Yan-Mei Zhang

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Proper utilization of plant disease resistance genes requires a good understanding of their short- and long-term evolution. Here we present a comprehensive study of the long-term evolutionary history of nucleotide-binding site (NBS)-leucine-rich repeat (LRR) genes within and beyond the legume family. The small group of NBS-LRR genes with an amino-terminal(More)
Running Head: Evolution of NBS-LRR Genes in Angiosperms 1 2 For correspondence: Jian-Qun Chen and Bin Wang, State Key Laboratory of 3 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 4 210023, China 5 Phone: 86-25-8968-1306; email: chenjq@nju.edu.cn and binwang@nju.edu.cn 6 7 Primary Research Area: Genes, Development and(More)
We have previously shown that N-n-butyl haloperidol iodide (F(2)), a newly synthesized compound, reduces ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by preventing intracellular Ca(2+) overload through inhibiting L-type calcium channels and outward current of Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger. This study was to investigate the effects of F(2) on activity and protein expression(More)
Cervical cancer is one of the most common gynaecological women cancer and suggested to be modulated by estrogenic signals. G protein-coupled receptor (GPER), a seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor, has been reported to regulate the cell proliferation of various cancers. But there is no study investigating the effects of GPER on the progression of(More)
Very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) play an important role in the survival and development of plants, and VLCFA synthesis is regulated by β-ketoacyl-CoA synthases (KCSs), which catalyze the condensation of an acyl-CoA with malonyl-CoA. Here, we present a genome-wide survey of the genes encoding these enzymes, KCS genes, in 28 species (26 genomes and two(More)
Nucleotide-binding site-leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) genes make up the largest plant disease resistance gene family (R genes), with hundreds of copies occurring in individual angiosperm genomes. However, the expansion history of NBS-LRR genes during angiosperm evolution is largely unknown. By identifying more than 6,000 NBS-LRR genes in 22 representative(More)
Non-random arrangement of synonymous codons in coding sequences has been recently reported in eukaryotic and bacterial genomes, but the case in archaeal genomes is largely undetermined. Here, we systematically investigated 122 archaeal genomes for their synonymous codon co-occurrence patterns. We found that in most archaeal coding sequences, the order of(More)
AIMS N-n-butyl haloperidol (F(2)), a novel compound of quaternary ammonium salt derivatives of haloperidol, was reported to antagonize myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injuries. The antiarrhythmic potential and electrophysiological effects of F(2) on rat cardiac tissues were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS In Langendorff-perfused rat hearts, the(More)
N-n-Butyl haloperidol iodide (F2), a novel compound derived from haloperidol, protects against the damaging effects of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in vitro and in vivo. We tested whether the myocardial protection of F2 on cardiomyocyte hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury is mediated by modulating protein kinase C (PKC) activity in primary cultured(More)
Plant genomes harbor dozens to hundreds of nucleotide-binding site-leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) genes; however, the long-term evolutionary history of these resistance genes has not been fully understood. This study focuses on five Brassicaceae genomes and the Carica papaya genome to explore changes in NBS-LRR genes that have taken place in this Rosid II(More)