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BACKGROUND Wheat is a major crop in the world, and the high temperature stress can reduce the yield of wheat by as much as 15%. The molecular changes in response to heat stress are poorly understood. Using GeneChip Wheat Genome Array, we analyzed genome-wide gene expression profiles in the leaves of two wheat genotypes, namely, heat susceptible 'Chinese(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting 2% of the population over age 65years. Mitochondrial defect and oxidative stress actively participate in the dopaminergic (DA) neuron degeneration in PD. Xyloketal B is a novel marine compound with unique chemical structure isolated from mangrove fungus Xylaria sp. (no.(More)
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a serine/threonine kinase, regulates many processes, including cell growth and the immune response. mTOR is also dysregulated in several neurological diseases, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and neurodegenerative disease. However, the role of mTOR in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains unexplored. The(More)
We previously reported that a novel marine compound, xyloketal B, has strong antioxidative actions in different models of cardiovascular diseases. Induction of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an important endogenous antioxidant enzyme, has been considered as a potential therapeutic strategy for cardiovascular diseases. We here investigated whether xyloketal B(More)
Expression of a renal Na+-dependent inorganic phosphate (Pi) cotransporter (NaPi-2) was studied in rat forebrain with reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. RT-PCR analysis for total RNA from whole brain and sequencing of the PCR products showed expression of NaPi-2 mRNA in the brain. Immunohistochemical(More)
The tropomyosin fraction of shrimp proteins is potentially responsible for allergic reaction in individuals with genetic predisposition to allergy. However, there are no efficient and safe methods to reduce its allergenicity. High intensity ultrasound is known to change the structure of proteins. This study is aimed at assessing high intensity ultrasound's(More)
—We propose a new no-reference image quality assessment model nPSNR (No-reference PSNR) for JPEG compressed images. The model performs in DCT domain and the DCT coefficient distribution is used. This method estimates the MSQE (mean-squared quantization error) of a decoded image with the distributions of AC coefficients and DC coefficients of the encoded(More)
Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common type of cancer, worldwide. The major molecular factors associated with the pathogenesis of GC remain unclear. Previous studies found that zinc finger proteins are highly abundant in human eukaryotes and tissues, and play an important role in maintaining normal cellular functions and have an association with(More)
Heat stress is an important agricultural problem around the world. In pepper (Capsicum annum L.), heat stress seriously affects pollination and yield. However, to date, the molecular basis of heat stress has not been extensively studied. Using the HiSeq™ 2000 sequencing platform, the seedling transcriptome of heat-susceptible C.annuum ‘S590’(CaS) and(More)