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Mammalian genomes are viewed as functional organizations that orchestrate spatial and temporal gene regulation. CTCF, the most characterized insulator-binding protein, has been implicated as a key genome organizer. However, little is known about CTCF-associated higher-order chromatin structures at a global scale. Here we applied chromatin interaction(More)
In multicellular organisms, transcription regulation is one of the central mechanisms modelling lineage differentiation and cell-fate determination. Transcription requires dynamic chromatin configurations between promoters and their corresponding distal regulatory elements. It is believed that their communication occurs within large discrete foci of(More)
T cell activation is a well-established model for studying cellular responses to exogenous stimulation. Using strand-specific RNA-seq, we observed that intron retention is prevalent in polyadenylated transcripts in resting CD4(+) T cells and is significantly reduced upon T cell activation. Several lines of evidence suggest that intron-retained transcripts(More)
In recent years, stem cell-based approaches have attracted more attention from scientists and clinicians due to their possible therapeutical effect on stroke. Animal studies have demonstrated that the beneficial effects of stem cells including embryonic stem cells (ESCs), inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), neural stem cells (NSCs), and mesenchymal(More)
The Hsp90 (for heat shock protein90) and the Sgt1 (for suppressor of the G2 allele of skp1) are widely distributed in animals, yeast, and plants. The former functions as molecular chaperon activating a series of client proteins, the latter functions as an adaptor protein participating in multiple biological processes such as immunity response through(More)
Genetic variation within exon 2 of chicken major histocompatibility complex B-LB // genes was investigated by PCR amplification, cloning and sequencing of a 374 bp fragment of the indigenous Tibetan chicken genomic DNA. Fifteen novel B-LB // alleles were found. Alignment and comparison of 18 allelic sequences from the individuals sampled revealed a total of(More)
Because of its roles in human physiology, Aquaporin V (AQP5), a major intrinsic protein, has been a subject of many in vitro studies. In particular, a 2008 experiment produced its crystal structure at 2.0Å resolution, which is in a tetrameric conformation consisting of four protomers. Each protomer forms an amphipathic pore that is fit for water permeation.(More)
Hydrogen has been demonstrated to have effective protection against tissue injuries caused by oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis. This study investigated the efficacy of hydrogen-rich saline (HS) on the prevention of renal injury induced by unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into 4(More)