Yongqing Jiang

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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is one of the most important orexigenic agents in central regulation of feeding behavior, body weight and energy homeostasis in domestic chickens. To examine differences in the hypothalamic NPY between layer-type and meat-type of chickens, which are two divergent kinds of the domestic chickens in feeding behavior and body weight, we(More)
Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels (CNGs) are distributed most widely in the neuronal cell. Great progress has been made in molecular mechanisms of CNG channel gating in the recent years. Results of many experiments have indicated that the stoichiometry and assembly of CNG channels affect their property and gating. Experiments of CNG mutants and analyses(More)
INTRODUCTION A body of studies suggests the role of osteopontin (OPN) in onset and development of osteoarthritis (OA), however, the association between OPN polymorphisms and OA susceptibility as well as its clinical features has not been reported. METHODS A total of 750 patients with primary knee OA and 794 healthy volunteer were enrolled as controls.(More)
Eukaryotic genomes contain high volumes of intronic and intergenic regions in which repetitive sequences are abundant. These repetitive sequences represent challenges in genomic assignment of short read sequences generated through next generation sequencing and are often excluded in analysis losing invaluable genomic information. Here we present a method,(More)
Metformin, a wildly used drug for type 2 diabetes, has recently been proven to protect a variety of cells from stress including stroke. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter that contributes to excitatory neuronal damage involved in stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we demonstrated that pretreatment of rat cerebellar granule(More)
The availability of large amounts of protein-protein interaction (PPI) data makes it feasible to use computational approaches to predict protein functions. The base of existing computational approaches is to exploit the known function information of annotated proteins in the PPI data to predict functions of un-annotated proteins. However, these approaches(More)
Objective: To determine if vitamin A enhances the effect of iron in preventing piglet anemia. Materials and methods: Neonatal pigs (n = 96) from crossbred sows were assigned to three treatments, with four replicates per treatment. Treatments consisted of control (no iron), 200 mg injectable iron (iron dextran) at 2 days of age (Day 2), and 200 mg injectable(More)
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