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MicroRNA 21 (miR-21) is overexpressed in virtually all types of carcinomas and various types of hematological malignancies. To determine whether miR-21 promotes tumor development in vivo, we knocked out the miR-21 allele in mice. In response to the 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)/12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate mouse skin carcinogenesis protocol,(More)
Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) is a transcriptional factor that regulates a battery of genes that are critical to innate and adaptive immunity, cell proliferation, inflammation, and tumor development. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short RNA molecules of 20-25 nucleotides in length that negatively regulate gene expression in animals and plants primarily by targeting 3'(More)
Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and stability analysis were carried out for 16 rice (Oryza sativa L.) quality traits across eight environments, by using a set of chromosome segment substitution lines with 'Asominori' as genetic background. The 16 quality traits include percentage of grain with chalkiness (PGWC), area of chalky endosperm (ACE),(More)
Systemic administration of recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) has been demonstrated to mediate neuroprotection. This effect of EPO may in part rely on a beneficial effect on cerebrovascular dysfunction leading to ischaemic neuronal damage. We investigated the in vivo effects of subcutaneously administered recombinant EPO on impaired cerebral blood flow (CBF)(More)
Secretion of triacylglycerol-enriched very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs) from the liver is vital for maintaining plasma lipid homeostasis. However, the process of VLDL assembly and lipidation is not well characterized. Here, we observed that liver of Cideb null mice had higher levels of triacylglycerols accompanied by low level of VLDL secretion.(More)
Low amylose content (AC) is a desirable trait for rice (Oryza sativa L.) cooking quality and is selected in soft rice breeding. To gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanism controlling AC formation, we screened 83 Yunnan rice landraces in China and identified a rice variety, Haopi, with low AC. Genetic analyses and transgenic experiments(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the antitumor effects of two novel alkylated derivatives of quercetin, 7-O-butylquercetin (BQ) and 7-O-geranylquercetin (GQ), in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells and explore the possible cellular mechanism of the related apoptotic effects. Our data showed that BQ and GQ were more toxic to MCF-7 cells and had better(More)
Replanted Calligonum caput-medusae saplings in the Tarim River watershed face short-term and frequent herbivory by goats, which can result in either growth inhibition or stimulation. The effects of herbivory on shrub saplings are unclear. We simulated herbivory with clipping to test two hypotheses. We hypothesized that (1) moderate herbivory may positively(More)
Resveratrol, a natural polyphenolic antioxidant, has been reported to possess the cancer chemopreventive potential in wide range by means of triggering tumor cells apoptosis through various pathways. It induced apoptosis through the activation of the mitochondrial pathway in some kinds of cells. In the present reports, we showed that resveratrol-induced(More)
A rapid, highly selective, and sensitive method was developed for detecting fluoroglycofen-ethyl in soybean seed, plant, and soil using UPLC-MS-MS. The detection limits of fluoroglycofen-ethyl in soybean seed, plant, and soil were 0.5, 1, and 1 μg kg(-1), respectively. Recoveries ranged from 83.4% to 99.2%, in which intra-day RSDs were from 1.3% to 6.7% and(More)