Zhi-Xiu Wang

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Transcriptome profiles established using high-throughput sequencing can be effectively used for screening genome-wide differentially expressed genes (DEGs). RNA sequences (from RNA-seq) and microRNA sequences (from miRNA-seq) from the tissues of longissimus dorsi muscle of two indigenous Chinese pig breeds (Diannan Small-ear pig [DSP] and Tibetan pig [TP])(More)
Stoichiometric homeostasis of element composition is one of the central concepts of ecological stoichiometry. We analyzed concentrations of macroelements (C, N, P, Ca, K, Mg, S), microelements (Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Zn) and beneficial elements (Na, Se, Si) in submerged macrophytes, water and sediments across 20 Yunnan plateau lakes. We predicted that tissue(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PPARGC1A) is a candidate gene for lean meat production because it plays a key role in lipid metabolism. In this study, SNPs within the porcine PPARGC1A gene were investigated using PCR-sequencing and PCR-RFLP. Quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot were then used to analyze mRNA and(More)
Excessive nutrient loading may cause a shift from submerged macrophyte dominance to free-floating macrophyte dominance. Tolerance and persistence of submerged plants in response to shade may be key characteristics in determining when/if such a shift occurs in shallow eutrophic lakes. This study examines how the cover of floating macrophyte (Lemna minor) and(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) can induce endothelial cell proliferation, promote cell migration, and inhibit apoptosis. These processes play key roles in physiological blood vessel formation and pathological angiogenesis. In this study, we examined VEGFA gene expression in the heart, liver, and kidney of Tibetan pigs (TP), Yorkshire pigs that(More)
Nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 3 (NR1H3, an alias for Liver X receptor α, LXRα) is a member of the LXR nuclear receptor super family and is an important regulator of lipid and fatty acid accumulation in the liver, adipose and skeletal muscle. In this study, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from six populations of pig (Sus scrofa) were(More)
Due to their architectural intricacy and biological significance, the synthesis of polycyclic diterpenes and their biogenetically related alkaloids have been the subject of considerable interest over the last few decades, with progress including the impressive synthesis of several elusive targets. Despite tremendous efforts, conquering the unique structural(More)
Tibetan pigs live between 2500 and 4300 m above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau, and are better adapted to hypoxia than lowland pigs. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in a wide variety of cellular processes; however, their regulatory role in hypoxia adaptation remains unclear. In this study, miRNA-seq was used to identify differentially expressed miRNAs (DE(More)
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