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Generating B cell-deficient mutant is the first step to produce human antibody repertoires in large animal models. In this study, we applied the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) system to target the JH region of the pig IgM heavy chain gene which is crucial for B cell development and differentiation.(More)
Recent studies have shown that continuous cropping in soybean causes substantial changes to the microbial community in rhizosphere soil. In this study, we investigated the effects of continuous cropping for various time periods on the diversity of rhizosphere soil arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in various soybean cultivars at the branching stage. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the mechanism by which embryo-resorption and preterm birth were enhanced by pathogenic CpG motif and to develop a counter strategy for normal pregnancy outcome. METHODS This is an animal model-based study. In pregnant nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice and wild-type (WT) mice in the same strain background, an infection was mimicked by(More)
Pseudomonas luteola XLDN4-9 and Pseudomonas stutzeri XLDN-R are two efficient carbazole-degrading pseudomonad strains. Here we present 4.63- and 4.70-Mb assemblies of their genomes. Their annotated key genes for carbazole catabolism are similar, which may provide further insights into the molecular mechanism of carbazole degradation in Pseudomonas.
BACKGROUND Carbazole is a recalcitrant compound with a dioxin-like structure and possesses mutagenic and toxic activities. Bacteria respond to a xenobiotic by recruiting exogenous genes to establish a pathway to degrade the xenobiotic, which is necessary for their adaptation and survival. Usually, this process is mediated by mobile genetic elements such as(More)
PROBLEM The role of eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF5A) in feto-maternal immunotolerance is poorly understood. METHODS OF STUDY The effects of N1-guanyl-1,7-diaminoheptane (GC7), an inhibitor of eIF5A, on the proportion and function of natural killer (NK) cell subsets were investigated using flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, CCK8 assay, TUNEL assay,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common cancer in the world. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a type of small noncoding RNA that can regulate the expression of target genes under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Aberrant expression of microRNA-935 (miR-935) has been reported in cancer studies. However, its expression and mechanism in HCC(More)
An effective way to enhance the efficiency of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells is to insert suitable bridges (π) between donor units (D) and acceptor units (A) in D-π-A copolymers. This work is devoted to uncovering how the characteristics of a HT (the substituent groups via head- to-tail (HT) connection) bithiophene bridge with different substituent(More)
Increasing evidence has shown that miRNAs play important roles in endometrium development during the menstrual cycle in humans and many other animals. Our previous data indicated that miR-182 levels increase 15.55-fold and pleiotrophin (PTN) levels decrease 20.97-fold in the receptive endometrium (RE, D15) compared with the pre-receptive endometrium (PE,(More)
BACKGROUND Microbial oxidative degradation is a potential way of removing pollutants such as heterocycles from the environment. During this process, reactive oxygen species or other oxidants are inevitably produced, and may cause damage to DNA, proteins, and membranes, thereby decreasing the degradation rate. Carotenoids can serve as membrane-integrated(More)