Wangshu Zhang

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The phytohormone ethylene is involved in a wide range of developmental processes and in mediating plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Ethylene signalling acts via a linear transduction pathway leading to the activation of Ethylene Response Factor genes (ERF) which represent one of the largest gene families of plant transcription factors. How an(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of genes responsible for human inherited diseases is one of the most challenging tasks in human genetics. Recent studies based on phenotype similarity and gene proximity have demonstrated great success in prioritizing candidate genes for human diseases. However, most of these methods rely on a single protein-protein interaction(More)
Kallikrein 6 (hK6, also known as protease M/zyme/neurosin) is a member of the human kallikrein gene family. We have previously cloned the cDNA for this gene by differential display and shown the overexpression of the mRNA in breast and ovarian primary tumour tissues and cell lines. To thoroughly characterise the expression of this kallikrein in ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify disease-related genes and immune-regulatory pathways in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by using gene expression profiling and protein-protein interaction analysis. METHODS Peripheral white blood cell gene expression profiles of 10 SLE patients were determined by oligonucleotide microarray analysis. Clustering(More)
— Recent advances in highly parallel, multithreaded, manycore Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been enabling massive parallel implementations of many applications in bioinformatics. In this paper, we describe a parallel implementation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). Using a single NVIDIA GTX(More)
BACKGROUND Domains are basic units of proteins, and thus exploring associations between protein domains and human inherited diseases will greatly improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of human complex diseases and further benefit the medical prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Within a given domain-domain interaction network, we(More)
It is of vital importance to find genetic variants that underlie human complex diseases and locate genes that are responsible for these diseases. Since proteins are typically composed of several structural domains, it is reasonable to assume that harmful genetic variants may alter structures of protein domains, affect functions of proteins and eventually(More)
—The combined use of gene expression profiles and protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks has recently shed light on breast cancer research by selecting a small number of subnetworks as disease markers and then using them for the classification of metastasis. Based on previously identified subnetwork markers, we compare three ensemble learning approaches(More)
Chinese medicinal herbs have a similar appearance and are easily confused, complicating identification via traditional methods. This study provided a scientific approach, based on DNA barcoding, to accurately and rapidly identify Anoectochilus roxburghii and its adulterants. This technology complements traditional methods of identification of medicinal(More)
Purpose This study investigated whether the combination of acupuncture and the antidepressant medicine paroxetine has a better curative effect than paroxetine only for major depression (MD) in a multi-center, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Methods 72 inpatients and outpatients with MD, diagnosed by the ICD-10, were randomly divided into three groups(More)