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Cotton fiber is an ideal model for studying plant cell elongation and cell wall biogenesis, but the genes that are critical for the regulation of fiber development are largely unknown. We report here the cloning and characterization of a receptor-like kinase gene (designated GhRLK1), expression of which is induced during the period of active secondary wall(More)
BACKGROUND Melioidosis is a tropical disease caused by infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei. Here, we report an 11 year (2002-2013) retrospective study of melioidosis cases in China. METHODS A total of 170 culture-confirmed melioidosis cases were included in our analysis, with culture-positive confirmation, biochemical identification and 16S DNA(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves the activation of a previously administered photosensitizing agent by visible light to induce tumor necrosis. Photosensitizers are topically applied in the treatment of skin tumors to avoid systemic side effects. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) as a photosensitizer(More)
The anticancer activity of eight crude extracts of Smilax china L. rhizome (SCR) against HeLa cells was assessed by MTT assay and clonogenic assay, the fraction rich in flavonoids had show good activity against HeLa cells. A bioassay-guided separation on this extract lead to the detection of kaempferol-7-O-beta-D-glucoside (KG), which belongs to flavonoid(More)
PURPOSE Magnetic submicron particles (MSPs) are pivotal biomaterials for magnetic separations in bioanalyses, but their preparation remains a technical challenge. In this report, a facile one-step coating approach to MSPs suitable for magnetic separations was investigated. METHODS Polyethylene glycol) (PEG) was derived into PEG-bis-(maleic monoester) and(More)
Fluorescence differential display (FDD) technique was used to identify genes that are specifically or preferentially expressed in different developmental stages of cotton fiber cells. One hundred and nine differentially displayed cDNA fragments were isolated using 9, 21 and 27 DPA (days postanthesis) fibers as experimental materials. By a combination of two(More)
OBJECTIVE To optimize and establish the experimental methods for the determination of 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone (BP-1) in mouse brain. METHODS BP-1 was determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and separated by Waters Symmetry C18 (4.6 mm×250 mm, 5 μm) using isocratic elution, and the sample preparation conditions were optimized by(More)
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