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Over the past 10 years, resources have been established for the genetic analysis of pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br., an important staple crop of the semi-arid regions of India and Africa. Among these resources are detailed genetic maps containing both homologous and heterologous restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) markers, and(More)
A bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library was constructed using nuclear DNA from pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), and used as a resource for the isolation of microsatellite sequences. The library contains a total of 159,100 clones with an average insert size of 90 kb, and corresponds to 5.8 haploid genome equivalents. The BAC library was pooled for(More)
INTRODUCTION Early and normative surgery is the only curative method for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2)-related medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). AIMS To study the timing of prophylactic total thyroidectomy (TT) for MEN 2-related MTC with different RET mutations in a Chinese population, and to compare the sensitivity and accuracy of(More)
Short periods of water deprivation can stimulate the growth of seminal and lateral roots in rice, and inhibit the emergence of adventitious roots. Identification of genes in the different tissues that respond to a water deficit may help us to understand the mechanism underlying root growth under conditions when water is scarce. cDNA-amplified fragment(More)
AIM To investigate the changes of the spermatozoa ultrastructures before and after renal transplantation in uremic patients. METHODS The sperm of five uremic patients before and after transplantation and four healthy volunteers were collected and examined by scanning electron microscopy. RESULTS Abnormal spermatozoa were found in patients(More)
Mutation-based molecular diagnostics of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is complicated by genetic and allelic heterogeneity, large multi-exon genes, and duplication sequences of PKD1. Recently, targeted resequencing by pooling long-range polymerase chain reaction (LR-PCR) amplicons has been used in the identification of mutations in(More)
Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is known to be endemic in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China; however, there is relatively little data from hospital records or community prevalence studies, and the situation regarding occurrence of human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is unclear. Here we review the available reports about human echinococcosis in the(More)
Smoking cessation leads to a dysphoric state and this increases the risk for relapse. Animal studies indicate that the dysphoric state associated with nicotine withdrawal is at least partly mediated by an increase in corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) release in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). In the present study, we investigated whether a(More)
Objective: To investigate the effect of verapamil on Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokines [tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-10 (IL-10)] and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κ B) in the liver. Methods and Materials: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into seven groups of eight rats each: control rats(More)
BACKGROUND Whole exome sequencing provides a labor-saving and direct means of genetic diagnosis of hereditary disorders in which the pathogenic gene harbors a large cohort of exons. We set out to demonstrate a suitable example of genetic diagnosis of MEN 2A/FMTC (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2/familial medullary thyroid carcinoma) using this approach.(More)