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Autochthonous dengue infections have not been reported in Ningbo, People's Republic of China since 1929. In August-October 2004, an outbreak of dengue fever was confirmed in Xiaolin, Cixi, Ningbo. Of 83 cases reported, 68 were laboratory confirmed. Fifty-three percent (34 of 64) of the cases had IgM antibodies to dengue virus. Dengue virus serotype-1 was(More)
Host-pathogen interactions are complex relationships, and a central challenge is to reveal the interactions between pathogens and their hosts. Bacillus bombysepticus (Bb) which can produces spores and parasporal crystals was firstly separated from the corpses of the infected silkworms (Bombyx mori). Bb naturally infects the silkworm can cause an acute(More)
Activin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, promotes the growth of preantral follicles and the proliferation of granulosa cells. However, little is known about the role of microRNAs in activin-mediated granulosa cell proliferation. Here, we reported a dose- and time-dependent suppression of microRNA-181a (miR-181a) expression by(More)
Forkhead L2 (Foxl2) is expressed in ovarian granulosa cells and participates in steroidogenesis by transcriptionally regulating target genes such as steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) and CYP19A1. In this study, a direct link between microRNA-133b (miR-133b) and Foxl2-mediated estradiol release in granulosa cells was established. miR-133b was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To report the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide as an adjuvant in the surgical management of cases with advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with complicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and PVR grade C2 or greater were recruited for this interventional, noncomparative,(More)
Texture is an important attribute affecting consumer perception of fruit quality. Peach melting flesh and flesh adhesion to stone (endocarp) are simply inherited and controlled by the F-M locus on linkage group (LG) 4. Here, we report that two genes encoding endopolygalacturonase (endoPG) in the F-M locus, designated PpendoPGF and PpendoPGM, are associated(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of 21- to 25-nucleotide non-coding RNAs, some of which are important gene regulators involved in folliculogenesis. In this study, we used CCK-8, real-time PCR and Western blot assays to demonstrate that miR-145 inhibits mouse granulosa cell (mGC) proliferation. Combined with the results of luciferase reporter assays that(More)
The main objective of this study was to investigate the growth kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes and background microorganisms in fresh-cut cantaloupe. Fresh-cut cantaloupe samples, inoculated with three main serotypes (1/2a, 1/2b, and 4b) of L. monocytogenes, were incubated at different temperatures, ranging from 4 to 43 °C, to develop kinetic growth(More)
Pre-conditioning regimens before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), such as total body irradiation (TBI) or busulfan/cyclophosphamide (BU/CY), are associated with hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD). However, the mechanism of these regimens on hepatic veno-occlusive disease remains unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of(More)
The hyperglycemia-induced production of oxidative stress results in endothelial cell dysfunction. Previous studies have demonstrated that sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) regulates an array of biological activities in endothelial cells mediated by sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors (S1PRs). However, the role of S1PR-mediated signaling pathways in(More)