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Wikification, commonly referred to as Disam-biguation to Wikipedia (D2W), is the task of identifying concepts and entities in text and disambiguating them into the most specific corresponding Wikipedia pages. Previous approaches to D2W focused on the use of local and global statistics over the given text, Wikipedia articles and its link structures, to(More)
Eukaryotic gene expression is regulated at least by two processes, RNA interference at the post-transcriptional level and chromatin modification at the transcriptional level. Distinct small RNAs (approximately 21-24 nucleotides; sRNAs) were demonstrated to play vital roles in facilitating gene silencing. In plants, the generation of these sRNAs mainly(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an abundant class of small regulatory RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Although an increasing number of porcine miRNAs recently have been identified, research has yet to identify the full repertoire of miRNAs in pig skeletal and adipose tissues and their differences between breeds. We(More)
Two new oleanane triterpenoids (1-2) and one new vibsane-type diterpenoid (3), together with 7 known compounds (4-10), were isolated from the leaves of Viburnum chingii. The structures of compounds 1-3 were elucidated by means of spectroscopic methods including extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR technique. Cytotoxicity of compounds 1-10 were tested against HL-60,(More)
[structure: see text] Dichotomains A (1) and B (2), two new highly oxygenated phenolic derivatives that feature a spirodilactone moiety in their structures, were isolated from the fronds of Dicranopteris dichotoma. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR and MS spectroscopic data, and the stereochemistry of 1 was finally determined by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 polymorphisms with uterine leiomyoma in Chinese women. METHODS We investigated 100 women with clinically diagnosed uterine leiomyoma and 110 healthy normal subjects from Chinese women. The genetic distribution of two CYP1A1 polymorphisms at MspI, Ile462Val and four CYP1B1(More)
AIM Although aberrant miRNAs expression has been documented, altered miR-100 expression in cervical cancer and precursor tissues and its carcinogenic effect and mechanism remain unexplored. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of miR-100 alteration in cervical carcinogenesis. METHODS The expression of miR-100 was examined by quantitative(More)
A large set of candidate nucleotide-binding site (NBS)-encoding genes related to disease resistance was identified in the sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) genome. These resistance (R) genes were characterized based on their structural diversity, physical chromosomal location and phylogenetic relationships. Based on their N-terminal motifs and leucine-rich repeats(More)
Breast milk contains complex nutrients and facilitates the maturation of various biological systems in infants. Exosomes, membranous vesicles of endocytic origin found in different body fluids such as milk, can mediate intercellular communication. We hypothesized that microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-coding small RNAs of 18–25 nt which are known to be(More)
The spatio-temporal distribution pattern of malaria in Yunnan Province, China was studied using a geographic information system technique. Both descriptive and temporal scan statistics revealed seasonal fluctuation in malaria incidences in Yunnan Province with only one peak during 1995-2000, and two apparent peaks from 2001 to 2005. Spatial autocorrelation(More)