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Cryptochrome blue light photoreceptors share sequence similarity to photolyases, flavoproteins that mediate light-dependent DNA repair. However, cryptochromes lack photolyase activity and are characterized by distinguishing C-terminal domains. Here we show that the signaling mechanism of Arabidopsis cryptochrome is mediated through the C terminus. On fusion(More)
I. THE HIBENCH SUITE MapReduce and its popular open source implementation, Hadoop, are moving toward ubiquitous for Big Data storage and processing. Therefore, it is essential to quantitatively evaluate and characterize the Hadoop deployment through extensive benchmarking. In this paper, we present HiBench [1], a representative and comprehensive benchmark(More)
A spatial multi-objective land use optimization model defined by the acronym 'NSGA-II-MOLU' or the 'non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II for multi-objective optimization of land use' is proposed for searching for optimal land use scenarios which embrace multiple objectives and constraints extracted from the requirements of users, as well as providing(More)
A key enzyme in the shikimate pathway, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) is the primary target of the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. Identification of new aroA genes coding for EPSPS with a high level of glyphosate tolerance is essential for the development of glyphosate-tolerant crops. In the present study, the glyphosate tolerance(More)
PURPOSE To determine the influence of tanshinone on the levels of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the brain of an Alzheimer's Disease (AD) rat model and on its potential therapeutic mechanism. METHODS 100 Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into three groups: control group, model group and tanshinone treatment group. 10(More)
Transgenic maize expressing the Cry1Ie gene was shown to efficiently kill susceptible and Cry1Ac-resistant insects, indicating that Cry1Ie might be a good candidate for the development of a new Bt-maize variety in China. As transgenic maize events with potential commercial usage are required to have one copy of a transgene, it is important to develop(More)
The molybdenum cofactor sulfurase gene ( AnMCSU ) was cloned from xerophytic desert plant Ammopiptanthus nanus and validated for its function of tolerance toward abiotic stresses by heterologous expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molybdenum cofactor sulfurase participates in catalyzing biosynthesis of abscisic acid, which plays a crucial role in the(More)
Calbindin-D(28k), acts as a modulator of depolarization induced calcium transients in the pancreatic beta cell. However, specific mechanisms have not been defined. Here we show for the first time that the calcium binding protein calbindin-D(28k) acts by affecting calcium influx through voltage-dependent calcium channels in RIN pancreatic beta cells.(More)
UNLABELLED This study show for the first time that calbindin-D28k can prevent glucocorticoid-induced bone cell death. The anti-apoptotic effect of calbindin-D28k involves inhibition of glucocorticoid induced caspase 3 activation as well as ERK activation. INTRODUCTION Recent studies have indicated that deleterious effects of glucocorticoids on bone(More)