X. S. Chen

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The relation between the household electrical consumption Y and population N for Chinese cities in 2006 has been investigated with the power law scaling form Y = A0N β. It is found that the Chinese cities should be divided into three categories characterized by different scaling exponent β. The first category, which includes the biggest and coastal cities(More)
The polyketide natural product borrelidin displays antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, anticancer, insecticidal and herbicidal activities through the selective inhibition of threonyl-tRNA synthetase (ThrRS). How borrelidin simultaneously attenuates bacterial growth and suppresses a variety of infections in plants and animals is not known. Here we show,(More)
Gro/Tup1 proteins act as negative transcriptional regulators and play crucial roles in many growth and developmental processes in a wide range of organisms. However, our understanding of Gro/Tup1 protein functions in plants is confined to the model plant Arabidopsis. Here, 11 Gro/Tup1 genes, which were characterized by the typical LisH and WD40 repeat(More)
Intratumoural heterogeneity (ITH) is a major cause of cancer-associated lethality. Extensive genomic ITH has previously been reported in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Here we address the question whether ITH increases with malignant progression and can hence be exploited as a prognostic marker. Unexpectedly, precision quantitative image analysis(More)
The T-superfamily is a large and diverse group of peptides, widely distributed in venom ducts of all major feeding types of Conus. These peptides are likely to be functionally diverse. A directed PCR-based approach using primers based on the conserved signal sequence was applied to investigate new conotoxins of the T-superfamily from Conus textile native to(More)
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