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The clinical significance of the apolipoprotein E genotype in patients with hypertension has been a subject of debate. We enrolled 94 patients with hypertension and 102 healthy controls in this study and determined their plasma levels of triglyceride, total cholesterol, high- and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, apolipoprotein AI, and apolipoprotein B.(More)
Kernel row number (KRN) is an important component of yield during the domestication and improvement of maize and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTL). Here, we fine-mapped a major KRN QTL, KRN4, which can enhance grain productivity by increasing KRN per ear. We found that a ~3-Kb intergenic region about 60 Kb downstream from the SBP-box gene(More)
BACKGROUND The correlation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism with essential hypertension shown in previous studies is controversial, and the responses of hypertensive patients with different angiotensin-converting enzyme genotypes to treatment with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor merits investigation. METHODS(More)
UNBRANCHED3 (UB3), a member of the SQUAMOSA promoter binding protein-like (SPL) gene family, regulates kernel row number by negatively modulating the size of the inflorescence meristem in maize. However, the regulatory pathway by which UB3 mediates branching remains unknown. We introduced the UB3 into rice and maize to reveal its effects in the two crop(More)
Maize kernel row number might be dominated by a set of large additive or partially dominant loci and several small dominant loci and can be accurately predicted by fewer than 300 top KRN-associated SNPs. Kernel row number (KRN) is an important yield component in maize and directly affects grain yield. In this study, we combined linkage and association(More)
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