Xiao Min Wang

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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)
The spindle assembly checkpoint prevents cells whose spindles are defective or chromosomes are misaligned from initiating anaphase and leaving mitosis. Studies of Xenopus egg extracts have implicated the Erk2 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP kinase) in this checkpoint. Other studies have suggested that MAP kinases might be important for normal mitotic(More)
Microtubule-associated protein 4 (MAP4) promotes MT assembly in vitro and is localized along MTs in vivo. These results and the fact that MAP4 is the major MAP in nonneuronal cells suggest that MAP4's normal functions may include the stabilization of MTs in situ. To understand MAP4 function in vivo, we produced a blocking antibody (Ab) to prevent MAP4(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)
Plant C2 domain proteins play important roles in diverse cellular processes including growth, development, and membrane targeting, as well as in abiotic and biotic stress adaptations by sensing intracellular Ca2+ signals. In this study, we isolated a novel C2 domain protein gene, TaERG3, from wheat infected by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. TaERG3 was(More)
Alternative respiration pathway (AP) is an important pathway which can be induced by environment stresses in plants. In the present study, we show a new mechanism involving the AP in nitrogen deprivation-induced tolerance of Poa annua callus to salt stress. The AP capacity markedly increased under a 600 mM NaCl treatment or nitrogen deprivation pretreatment(More)
Optimizing heath care services for seniors in emergency departments (ED) is a core component of the " Senior Friendly Hospital Approach " being implemented in Quebec. We measured the availability of geriatric expertise in Quebec EDs and its relationship with ED characteristics such as university affiliation, number of stretchers, and geographical location.(More)
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