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Sex-biased genes are considered to account for most of phenotypic differences between males and females. In order to explore the sex-biased gene expression in crab, we performed the whole-body transcriptome analysis in male and female juveniles of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis using next-generation sequencing technology. Of the 23,349 annotated(More)
The FEM-1 protein of Caenorhabditis elegans plays a crucial role in the nematode sex-determination pathway. Here, we reported the characterization of three members of Fem-1 gene family in Eriocheir sinensis (designated EsFem-1a, EsFem-1b, and EsFem-1c), which were homologs of the nematode FEM-1 protein. The amino acid sequences of EsFem-1a, EsFem-1b, and(More)
China is the most populous country in the world. Few studies, however, have been conducted there to investigate the risk factors for childhood asthma. A population-based case-control study was conducted in Shunyi County, People's Republic of China, in January 1999 and March 2001 to investigate the issue. An increased risk of childhood asthma was associated(More)
An electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was used as a new voltammetric sensor for the determination of ferulic acid (FA). The morphology and microstructure of the modified electrodes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy analysis, and the electrochemical effective(More)
Eriocheir sinensis, an extremely invasive alien crab species, has important economic value in China. It encounters different salinities during its life cycle, and at the megalopal stage it faces a turning point regarding the salinity in its environment. We applied RNA sequencing to E. sinensis megalopae before (MB) and after (MA) desalination, resulting in(More)
The development of Eriocheir sinensis from the megalopa to the first juvenile crab undergoes brachyurization and a habitat transition from pelagic to benthic lifestyle. However, the molecular mechanism of this process is poorly understood in crabs. Using next-generation RNA sequencing, we identified 22,622 annotated unigenes and 1016 differentially(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate diseases occurring in Rheum palmatum in Gansu province and identify pathogen. METHOD Field survey in the main R. palmatum producing area and the pathogens were identified on the base of morphology. RESULT Eight fungal diseases have been found after disease surveys on R. palmatum in Gansu province from 2004 to 2007. They were(More)
An effective, accurate and reliable method for the simultaneous separation and determination of 10 major components in Chinese medicine Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi Wan (BZYQW) was developed and validated using solid phase extraction column-high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection-evaporative light scattering detection (SPE-HPLC-DAD-ELSD). The(More)
A novel probe incorporating quaternized 4-pyridinium group into a BODIPY molecule was synthesized and studied for the selective detection of fluoride ions (F(-)) in aqueous solution. The design was based on a fluoride-specific desilylation reaction and the "Turn-On" fluorescent response of probe 1 to F(-) was ascribed to the inhibition of photoinduced(More)
Serpin or serine protease inhibitor is the largest family of protease inhibitors involved in many innate immune pathways, particularly the prophenoloxidase (proPO) activating system in arthropod. Here, we report the molecular and functional characterization of PtSerpin identified from the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus. The genomic sequence encoding(More)