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We generated a high-quality reference genome sequence for foxtail millet (Setaria italica). The ∼400-Mb assembly covers ∼80% of the genome and >95% of the gene space. The assembly was anchored to a 992-locus genetic map and was annotated by comparison with >1.3 million expressed sequence tag reads. We produced more than 580 million RNA-Seq reads to(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated circulating levels of soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) have been observed in obese persons and are reduced by weight loss. However, it is not known whether combining caloric restriction (CR) with exercise training is better in reducing sLOX-1 levels than CR alone. OBJECTIVE We examined whether(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the prevalence of television (TV) viewing, computer use, and their combination and associations with demographic characteristics and body mass index (BMI) among U.S. youth. METHODS The 1999 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was used. Time spent yesterday sitting and watching television or videos (TV(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the well-known recidivism of obesity, surprisingly little is known about the composition of body weight during weight regain. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether the composition of body weight regained after intentional weight loss is similar to the composition of body weight lost. DESIGN The design was a(More)
AIMS Based on a case-control study, we investigated the relationship between +869T/C and +915G/C gene polymorphisms in transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), protein levels and essential hypertension (EH) in the Kazakh and Han Chinese populations selected from the Boertonggu countryside of Shawan region in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of(More)
UNLABELLED Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR), also called microsatellite, is very useful for genetic marker development and genome application. The increasing whole sequences of more and more large genomes provide sources for SSR mining in silico. However currently existing SSR mining tools can't process large genomes efficiently and generate no or poor(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of weight loss on muscle function in older adults have not been well studied. This study determined the effects of a 6-month weight-loss intervention on muscle strength and quality in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS Participants were randomized to a weight loss (WL) (n = 44, 70 +/- 6 years) or weight stable (WS)(More)
Soybean is stress-sensitive crop that exhibits markedly reduced growth under flooding and drought conditions. Three S-adenosylmethionine synthetases (SAMs) proteins were identified as flooding and drought responsive proteins in soybean using a proteomic technique. To better understand the role of these SAMs proteins in soybean under flooding and drought(More)
Can anyone solve the smile problem? volatility models were the local volatility models 1. They inferred a volatility dependent on the stock price level and time that accommodates the market price of vanillas within the Black-Scholes framework volatility models postulate that the underlying follows a lognormal diffusion process equation dS S = π(t)dt + σ (S,(More)