Learn More
High resolution melting (HRM), with a high sensitivity to distinguish the nucleic acid species with small variations, has been widely applied in the mutation scanning, methylation analysis, and genotyping. For the aim of extending HRM for the evaluation of thermal stability of nucleic acid secondary structures on sequence dependence, we investigated effects(More)
We have studied the structural and superconducting properties of MgB2 thin films made by pulsed-laser deposition followed by in situ annealing. The cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy reveals a nanocrystalline mixture of textured MgO and MgB2 with very small grain sizes. A zero-resistance transition temperature (Tc0) of 34 K and a zero-field(More)
The growth of high speed communication networks and that of the Internet, in particular, has increased the ease of Information Communication. Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one apart from the sender and intended recipient even realizes there is a hidden message. Steganography is mainly used to embed(More)
On the basis of high-resolution melting, a high-throughput approach to measure melting temperatures (Tms) of short DNA hairpins was developed. With this method, Tms of thousands of triloop, tetraloop, and pentaloop hairpins involving various loop sequences and various closing base pairs (cbp) were obtained in hours. The stability of triloop hairpins(More)
Dietary nucleic acids (NAs) were important nutrients. However, the digestion of NAs in stomach has not been studied. In this study, the digestion of NAs by enzymes from fish stomach was investigated. The snakehead pepsins (SP) which were the main enzymes in stomach were extracted and purified. The purity of SP was evaluated by SDS-PAGE and HPLC. The(More)
Recently, our study found that naked nucleic acids (NAs) can be digested by pepsin. To better understand the fate of dietary DNA in the digestive tract, in this study we investigated the effects of several food compositions on its digestion. The results showed that protein inhibited the digestion of DNA when the protein:DNA ratio was higher than 80:1 (m/m).(More)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a major threat to the shrimp farming industry and so far there is no effective therapy for it, and thus early diagnostic of WSSV is of great importance. However, at the early stage of infection, the extremely low-abundance of WSSV DNA challenges the detection sensitivity and accuracy of PCR. To effectively detect(More)
Ligation-mediated polymerase chain reaction (LM-PCR) is a whole genome amplification (WGA) method, for which genomic DNA is cleaved into numerous fragments and then all of the fragments are amplified by PCR after attaching a universal end sequence. However, the self-ligation of these fragments could happen and may cause biased amplification and restriction(More)
The sensitivity and specificity of DNA detection may decrease when the target DNA is in very low abundance. To effectively detect trace amounts of target DNA from massive background of nucleic acids, we have developed a powerful multiplex pre-amplification method based on ligation-mediated PCR (LM-PCR) that can greatly enrich multiple target DNAs from(More)
  • 1