Leptin acts on the brain to inhibit feeding, increase thermogenesis, and decrease body weight. Neuropeptide Y (NPY)-ergic neurons of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) that project to the paraventricular nuclei (PVN) and dorsomedial nuclei (DMH) are postulated to control energy balance by stimulating feeding and inhibiting thermogenesis, especially… (More)
Cadmium (Cd) has been identified as a significant pollutant due to its high solubility in water and soil and high toxicity to plants and animals. Rice, as one of the most important food crops, is grown in soils with variable levels of Cd and therefore, is important to discriminate the Cd tolerance of different rice cultivars to determine their suitability… (More)
We previously reported that LeMYB1 might be a crucial transcription factor in regulating shikonin formation in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. In this study, by overexpressing LeMYB1 under the control of CaMV35S promoter in L. erythrorhizon hairy roots, we further clarified the role of LeMYB1 in the shikonin formation and its regulation. The… (More)
—A multiuser detector for direct-sequence code-division multiple access systems based on semidefinite programming (SDP) is proposed. It is shown that maximum likelihood (ML) detection can be carried out by " relaxing " the associated integer programming problem to a dual SDP problem, which leads to a detector of polynomial complexity. Computer simulations… (More)
Multiuser detectors for direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS-CDMA) systems based on a recur-sive convex programming (RCP) relaxation approach are proposed. In these detectors, maximum likelihood (ML) detection is carried out in two steps: first, the combinatorial problem associated with ML detection is relaxed into a convex programming problem… (More)
Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci in the Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata).
Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. phaseoli (Fop) is one of the most serious diseases of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and is especially prevalent in China. In this study, we demonstrated that exogenous application of 2 mM salicylic acid (SA) by leaf spraying could induce resistance against Fop in common beans. Accumulation of free and… (More)
MYB transcription factors (TFs) are known to have important functions in regulating the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plants. In this study, LeMYB1, a member of the MYB gene family of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, was cloned via the rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The alignment of the predicted translations of LeMYB1 with other MYB proteins… (More)