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Human utilization of the mulberry-silkworm interaction started at least 5,000 years ago and greatly influenced world history through the Silk Road. Complementing the silkworm genome sequence, here we describe the genome of a mulberry species Morus notabilis. In the 330-Mb genome assembly, we identify 128 Mb of repetitive sequences and 29,338 genes, 60.8% of(More)
Sesame, Sesamum indicum L., is considered the queen of oilseeds for its high oil content and quality, and is grown widely in tropical and subtropical areas as an important source of oil and protein. However, the molecular biology of sesame is largely unexplored. Here, we report a high-quality genome sequence of sesame assembled de novo with a contig N50 of(More)
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are capable of differentiating into multiple cell types, providing an alternative cell source for cell-based therapy and tissue engineering. Simultaneous differentiation of human BMSCs into smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and urothelium would be beneficial for clinical applications in bladder regeneration for patients(More)
TRPP3, a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily of cation channels, is a Ca2+-activated channel permeable to Ca2+, Na+, and K+. TRPP3 has been implicated in sour tasting in bipolar cells of tongue and in regulation of pH-sensitive action potential in spinal cord neurons. TRPP3 is also present in excitable and nonexcitable cells of(More)
Nowadays social websites have become a major trend in the Web 2.0 environment, enabling abundant social data available. In this paper, we explore the role of two types of social relationships: membership and friendship, while being fused with traditional CF (Collaborative Filtering) recommender methods in order to more accurately predict users' interests(More)
BACKGROUND In young Chinese men of the highland immigrant population, chronic mountain sickness (CMS) is a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to measure the disease burden of CMS in this population. METHODS We used disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) to estimate the disease burden of CMS. Disability weights were derived using the(More)
Wireless sensor networks consist of a large number of low-cost and micro sensor nodes, which form the networks in wireless and ad hoc way to achieve the tasks that contain gathering, processing and transferring data in the deployment region. Sensor network management is to monitor and control the operational status of sensor networks, enabling them to(More)
In the field of Cyber Physical Systems and Pervasive Computing, physical resources and web resources can be easily handled and seamlessly integrated into our life. However, due to the heterogeneity of devices and tight coupling of individual information systems, the developers cannot easily create their specific applications by combining with physical and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dopamine exists in the immune system and has obvious immunomodulating action. However, receptor mechanism underlying the dopamine immunomodulation remains to be clarified. In the present study, we provide the evidence for existence of dopamine receptor subtypes in T lymphocytes and show the roles of the receptors and the receptor-coupled signaling(More)