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Since its release in 2000, WormBase (http://www.wormbase.org) has grown from a small resource focusing on a single species and serving a dedicated research community, to one now spanning 15 species essential to the broader biomedical and agricultural research fields. To enhance the rate of curation, we have automated the identification of key data in the(More)
WormBase (http://www.wormbase.org/) is a highly curated resource dedicated to supporting research using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. With an electronic history predating the World Wide Web, WormBase contains information ranging from the sequence and phenotype of individual alleles to genome-wide studies generated using next-generation(More)
Improvement in grain yield is an important objective in high-oil maize breeding. In this study, one high-oil maize inbred was crossed with two normal maize inbreds to produce two connected recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations with 282 and 263 F7:8 families, respectively. The field experiments were conducted under four environments, and eight grain(More)
Specific traits are an important consideration in plant breeding. In popcorn, inferior agronomic traits could be improved using dent or flint corn backcrossed with popcorn. In this study, we used advanced backcross quantitative trait locus (AB-QTL) analysis to identify trait-improving QTL alleles from a dent maize inbred Dan232, and compared the detection(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Formin-like (FMNL)2 is up-regulated in colorectal tumors and has been associated with tumor progression, but little is known about regulatory mechanisms. We investigated whether microRNAs regulate levels of FMNL2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. METHODS We used real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunoblot analyses to measure(More)
Grain oil content is negatively correlated with starch content in maize in general. In this study, 282 and 263 recombinant inbred lines (RIL) developed from two crosses between one high-oil maize inbred and two normal dent maize inbreds were evaluated for grain starch content and its correlation with oil content under four environments. Single-trait QTL for(More)
Two novel human beta-chemokines, Ck beta-8 or myeloid progenitor inhibitory factor 1 (MPIF-1), and Ck beta-6 or MPIF-2, were discovered as part of a large scale cDNA sequencing effort. The MPIF-1 and MPIF-2 cDNAs were isolated from aortic endothelium and activated monocyte libraries, respectively. Both of the cDNAs were cloned into a baculovirus vector and(More)
The human disorder ataxia telangiectasia (AT), which is characterized by genetic instability and neurodegeneration, results from mutation of the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase. The loss of ATM leads to cell cycle checkpoint deficiencies and other DNA damage signaling defects that do not fully explain all pathologies associated with A-T including(More)
Experiments with the supF20 mutagenesis system demonstrate that extracts from Bloom's syndrome (BS) cells are unable to use microhomology elements within the supF20 gene to restore supF function after the induction of a double-strand break (DSB). Additional experiments with the pUC18 mutagenesis system demonstrate that although the efficiency and fidelity(More)
B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily of cytokines. When the 152 amino acids of the C-terminus are associated into a homotrimer, this protein exhibits the ability to stimulate B cell proliferation and differentiation. Since numerous potential therapeutic indications have been identified for BLyS and other(More)