Y. J. Shi

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The transcription factor c-jun is selectively expressed by non-myelinating Schwann cells in normal peripheral nerve, and be "denervated," previously myelinatng Schwann cells, after axotomy. When axons regenerate into the distal nerve-stump, the expression of c-jun declines as Schwann cells remyelinate axons. Treating cultured Schwann cells with forskolin, a(More)
Cellulose represents the most abundant biopolymer in nature and has great economic importance. Cellulose chains pack laterally into crystalline forms, stacking into a complicated crystallographic structure. However, the mechanism of cellulose crystallization is poorly understood. Here, via functional characterization, we report that Brittle Culm1 (BC1), a(More)
Although a number of genetic defects in the P0, peripheral myelin protein-22, and connexin-32 genes recently were shown to cause the demyelinating forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, there is yet no effective treatment for these patients. Recent studies showed that replication defective adenoviral vectors can efficiently introduce genes into muscle,(More)
The ribosome is the basic machinery for translation, and biogenesis of ribosomes involves many coordinated events. However, knowledge about ribosomal dynamics in higher plants is very limited. This study chose a highly conserved trans-factor, the 60S ribosomal subunit nuclear export adaptor NMD3, to characterize the mechanism of ribosome biogenesis in the(More)
A probe for the 5' end of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene was used to study expression of the gene in normal human muscle, myogenic cell cultures, and muscle from patients with DMD. Expression was found in RNA from normal fetal muscle, adult cardiac and skeletal muscle, and cultured muscle after myoblast fusion. In DMD muscle, expression of this(More)
LIM domain kinase 1 (LIMK1), an actin-binding kinase, can phosphorylate and inactivate its substrates, and can regulate long-term memory and synaptic plasticity. Both β-amyloid precursor protein (App) and presenilin (PS) are functional degeneration factors during early neuronal development, and are considered as potential factors that contribute to the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the association of TNFα-induced protein 3 interacting with protein 1 (TNIP1) gene polymorphisms with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome and Behcet's disease (BD) in a Han Chinese population. METHODS A total of 656 BD patients, 961 VKH syndrome patients and 1534 healthy controls were included in this(More)
The current experiment was conducted to construct recombinant Bacillus subtilis WB600 expressing Eimeria tenella 3-1E protein to investigate the oral immunization protective effects against E. tenella. The merozoite surface antigen 3-1E gene of E. tenella was introduced into the pBS-H1 expression vector with a novel signal peptide sequence. After the(More)