was downregulated by virus-induced gene(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion using cervical plates has been seen as effective at relieving cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy symptoms. Although it is commonly used, subsequent disc degeneration at levels adjacent to the fusion remains an important problem. However, data on the frequency, impact, and predisposing factors for(More)