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The fly Drosophila melanogaster is one of the most intensively studied organisms in biology and serves as a model system for the investigation of many developmental and cellular processes common to higher eukaryotes, including humans. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of nearly all of the approximately 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the(More)
The genome sizes of the B- and Q-types of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennnadius) were estimated using flow cytometry (Drosophila melanogaster as the DNA reference standard and propidium iodide (PI) as the fluorochrome) and k-mer analysis. For flow cytometry, the mean nuclear DNA content was 0.686 pg for B-type males, 1.392 pg for B-type females, 0.680 pg(More)
Large and complex maize BIBAC inserts, even with a length of about 164 kb and repeat sequences of 88.1 %, were transferred into rice. The BIBAC vector has been established to clone large DNA fragments and directly transfer them into plants. Previously, we have constructed a maize B73 BIBAC library and demonstrated that the BIBAC clones were stable in(More)
The period homolog genes Per1, Per2 and Per3 are important components of the circadian clock system. In addition to their role in maintaining circadian rhythm, these genes have been linked to mood disorders, stress response and vulnerability to addiction and alcoholism. In this study, we combined high-resolution sequence analysis and quantitative trait(More)
The transcriptional coactivator Yes-associated protein (Yap) promotes proliferation and inhibits apoptosis, suggesting that Yap functions as an oncogene. Most oncogenes, however, require a combination of at least two signals to promote proliferation. In this study, we present evidence that Yap activation is insufficient to promote growth in the otherwise(More)
Cancer neovascularization plays a key role in the metastasis of larynx carcinoma. However, the molecular mechanism for the neovascularization control in larynx carcinoma is poorly understood. Since placental growth factor (PLGF) has been reported to be involved in pathological angiogenesis, and since matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are essential for(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) produced by macrophages in the arterial wall protects against atherosclerosis, but the regulation of its secretion by these cells is poorly understood. Here we investigated the contribution of the adenosine triphosphate binding cassette transporters ABCA1 and ABC8 to the secretion of apoE from either primary human monocyte-derived(More)
  • Phillip Taylor, Nathan Gri↵ths, Abhir Bhalerao, Thomas Popham, Xu Zhou, Alain Dunoyer
  • 2013
Feature sets in many domains often contain many irrelevant and redundant features, both of which have a negative e↵ect on the performance and complexity of agents that use the data [7]. Supervised feature selection aims to overcome this problem by selecting features that are highly related to the class labels, yet unrelated to each other. One proposed(More)
Accumulating data indicate that cancer stem cells play an important role in tumorigenesis and are underlying cause of tumor recurrence and metastasis, specifically in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). We aim to detect the miRNAs that are correlated with the cancer stem cells in CML to provide theoretical basis for clinical application. We first analyzed(More)
The mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer are poorly understood, but evidence suggests that aberrant activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signalling pathway plays a significant role in this malignancy. However, the molecular defects that contribute to the activation of this pathway have not been elucidated. Frequently rearranged in advanced(More)