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The copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD) and manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) could effectively eliminate reactive oxygen species (ROS) and maintain the redox balance of immune system. In the present study, the potential synergy of Cu/Zn-SOD and Mn-SOD in immune system was investigated in the clam Meretrix meretrix. The expression of(More)
We described and characterized 17 expressed sequence tag (EST)-derived simple sequence repeats (SSR) and 16 genomic-derived SSRs for the clam Meretrix meretrix. The EST-SSRs comprised 17.6% dinucleotide repeats, 35.3% trinucleotide repeats, and 47.1% tetranucleotide repeats; whereas the majority of the G-SSRs were dinuleotide repeats (75.0%). The number of(More)
A total of 2,970 EST-SSRs (2.38%) were identified by transcriptome sequencing of clam Meretrix meretrix (751,970 reads, ~310.82 Mbp), using 454 Genome Sequencer FLX next-generation sequencing platform. Dinucleotide SSR was the dominant repeat type (40.2%), followed by trinucleotide (37.8%), tetranuleotide (12.0%) and pentanucleotide (2.0%) SSR. The dominant(More)
The 3D-QSAR analysis was performed on the set of 175 potent inhibitors of the PDE10A enzyme. Four separate models were built based on different conformations and superimposition methods. They were generated following next criteria: (I) database alignment based on the conformations most similar to the co-crystalized ligand conformation, (II) database(More)
The clam Meretrix meretrix is a member of widely cultured, commercially important clams. A marker–trait association analysis was performed using expressed sequence tag (EST) simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for marker-assisted selection in M. meretrix. Three markers, MM1272, MM2034, and MM7721, were found to be significantly associated with quantitative(More)
Angiogenesis is necessary for tumor growth, without which a tumor can not grow beyond a few millimeters in diameter. This review summarizes the current status on the research of peptide Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) and Arg-Arg-Leu (RRL) as well as its derivatives applied in tumor angiogenesis imaging and targeted therapy with single photon emission tomography (SPECT)(More)
Catalase (CAT) can effectively eliminate H(2)O(2) and maintain the redox balance of immune system, which is essential for innate immunity. A catalase gene was cloned and its potential role in immune system was investigated in the clam, Meretrix meretrix. The catalase (MmeCAT) gene had an open reading frame of 1533 bp encoding 511 amino acids which showed(More)
Room-temperature sodium-ion batteries attract increasing attention for large-scale energy storage applications in renewable energy and smart grid. However, the development of suitable anode materials remains a challenging issue. Here we demonstrate that the spinel Li4Ti5O12, well-known as a 'zero-strain' anode for lithium-ion batteries, can also store(More)
The NS5B RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) is a promising therapeutic target for developing novel anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs. In this work, a combined molecular modeling study was performed on a series of 193 5-hydroxy-2H-pyridazin-3-one derivatives as inhibitors of HCV NS5B Polymerase. The best 3D-QSAR models, including CoMFA and CoMSIA, are(More)
The full static picture of Li storage in Li(4)Ti(5)O(12) is derived using the latest spherical aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and first-principles calculations. The accommodation of the additional Li(+) is directly visualized and the distribution of electrons introduced by lithium insertion deduced. Moreover, Li(4)Ti(5)O(12)(More)