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100-Seed weight (100-SW) of soybean is an important but complicated quantitative trait to yield. This study was focus on the quantitative trait loci (QTLs) of soybean 100-SW from 2006 to 2010, using recombination inbred lines population that was derived from a cross between Charleston and Dongnong 594. A total of 23 QTLs for 100-SW were detected in the(More)
The present study investigated the antioxidant and anti-osteoporosis activities of phytochemicals in the fruits of Prunus mume. From the methanol extract, three new acylated sucroses, mumeoses P-R (1-3), were isolated together with 20 known compounds (4-23). Compounds 1-3 showed potent peroxyl radical-scavenging activities and 12-19 showed both potent(More)
The toxicity and biodistribution in vivo of various morphologies of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) were studied by using KM mice. The quantitative analysis of Au in each tissue of mice was done by using the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Sphere-shaped AuNPs displayed the best biocompatibility, compared with rod- and cube-shaped of AuNPs,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether tripterine, isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hoog f. in China, had beneficial effects on experimental systemic lupus erythematosus induced by active chromatin in BALB/c mice. BALB/c mice were immunized with active chromatin isolated from concanavalin A-activated syngenetic spleno-lymphocytes on day 0.(More)
C1q, a subunit of the C1 complex, plays a key role in the recognition of immune complexes to initiate the classical complement pathway. In this study, we reported two C1q-like cDNAs from mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi), mC1q-like-1 (mC1qL1) and mC1q-like-2 (mC1qL2). The full-length cDNA of mC1qL1was 990bp, containing a 71bp 5'-untranslated region (UTR),(More)
AIM To establish an animal model for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-like syndrome in mice. METHODS BALB/c mice were immunized with active chromatin isolated from ConA-activated syngeneic spleno-lymphocytes. Plasma samples of mice were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for the presence of IgG anti-dsDNA, -ssDNA, and anti-histone(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetes mellitus (DM) is widely considered to be associated with risk of cancer, but studies investigating the association between DM and prostate cancer in Asian countries have reported inconsistent findings. We examined this association by conducting a detailed meta-analysis of studies published on the subject. METHODS Cohort or(More)
Photochromic biliproteins can be switched by light between two states, initiated by Z/E photoisomerization of the linear tetrapyrrole chromophore. The cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 contains three genes coding for such biliproteins, two coding for phytochromes (aphA/B) and one for the alpha subunit of phycoerythrocyanin (pecA). (a) aphA was(More)
MiRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that act as posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression and function as important regulators in cancer-related processes. The miR-19a is overexpressed in various cancers and has been causally related to cellular proliferation and growth. To determine whether miR-19a plays a role in laryngeal squamous cell(More)