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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of plant growth and development. Previously, we identified a group of conserved and novel miRNA families from soybean (Glycine max) roots. Many of these miRNAs are specifically induced during soybean-Bradyrhizobium japonicum interactions. Here, we examined the gene expression levels of six families of novel miRNAs(More)
Seven-transmembrane receptors typically mediate olfactory signal transduction by coupling to G-proteins. Although insect odorant receptors have seven transmembrane domains like G-protein coupled receptors, they have an inverted membrane topology, constituting a key difference between the olfactory systems of insects and other animals. While heteromeric(More)
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are expressed not only in the sensory neurons of the olfactory epithelium, where they detect volatile substances, but also in various other tissues where their potential functions are largely unknown. Here, we report the physiological characterization of human OR51E2, also named prostate-specific G-protein-coupled receptor (PSGR)(More)
PURPOSE The objective is to examine the association between physical activity level (PAL) and incident type 2 diabetes among middle-age and older Chinese men and women in urban China. METHODS This prospective study included 6348 participants (age 35 to 74 yr) who were free of diabetes and cardiovascular disease at baseline. PAL was estimated on the basis(More)
This paper presents a method for designing low-delay nonuniform pseudo quadrature mirror filter (QMF) banks. This method is motivated by the work of Li, Nguyen, and Tantaratana, in which the nonuniform filter bank is realized by combining an appropriate number of adjacent sub-bands of a uniform pseudo-QMF bank. In prior work, the prototype filter of the(More)
For over thirty years researchers have suggested that both tangible user interfaces and digital games have potential to support learning. Each domain now has a well-developed body of literature about how to design them to enable learning benefits. What is needed is a way to bring this knowledge, which is often lengthy, dense, and jargon laden to design(More)
The present observations examined the hypothesis that the iNOS expression in the ischemic penumbra after a transient focal ischemic insult is involved in the recruitment of penumbra into infarction. The middle cerebral artery in mice was occluded for 2 h by an intraluminal filament and then recirculated. The measurement of iNOS activity, iNOS protein(More)
Blending microbial polyesters polyhydroxyalkanoates containing polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) were turned into films and scaffolds. The films made from blending polyesters showed that the elongation to break of the blending PHBHHx/PHB film increased from 15% to 106% when PHBHHx content in the blend increased(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11671784 is in the loop of pre-miR-27a and the G/A variation can significantly decrease mature miR-27a expression. This study explored the role of miR-27a in chemo-sensitivity of bladder cancer and how rs11671784 G/A variation affects the sensitivity. Blood and tumor samples from 89 bladder cancer cases were analyzed.(More)
Ginkgo biloba is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world, due to its purported pharmacological effects, including memory-enhancing, cognition-improving, and antiplatelet effects. The study aimed to investigate the activity and expression of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A in human and rat primary hepatocytes treated with standardized G. biloba(More)