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A novel male-sterile mutant which lacks mature pollen, Brassisa campestris male sterile (bcms), was identified in Brassica campestris L. ssp. chinensis Makino (syn. B. rapa ssp. chinensis). Genetic analysis revealed that bcms was controlled by a single recessive mutation locus. Genome-wide transcriptional profiling was performed on the flower buds of both(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies indicate that the anti-malarial agent artemisinin and its derivatives may exert an anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, we explored the effect of artesunate, an artemisinin derivative, on tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-induced production of interleukins, IL-1beta, IL-6 and IL-8, in human rheumatoid arthritis (RA)(More)
The ERα signaling pathway is one of the most important and most studied pathways in human breast cancer, yet numerous questions still exist such as how hormonally responsive cancers progress to a more aggressive and hormonally independent phenotype. We have noted that human breast cancers exhibit a strong direct correlation between ERα and E-cadherin(More)
The long-term prognosis for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is dramatically altered by the development of metastatic recurrence. However, there are very few indicators that can predict which patient will develop a recurrence. MicroRNAs regulate many cellular processes and have been shown to be associated with cancer development and recurrence. More(More)
We have found that CDK2 and cyclin E, but not cyclin A, accumulates within Cajal bodies (CBs) in a cell cycle-dependent fashion. In the absence of cyclin E, CDK2 is not enriched in the CB compartment, suggesting that the translocation of CDK2 to CBs is dependent on cyclin E. CDK2 and cyclin E could be recruited to CBs as a functional complex or CBs may(More)
The aim of this study was to localize oxytocin receptor (OTR) in the stomach and to investigate the effect of OT on gastric motility in rats. Western blot and immunohistochemistry methods were used to localize OTR in stomach. The motility of stomach was recorded in vivo (recording of the intragastric pressure), in vitro (recording of the contraction of(More)
Five microsatellites were used to study the genetic diversity and genetic structure of one wild and five domestic varieties of common carp in China (the Yangtze River wild common carp, Xingguo red carp, purse red carp, Qingtian carp, Russian scattered scaled mirror carp and Japanese decorative carp). All loci in this study showed marked polymorphism with(More)
Previous studies have shown that miR-203 is a skin-specific microRNA (miRNA) with a profound role in skin cell differentiation. However, emerging microarray and deep sequencing data revealed that miR-203 is also expressed in embryonic skeletal muscle and myoblasts. In this study, we found that miR-203 was transiently upregulated in chicken embryos on days(More)
The threshold voltage (<i>V</i><sub>th</sub>) of a nanoscale transistor is severely affected by random dopant fluctuations and line-edge roughness. The analysis of these effects usually requires atomistic simulations which are too expensive in computation for statistical design. In this work, we develop an efficient SPICE simulation method and statistical(More)