Yanqiao Zhu

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The vasculature inside breast cancers is one important component of the tumour microenvironment. The investigation of its spatial morphology, distribution and interactions with cancer cells, including cancer stem cells, is essential for elucidating mechanisms of tumour development and treatment response. Using confocal microscopy and fluorescent markers, we(More)
Seeds lose their viability when they are exposed to high temperature and moisture content (MC) during storage. The expression and metabolism of proteins plays a critical role in seed resistance to heat stress. However, the proteome response to heat stress in oat (Avena sativa) seeds during storage has not been revealed. To understand mechanisms of heat(More)
A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of two nitrogen levels (N: 0,100 kg ha -1 ) and four phosphorus levels (P: 0, 60, 90, 120 kg P2O5 ha -1 ) on smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss.) seed quality by measuring germination, mean germination time (MGT), protein and phosphorus contents, acid phosphoesterase (APT) and antioxidant enzymes(More)
The structure and in vitro digestibility of native waxy rice starch by the combined hydrolysis of α-amylase and hydrochloric acid were investigated in this study. The combined hydrolysis technique generated higher hydrolysis rate and extent than the enzymatic hydrolysis. The granular appearance and chromatograph profile demonstrated that α-amylase and(More)
Flower development, pollination, and fertilization are important stages in the sexual reproduction process of plants; they are also critical steps in the control of seed formation and development. During alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) seed production, some distinct phenomena such as a low seed setting ratio, serious flower falling, and seed abortion commonly(More)
In this study, the high-amylose corn starch-cinnamaldehyde inclusion complex was prepared by an ultrasound treatment and its releasing characteristic was investigated. The results showed that the ultrasound treatment (35°C, 10min and 250W) generated a higher encapsulation rate of 40.2% than the conventional treatment (encapsulation rate, 5.7%). Data(More)