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MOTIVATION The robustness of a biochemical network is defined as the tolerance of variations in kinetic parameters with respect to the maintenance of steady state. Robustness also plays an important role in the fail-safe mechanism in the evolutionary process of biochemical networks. The purposes of this paper are to use the synergism and saturation system(More)
Glial cell line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) induces neuronal survival and tissue repair after spinal cord injury (SCI). A continuous GDNF supply is believed to gain greater efficacy in the neural restoration of the injured spinal cord. Accordingly, nanovehicle formulation for their efficient delivery and sustained release in injured spinal cord was(More)
MOTIVATION Transcription factor binding sites are known to co-occur in the same gene owing to cooperativity of the transcription factors (TFs) that bind to them. Genome-wide location data can help us understand how an individual TF regulates its target gene. Nevertheless, how TFs cooperate to regulate their target genes still needs further study. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infections manifest most commonly as a childhood exanthema known as hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) and can cause neurological disease during acute infection. PRINCIPAL FINDING In this study, we describe the production, purification and characterization of EV71 virus produced from Vero cells grown in a five-liter(More)
Based on the steady-state analyses of the synergism and saturation system (S-system) model, a robust control method is proposed for biochemical networks via feedback and feedforward biochemical circuits. Two robust biochemical circuit design schemes are developed. One scheme is to improve the system's structural stability so as to tolerate larger kinetic(More)
Molecular noises in gene networks come from intrinsic fluctuations, transmitted noise from upstream genes, and the global noise affecting all genes. Knowledge of molecular noise filtering in gene networks is crucial to understand the signal processing in gene networks and to design noise-tolerant gene circuits for synthetic biology. A nonlinear stochastic(More)
Acer miaotaiense (Sapindales: Aceraceae) is a rare and vulnerable tree species endemic to China’s Mts. Qinling and Mts. Bashan. In this study, its complete chloroplast genome was assembled and characterized from the high-throughput Illumina sequencing data. The circular genome is 156,595 bp long, and contains a pair of inverted repeat (IR) regions of 26,100(More)
The clinical and biological significance of the study of fungal pathogen Candida albicans (C. albicans) has markedly increased. However, the explicit pathogenic and invasive mechanisms of such host-pathogen interactions have not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, the essential functional modules involved in C. albicans-zebrafish interactions were(More)
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