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The effects of 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) spray application on gas-exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics, Rubisco activity, and carbohydrate metabolism were investigated in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. cv. Jinchun No. 3) plants grown in a greenhouse. EBR significantly increased the light-saturated net CO(2) assimilation rate (A(sat)) from 3 h to(More)
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are essential for many biological processes in plants, however, little is known about their roles in early fruit development. To address this, BR levels were manipulated through the application of exogenous BRs (24-epibrassinolide, EBR) or a BR biosynthesis inhibitor (brassinazole, Brz) and their effects on early fruit development,(More)
AIM To investigate the expression profile of microRNAs in inoperable advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving chemotherapy and the potential relevance of microRNAs to clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis. METHODS Serum samples were taken from 260 inoperable advanced NSCLC patients and 260 healthy individuals. All the(More)
We investigated the role of 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) in the amelioration of phenanthrene (PHE) stress in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Exposure to PHE (300 μM) significantly decreased shoot and root length (19 and 16 %, respectively), fresh mass (35 and 43 %, respectively), contents of chlorophyll a (26 %), chlorophyll b (27 %) and carotenoids (18 %) in(More)
AIM To explore the association between genetic polymorphisms of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) and susceptibility, chemotherapy response rate and prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHOD This is a prospective study in which 562 patients with NSCLC and 764 healthy controls were enrolled. Three RAGE genetic(More)