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Little is known of the dynamics of centromeric DNA in polyploid plants. We report the sequences of two centromere-associated bacterial artificial chromosome clones from a Triticum boeoticum library. Both autonomous and non-autonomous wheat centromeric retrotransposons (CRWs) were identified, both being closely associated with the centromeres of wheat.(More)
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) functions with raptor and mLST8 in a signaling complex that controls rates of cell growth and proliferation. Recent results indicate that an inhibitor of the Ras signaling pathway, farnesylthiosalicylic acid (FTS), decreased phosphorylation of the mTOR effectors, PHAS-I and S6K1, in breast cancer cells. Here we show(More)
Multidrug resistance-associated protein (Mrp) 2-deficient (TR(-)) Wistar rats have been used to elucidate the role of Mrp2 in drug disposition. Decreased breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp) levels were reported in sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) from TR(-) rats compared with those from wild-type (WT) rats. This study was designed to characterize(More)
The effects of venlafaxine, a novel serotonin and adrenaline reuptake inhibitor, on the morphine withdrawal and activation of morphine conditioned place preference (CPP), were investigated in rats. Our results showed that the most morphine withdrawal signs, including jumping, writhing, shakes, exploring, lacrimation, piloerection, irritability, and(More)
To identify susceptibility variants for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we conducted a genome-wide association study by genotyping 440,794 SNPs in 355 chronic HBV carriers with HCC and 360 chronic HBV carriers without HCC, all of Chinese ancestry. We identified one intronic SNP (rs17401966) in KIF1B on chromosome 1p36.22 that(More)
The role of estrogens produced by the testis may involve negative feedback regulation of androgen biosynthesis. Estrogens are also associated with contractile processes of seminiferous tubules, and might have mitogenic effects on Sertoli and Leydig cells. To investigate the location of aromatase (estrogen synthetase) in the testes, tissue from normal human(More)
The physical map of the hexaploid wheat chromosome 3B was screened using centromeric DNA probes. A 1.1-Mb region showing the highest number of positive bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones was fully sequenced and annotated, revealing that 96% of the DNA consisted of transposable elements, mainly long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons (88%).(More)
Opioid agonist stimulates activation of G protein-coupled receptor kinase (GRK) and causes desensitization of opioid signaling, which plays an important role in opioid tolerance. The current study investigated the potential regulatory effects of acute and chronic morphine administration and withdrawal on GRK2 and GRK5 gene expression in rat brain. Our(More)
Hosts providing important network services such as HTTP and FTP incur a per-connection memory load from TCP that can adversely affect their connection rate and throughput. The memory requirement is directly tied to the number of connections; caching and other sharing methods will not alleviate it. We have observed HTTP throughput reductions of as much as(More)
Ambient particulate air pollution has been associated with altered cardiac function and systemic inflammation. We reported repolarization changes and variations in markers of inflammation in association with ambient particulate exposure in a panel of male coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The objective of this analysis was to identify the specific(More)