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BACKGROUND Bacterial sRNAs are a class of small regulatory RNAs involved in regulation of expression of a variety of genes. Most sRNAs act in trans via base-pairing with target mRNAs, leading to repression or activation of translation or mRNA degradation. To date, more than 1,000 sRNAs have been identified. However, direct targets have been identified for(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, endogenous RNAs that regulate gene expression in both plants and animals. A large number of miRNAs has been identified from various animals and model plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana and rice (Oryza sativa); however, characteristics of wheat (Triticum aestivum) miRNAs are poorly understood. Here, computational(More)
Early stage lung cancer detection is the first step toward successful clinical therapy and increased patient survival. Clinicians monitor cancer progression by profiling tumor cell proteins in the blood plasma of afflicted patients. Blood plasma, however, is a difficult cancer protein assessment medium because it is rich in albumins and heterogeneous(More)
Accurate identification of linear B-cell epitopes plays an important role in peptide vaccine designs, immunodiagnosis, and antibody productions. Although several prediction methods have been reported, unsatisfied accuracy has limited the broad usages in linear B-cell epitope prediction. Therefore, developing a reliable model with significant improvement on(More)
The superficial amygdala (SFA) is important in human emotion/affective processing via its strong connection with other limbic and cerebral cortex for receptive and expressive emotion processing. Few studies have investigated the functional connectivity changes of the SFA under extreme conditions, such as prolonged sleep loss, although the SFA showed a(More)
  • W Li, L Cha
  • 2007
Since the identification of RNA-mediated interference (RNAi) in 1998, RNAi has become an effective tool to inhibit gene expression. The inhibition mechanism is triggered by introducing a short interference double-stranded RNA (siRNA,19 approximately 27 bp) into the cytoplasm, where the guide strand of siRNA (usually antisense strand) binds to its target(More)
  • Wuju Li
  • 2005
In their recent report [1], Sharma and coworkers explore the early detection of breast cancer. They analyzed a gene expression data set (1368 genes in 62 normal and 40 tumour samples, including sample duplication in different batches) using the nearest shrunken centroid method. They identified a panel of 37 genes that permitted early detection, with the(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive pathogen responsible for a wide variety of diseases. RNAIII is the key effector of the accessory gene regulator (agr) system. It is a regulatory RNA (514 nucleotides long) that acts at both transcription and translation level to regulate the production of numerous toxins, enzymes and cell surface proteins. Here, we(More)
In this report, we introduced a mathematical model for high-level expression of foreign genes in pPIC9 vector. At first, we collected 40 heterologous genes expressed in pPIC9 vector, and these 40 genes were classified into high-level expression group (expression level >100mg/L, 12 genes) and low-level expression group (expression level <100mg/L, 28 genes).(More)
Accurate prediction of sRNA targets plays a key role in determining sRNA functions. Here we introduced two mathematical models, sRNATargetNB and sRNATargetSVM, for prediction of sRNA targets using Nai ve Bayes method and support vector machines (SVM), respectively. The training dataset was composed of 46 positive samples (real sRNA-targets interaction) and(More)