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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)
Simple and accurate HPLC methods were developed for the determination of oleanolic acid (OA), ursolic acid (UA) and amygdalin in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) flower, which is commonly used for the treatment of various diseases as a traditional Chinese medicine. HPLC assay was performed on a reversed-phase C(18) column and all three compounds were(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)
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 280(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)
With the accelerating advancement of biomedical research, it has been widely accepted that genetic variation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of human inherited diseases. As an important type of genetic variation, nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) that occur in protein coding regions lead to amino acid substitutions in(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)
The postsynaptic density (PSD) contains a collection of scaffold proteins used for assembling synaptic signaling complexes. However, it is not known how the core-scaffold machinery associates in protein-interaction networks or how proteins encoded by genes involved in complex brain disorders are distributed through spatiotemporal protein complexes. Here(More)