Xiao-chun Lu

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A novel SET-domain-containing gene OsSET1 was isolated from rice (Oryza sativa L.). Its deduced protein consists of 895 amino acids. OsSET1 has a high degree of structure similarity to other SET-domain-containing genes such as CLF in higher plants and E(z) in animals. RT-PCR showed that the gene expresses throughout the entire plant. A transient expression(More)
Elucidating the regulatory mechanisms of plant organ formation is an important component of plant developmental biology and will be useful for crop improvement applications. Plant organ formation, or organogenesis, occurs when a group of primordial cells differentiates into an organ, through a well-orchestrated series of events, with a given shape,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that overexpression of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA2a) in a variety of heart failure (HF) models was associated with greatly enhanced cardiac performance. However, it still undefined the effect of SERCA2a overexpression on the systemic inflammatory response and neuro-hormonal factors. METHODS A rapid(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but current treatment modalities cannot reverse the underlying pathological state of the heart. Gene-based therapies are emerging as promising therapeutic modalities in HF patients. Our previous studies have shown that recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) gene transfer(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA2a) in the gene therapy of congestive heart failure. METHODS (1) The abdominal aortas of 51 male SD rats were isolated and ligated so as to establish models of heart failure caused by contraction of abdominal aortas. 20 rats undergoing isolation of the abdominal aorta without(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) overexpression on the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). METHODS Ventricular cardiomyocytes were obtained from a neonatal rat, cultured, and then randomly divided into 6 groups: normal control group; hypoxia group cultured in an airtight chamber gassed with 95%(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the therapy effect of adeno-associated viral gene transfer of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) on chronic congestive heart failure (HF) in 30 days, and the possible mechanism of the therapy effect. METHODS The rats were divided into four groups: control group, HF group, Group HF + EGFP, and Group HF + SERCA2a. HF rats(More)
OBJECTIVE Constructing a plasmid containing tRNAVal promoter to express shRNA which mediates RNA interference. METHODS A tRNAVal gene was amplified from human genomic DNA by PCR and replaced the last several bases of 3' end by a linker. The tRNAVal promoter after artificial mutation followed a shRNA sequence to luciferase was cloned into pUC18,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK 2) level in peripheral blood lymphocytes with cardiac function in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS This study enrolled 40 patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 40 patients with unstable angina. All patients were 65 years or(More)
Most existing embedded networks require custom gateways and tools to connect to the Internet. IP provides end-to-end communication between devices, without intermediate protocol translation gateways. IP-based embedded networks will provide scalable and interoperable communication mechanism for embedded devices, and they can get access to the Internet(More)