Xiao-hua Ding

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Naturally occurring allelic variations underlying complex traits are useful resources for the functional analysis of plant genes. To facilitate the genetic analysis of complex traits and the use of marker-assisted breeding in rice, we developed a wide population consisting of 217 chromosome single-segment substitution lines (SSSLs) using Oryza sativa L.(More)
The fragile X mental retardation syndrome is due to the transcriptional silence of the fragile X gene, FMR1, and to the resulting loss of the FMR1 product, FMRP. The pathogenesis of the syndrome, however, is not understood. Increased prevalence of childhood seizures is a feature of the fragile X syndrome and increased seizure susceptibility is seen in the(More)
Southern analysis of the FMR1 repeat region has suggested that individuals with the full mutation usually carry a heterogeneous array of FMR1 alleles in somatic tissue that can range from 200 to more than 1,000 repeats. Our studies indicate that this heterogeneity is an artifact generated by ethidium bromide commonly used in Southern analysis. When analyzed(More)
Hantaan virus (HTNV) and Seoul virus (SEOV) are two major zoonotic pathogens of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Asia. Hubei province, which is located in the central-south China, had been one of the most severe epidemic areas of HFRS. To investigate phylogenetic relationships, genetic diversity and geographic distribution of HTNV and SEOV in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the relative distribution and gene variation of HPV16 transforming gene E6, E7 and E5 at different stages of cervical lesions. METHODS DNA was extracted from tissue samples of 200 patients with cervical lesions, including 124 cervical cancer, 17 CIN grade I and II, 23 CIN grade III and 36 cervicitis. Then(More)
The fragile X mutation is an expansion of a CGG triplet repeat in the 5' untranslated region of the FMR1 gene. Expansion to >200 repeats (the "full mutation") silences FMR1 transcription and leads to the fragile X mental retardation syndrome in males and in some females. It also affects the structure of the mitotic chromosome as evidenced by a folate(More)
Backcrossing is a trait introgression method of renewed importance in crops. The evolution of introgressed or substituted segments through backcross generations has been analyzed theoretically using simulations. In this study, the content of donor genomes, including donor segment number (DSN), donor segment length (DSL), and donor genome size (DGS), were(More)
Folium isatidis is a native Chinese herbaceous plant widely used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However, few studies have focused on the leaves of Isatis indigotica. In this report, we isolated a series of four fractions (I-IV) from Folium isatidis and explored the antiviral activity of each tested extract. The extracts were active against a(More)
To study the gene variation and the distribution of HPV16 variant in Hubei, China, DNA was extracted from cervical cancer tissue samples. The E6 and E7 genes of HPV16 were amplified and the PCR products were sequenced using E6- and E7-specific primers. Fortyseven cases were found mutations at nucleotide position 178 of HPV16 E6 gene in 80 cervical cancer(More)
Mesoporous silica/cotton fiber composite materials have been prepared in situ by using pluronics P123 (EO20PO70EO20) as template, tetraethyl orthosilicate as silica source and degreasing cotton as supporter. In order to avoid the hydrolysis of cotton fiber in a strong acidic media during the hydrothermal treatment, two kinds of methods were used to control(More)