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  • Xiaodong Du
  • 2017
In this paper, we propose a variety of correlation coefficient measures for hesitant fuzzy sets (HFSs) and investigate their properties. Then, we define the concepts of correlation relation matrix, composition matrix and equivalent correlation relation matrix in the frame of HFSs. Furthermore, we propose a clustering method for HFSs. The method utilizes the(More)
Pearl oyster Pinctada martensii is cultured for production of pearl in China. It needs to implant a mantle graft cut from a donor oyster and a seed nucleus into the gonad of the host oyster to produce a pearl. Pearl sac surrounding the nucleus is formed by the proliferation of the implanted mantle graft from the outer mantle epithelial cells in the host(More)
Dermatopontin (DPT) is identified as a major component of the shell matrix protein. However, its exact function in the shell formation remains obscure. In this study, we described the characteristic and function of DPT gene from Pinctada martensii. DPT cDNA was 797 bp long, containing an open reading fragment (ORF) of 537 bp encoding a polypeptide of 178(More)
Microsomal glutathione S-transferase (MGST) functions in cellular defense against xenobiotics and provides protection against the action of lipid hydroperoxides produced as a consequence of oxidative stress. In this study, a full-length cDNA encoding MGST3 (referred to as PmMGST3) was identified from the pearl oyster, Pinctada martensii by a combination of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible protective effect of N-acetylserotonin (NAS) against acute hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in mice. Adult male mice were randomly divided into three groups: sham, I/R, and I/R + NAS. The hepatic I/R injury model was generated by clamping the hepatic artery, portal vein, and common bile duct(More)
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is a common disease with a poor prognosis. Heart failure is one cause of SAP patient death. Intermedin (IMD) is a potent endogenous cardio-protective substance. Administration of exogenous IMD showed beneficial effects in cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the myocardial damage in SAP and to(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short-nucleotide RNA molecules that function as negative regulators of gene expression in various organisms. However, miRNAs of Pinctada martensii have not been reported yet. P. martensii is one of the main species cultured for marine pearl production in China and Japan. In order to obtain the repertoire of miRNAs in P. martensii, we(More)
OBJECTIVES A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the effects of ulinastatin treatment on adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS Seven electronic databases were searched for reports of randomized, controlled trials conducted up to February 2014 in which patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB were(More)
The authors are all with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University with the exception of Simla Tokgoz, formerly of CARD, who is now with the International Food Policy Research Institute. Abstract We analyze the sensitivity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land-use change to modifications in assumptions(More)
We analyzed the mantle transcriptome of pearl oyster Pinctada maxima and developed EST-SSR markers using Illumina HiSeq 2000 paired-end sequencing technology. A total of 49,500,748 raw reads were generated. De novo assembly generated 108,704 unigenes with an average length of 407 bp. Sequence similarity search with known proteins or nucleotides revealed(More)