Yuesheng Wang

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Immature embryos have been used frequently as target tissues in the genetical transformation of wheat. However, obtaining a large number of high quality immature embryos throughout the year is a laborious and delicate process, because of the need to cultivate the plants under controlled conditions. To circumvent this, we have employed mature embryos rather(More)
Carotene desaturation, an essential step in the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway, is catalyzed by two carotene desaturases, phytoene desaturase (PDS) and ζ-carotene desaturase (ζ-carotene desaturase, ZDS). Full-length cDNAs designated TaPDS and TaZDS were cloned from wheat (Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese Spring) respectively, using the rapid amplification of(More)
The high molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) compositions of 66 Chinese endemic wheats were determined by sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Ten alleles at the Glu-1 loci were detected in 50 Tibetan weedrace wheat accessions which in combination resulted in seven different HMW-GS patterns. Four HMW-GS patterns were(More)
This study examines the shared caregiving responsibilities of adult children in the form of long-existing practice of meal and residence rotation of elderly parents in rural China in the post-reform era. Based on the analysis of qualitative data collected in two northern Chinese villages in 2007, the study goes beyond the usual focus on inter-generational(More)
Carotenoid content is a primary determinant of wheat nutritional value and affects its end-use quality. Wheat grains contain very low carotenoid levels and trace amounts of provitamin A content. In order to enrich the carotenoid content in wheat grains, the bacterial phytoene synthase gene (CrtB) and carotene desaturase gene (CrtI) were transformed into the(More)
Increasing the provitamin A content in staple crops via carotenoid metabolic engineering is one way to address vitamin A deficiency. In this work a combination of methods was applied to specifically increase β-carotene content in wheat by metabolic engineering. Endosperm-specific silencing of the carotenoid hydroxylase gene (TaHYD) increased β-carotene(More)
To study the inheritance and expression of multiple copies of transgenes from transgenic wheat lines, three crosses between transgenic wheat lines B72-8-11b and B102-1-2 and Chinese elite wheat varieties Chuan89-107 and Emai18 were carried out. Chuan89-107x72-8-11b, Chuan89-107x102-1-2 and Emai18x72-8-11b, and F(1) plants were selfed or backcrossed to(More)
Lycopene β-cyclase (LCYB) is a key enzyme catalyzing the biosynthesis of β-carotene, the main source of provitamin A. However, there is no documented research about this key cyclase gene’s function and relationship with β-carotene content in wheat. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to clone TaLCYB and characterize its function and relationship(More)
Chloroplast transformation in wheat was achieved by bombardment of scutella from immature embryos and immature inflorescences, respectively. A wheat chloroplast site-specific expression vector, pBAGNRK, was constructed by placing an expression cassette containing neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) and green fluorescent protein (gfp) as selection and(More)
To identify inhibitors of the intrinsic N-acetylated alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase (NAALADase) activity of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) that may be useful for targeting imaging agents or chemotherapeutic drugs to disseminated prostate cancer, analogs of the tetrahedral transition state for hydrolysis of the natural substrate,(More)