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Prunus mume (mei), which was domesticated in China more than 3,000 years ago as ornamental plant and fruit, is one of the first genomes among Prunus subfamilies of Rosaceae been sequenced. Here, we assemble a 280M genome by combining 101-fold next-generation sequencing and optical mapping data. We further anchor 83.9% of scaffolds to eight chromosomes with(More)
Human LPTS/PinX1 is a telomerase-inhibitory protein, which binds to the telomere protein Pin2/TRF1 and the catalytic subunit hTERT of telomerase. To explore the proteins that might be involved in the telomerase pathway, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screening with LPTS/PinX1 as the bait. A novel gene, MCRS2, encoding for an isoform of MCRS1/p78 and MSP58(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective study aimed to examine the relationship between the ratio of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) to creatine in the substantia nigra (SN) and globus pallidus (GP) and the Hoehn-Yahr stage and Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) score determined for patients with Parkinson disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) was not a rare infectious disease in non-AIDS patients. However, data on the immune status were lacking in southern China for comparative analysis of differences between immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. This study was to investigate the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, and treatment profiles for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Conventional MRI is often difficult to distinguish between primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs), high-grade gliomas and brain metastases due to the similarity of their appearance. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) has higher sensitivity than conventional MRI in(More)
In this study, the conjugation of phenylboronic acid (PBA) to amine-terminated polyamidoamine (PAMAM) was successfully conducted to prepare a tumor-targeted gene carrier PBA-functionalized PAMAM (PPP) for Bcl-2 siRNA delivery, using a heterobifunctional crosslinker NHS-PEG5k-Mal. The carrier possessed favorable capacity for siRNA condensation and could(More)
Herein, a polyethylenimine derivative N-acetyl-L-leucine-polyethylenimine (N-Ac-L-Leu-PEI) was employed as a carrier to achieve the delivery of DNAzyme targeting aurora kinase A using PC-3 cell as a model. Flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy demonstrated that the derivative could realize the cellular uptake of nanoparticles in an(More)
Human cell-death-inducing DNA-fragmentation-factor (DFF45)-like effector C (CIDEC) is a potent apoptotic inducer. Previous studies have indicated that the Fat-specific protein 27 (Fsp27), a mouse homolog of CIDEC, induces apoptosis via caspase-3, -7, and -9 and triggers the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria, which implies that the mitochondrial(More)
In this paper, N-isopropylacrylamide-modified polyethylenimine (PEN) was constructed through Michael addition and employed as a carrier to achieve the p53 gene delivery, using HeLa (p53wt) and PC-3 cells (p53null) as models. After PEN-mediated p53 transfection, expression level of p53 in HeLa and PC3 cells was up-regulated at both mRNA and protein levels.(More)
The immobilized thermophilic esterase from Archaeoglobus fulgidus was successfully constructed through the glutaraldehyde-mediated covalent coupling after its physical adsorption on a hydrophobic macroporous resin, Sepabeads EC-OD. Through 0.05% glutaraldehyde treatment, the prevention of enzyme leaching and the maintenance of catalytic activity could be(More)