Xiaotian Chen

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R2R3-MYB, bHLH, and WD40 proteins have been shown to control multiple enzymatic steps in the biosynthetic pathway responsible for the production of flavonoids, important secondary metabolites in Camellia sinensis. Few related transcription factor genes have been documented. The presence of R2R3-MYB, bHLH, and WD40 were statistically and bioinformatically(More)
Clustering has long been regarded as an efficient technique for data collection in wireless sensor networks. The approach divides network into clusters and makes cluster heads (CHs) responsible for data aggregation. However, due to the constraints on available resources, a sensor node is likely to be selfish and refuse to declare itself as a cluster head.(More)
Due to the constraints on available resources, a node in wireless sensor networks is likely to be selfish and refuse to declare itself as a cluster head. Based on game theory, this paper models the problem and discusses the condition of Nash Equilibrium. Simulation results show that nodes have tendency to cooperate due to the reduction in delay and loss(More)
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is a commercially important crop that contains valuable secondary metabolites. To understand the molecular regulation of secondary metabolism in tea, we selected and analyzed two cell lines of tea callus (Yunjing63Y and Yunjing63X) that showed different morphological characteristics and catechin contents. Yunjing63Y callus was yellow(More)
INTRODUCTION Substantial evidence suggests that concerns about postcessation weight gain interfere with cessation efforts. However, it is unclear to what extent weight pretreatment affects smoking-related weight concerns. Given that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among callers to tobacco quitlines mirrors that of the population at large, and that(More)
BACKGROUND The use and effectiveness of tobacco quitlines by weight is still unknown. PURPOSE This study aims to determine if baseline weight is associated with treatment engagement, cessation, or weight gain following quitline treatment. METHODS Quitline participants (n = 595) were surveyed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. RESULTS Baseline weight was not(More)
Despite recent advances in antibiotic therapy and intensive care, sepsis remains widespread problems in critically ill patients. The high mortality of sepsis is in part mediated by bacterial endotoxin, which stimulates macrophages/monocytes to sequentially release early (e.g., TNF, IL-1, and IFN-gamma) and late (e.g., HMGB1) pro-inflammatory cytokines. In(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Anisophyllea laurina R. Br ex Sabine is a plant that has been used in the folk medicine to treat malaria, dysentery, diabetes and toothache against bacterial infection. Through this study, most likely we are reporting for the first time, its effectiveness as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate(More)