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BACKGROUND There are still discrepancies in the association of enterovirus and myocardial disease, partially due to lack of data on the detection of virus antigens in tissues. It is desirable to localize enteroviral antigens so as to establish a link between the two and to study mechanisms of virus persistence. METHODS AND RESULTS Nineteen fixed explanted(More)
Investigations using Drosophila melanogaster have shown that the circadian clock gene period can influence behavioral responses to cocaine, and the mouse homologues, mPer1 and mPer2, modulate cocaine sensitization and reward. In the present study, we applied DNAzyme targeting mPer1 to interfere the expression of mPer1 in CNS in mice and studied the role of(More)
Trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.) is extremely cold hardy when fully acclimated, but knowledge relevant to the molecular events underlying the acclimation is still limited so far. In this study, forward (4 °C over 25 °C) and reverse (25 °C over 4 °C) suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) libraries were constructed in order to identify(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Baicalin is one of the principal flavonoids isolated from the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi that has long been used to treat ischemic stroke. However, its neuroprotective mechanisms against cerebral ischemia injury are poorly understood. AIM OF THE STUDY To explore the neuroprotective mechanisms of baicalin(More)
Cells sense several kinds of stimuli and trigger corresponding responses through signaling pathways. As a result, cells must process and integrate multiple signals in parallel to maintain specificity and avoid erroneous cross-talk. In this study, we focus our theoretical effort on understanding specificity of a model network system in yeast, Saccharomyces(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the aetiological involvement of enterovirus and identify the viral genomic sequences in Keshan disease. DESIGN Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded myocardial necropsy tissue samples were collected in Keshan disease endemic regions. Fourteen cases with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of subacute or chronic Keshan disease were(More)
Chondroitin 6-sulfotransferase (C6ST) is the key enzyme in the biosynthesis of chondroitin 6-sulfate, a glycosaminoglycan implicated in chondrogenesis, neoplasia, atherosclerosis, and other processes. C6ST catalyzes the transfer of sulfate from 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate to carbon 6 of the N-acetylgalactosamine residues of chondroitin. Based on(More)
The association of enterovirus infection and heart muscle diseases has been investigated extensively by detection of viral genomic RNA using nucleic acid hybridization and the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. To further understand the role of enterovirus and its persistence in these diseases, an immunohistochemical technique was optimized to(More)
Effective tiller number is one of the most important traits for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield, but the inheritance of tillering is poorly understood. A set of 168 doubled haploid (DH) lines derivatives of a cross between two winter wheat cultivars (Huapei 3 and Yumai 57), and an immortalized F2 (IF2) population generated by randomly permutated(More)
Pin1 is a peptidyl-prolyl isomerase consisting of a WW domain and a catalytic isomerase (PPIase) domain connected by a flexible linker. Pin1 recognizes phospho-Ser/Thr-Pro motifs in cell-signaling proteins, and is both a cancer and an Alzheimer's disease target. Here, we provide novel insight into the functional motions underlying Pin1 substrate interaction(More)