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Histone modification in chromatin is one of the key control points in gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. Protein complexes composed of histone acetyltransferase or deacetylase, WD40 repeat protein, and many other components have been implicated in this process. Here, we report the identification and functional characterization of HOS15, a WD40-repeat(More)
We report the identification and characterization of an Arabidopsis mutant, hos10-1 (for high expression of osmotically responsive genes), in which the expression of RD29A and other stress-responsive genes is activated to higher levels or more rapidly activated than in wild-type by low temperature, exogenous abscisic acid (ABA), or salt stress (NaCl). The(More)
One H5N8 and three H5N5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses which derived their HA genes from the Asian H5N1 lineage were isolated from poultry during 2009-2010 in mainland China. Pathogenicity studies showed that these viruses were all highly virulent to chickens, while they varied from moderate to high virulence in mice and from mild to(More)
The myristoylated calcium sensor SOS3 and its interacting protein kinase, SOS2, play critical regulatory roles in salt tolerance. Mutations in either of these proteins render Arabidopsis thaliana plants hypersensitive to salt stress. We report here the isolation and characterization of a mutant called enh1-1 that enhances the salt sensitivity of sos3-1 and(More)
Despite significant development, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China continue to experience institution-based barriers, especially in the area of innovation. What exactly are these barriers? How do these barriers influence innovation? How about the status quo of the institutional environment for SMEs’ innovation and development? We seek to(More)
With the globalization of manufacturing industry, design, manufacturing and consumption of products are separated by large distances. Product often is designed in one company and produced in another company. Although product is shaped in manufacturing companies of supply chain, design quality is the key sticking-point for product quality because design(More)
AIM To investigate the biological activity of the H. pylori SlyD in vitro. METHODS Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) slyD prokaryotic expression vector was carried out in Escherichia coli (E.coli), and recombination SlyD (rSlyD) was purified by immobilized metal affinity chromatography. The proliferation, apoptosis, invasion, transformation effects of rSlyD(More)
Though Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has been classified as class I carcinogen, key virulence factor(s) generated by H. pylori that causes gastric cancer remains to be fully determined. Here, we show that deletion of peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) prevented H. pylori from stimulating human gastric epithelial cell (AGS) proliferation.(More)
Severe hypoxia induces the constriction of internal carotid arteries (ICA), which worsens ischemic stroke in the brain. A few metabolites are presumably involved in hypoxic vasoconstriction, however, less is known about how such molecules provoke this vasoconstriction. We have investigated the influence of 15-hydroxyeicosatetrienoic acid (15-HETE) produced(More)