Learn More
To kill invading bacteria, neutrophils must interpret spatial cues, migrate and reach target sites. Although the initiation of chemotactic migration has been extensively studied, little is known about its termination. Here we found that two mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) had opposing roles in neutrophil trafficking. The extracellular(More)
Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is an important food legume crop, grown for human consumption globally including in China, Turkey, Egypt and Ethiopia. Although genetic gain has been made through conventional selection and breeding efforts, this could be substantially improved through the application of molecular methods. For this, a set of reliable molecular(More)
Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) is a well-known mediator of beta-cell dysfunction in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We recently reported that down-regulation of the Akt pathway activity is implicated in PGE(2)-induced pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction. The aim of this study was to further dissect the signaling pathway of this process in pancreatic beta-cell(More)
Macrophages acquire distinct phenotypes during tissue stress and inflammatory responses, but the mechanisms that regulate the macrophage polarization are poorly defined. Here we show that tuberous sclerosis complex 1 (TSC1) is a critical regulator of M1 and M2 phenotypes of macrophages. Mice with myeloid-specific deletion of TSC1 exhibit enhanced M1(More)
Yellow seed is one of the most important traits of Brassica napus L. Efficient selection of the yellow-seed trait is one of the most important objectives in oilseed rape breeding. Two recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations (RIL-1 and RIL-2) were analyzed for 2 years at 2 locations. Four hundred and twenty SSR, RAPD, and SRAP marker loci covering 1744 cM(More)
Genetic diversity and relationships of 802 faba bean (Vicia faba L.) landraces and varieties from different geographical locations of China and abroad were examined using ISSR markers. A total of 212 repeatable amplified bands were generated with 11 ISSR primers, of which 209 were polymorphic. Accessions from North China showed highest genetic diversity,(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Expressed sequence tag (EST)-derived microsatellite simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were developed in Vicia faba L. by screening the NCBI database. Markers were validated and explored for size polymorphism among fava bean accessions. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-one EST-SSR primer pairs were identified, and the loci characterized(More)
The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), indigenous to China, became an endangered species because of considerable reduction both in number and distribution during the 20th century. Presently, it is listed as an Appendix I species by CITES and as Category I by the Key Protected Wildlife List of China. Understanding the genetic diversity and population(More)
Quercetin is one of flavonoids with cyto-protective activities. It has been demonstrated that quercetin inhibits oxidative stress in some animal models and specific cells, but the particular mechanism is known a little. In the present study, we found that quercetin could decrease the expression of Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) induced by hydrogen peroxide(More)
A few studies have investigated the relationship between type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and bone mineral density (BMD) values. This meta-analysis was performed to explore differences between T1DM and healthy individuals in BMD values measured at five bone sites.We searched the database of PubMed for cross-sectional studies about the association of T1DM and(More)