Zhiying Zhao

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The Arabidopsis proline-rich extensin-like receptor kinase (PERK) family consists of 15 predicted receptor kinases. A comprehensive expression analysis was undertaken to identify overlapping and unique expression patterns within this family relative to their phylogeny. Three different approaches were used to study AtPERK gene family expression, and included(More)
The proline-rich, extensin-like receptor kinase (PERK) family is characterized by a putative extracellular domain related to cell wall proteins, followed by a transmembrane domain and kinase domain. The original member, PERK1, was isolated from Brassica napus (BnPERK1) and 15 PERK1-related members were subsequently identified in the Arabidopsis thaliana(More)
Resting-state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (rsfMRI) is a powerful tool to investigate neurological and psychiatric diseases. Recently, the evidences linking the scaling properties of resting-state activity and the personality have been accumulated. However, it remains unknown whether the personality is associated with the scale-free dynamics of(More)
Cdc42, a member of the Rho-family small GTP-binding proteins, is a pivotal signaling switch that cycles between active GTP-bound and inactive GDP-bound forms, controlling actin cytoskeleton organization and cell polarity. In this report, we show that MgCdc42, a Cdc42 ortholog in Magnaporthe grisea, is required for its plant penetration. Consequently, the(More)
Oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpene, is used to safely and economically treat hepatopathy. However, OA, a Biopharmaceutics Classification System IV category drug, has low bioavailability owing to low solubility (<1 μg/mL) and biomembrane permeability. We developed a novel OA nanoparticle (OA-NP)-loaded lactoferrin (Lf) nanodelivery system with(More)
When individuals' actions are incongruent with those of the group they belong to, they may change their initial behavior in order to conform to the group norm. This phenomenon is known as "social conformity." In the present study, we used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain activity in response to group opinion(More)
The contents of elements K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, and Rb in erythrocytes of 78 cases with different thyroid hormone status have been measured by proton-induced X-ray emission and neutron activation analysis. According to the status of thyroid hormones T3, T4, TSH, FT3, and FT4 detected by radioimmunoassay, the experiment subjects were divided into four groups(More)
Centrosome stability is required for successful mitosis in mammalian cells. Amplification of the centrosome leads to chromosomal missegregation and generation of aneuploidy, which are closely associated with cell transformation and tumorigenesis (Doxsey, S. J. (2001) Nat. Cell Biol. 3, E105-E108; Hinchcliffe, E. H., and Sluder, G. (2001) Genes Dev. 15,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hypoxia promotes the progression and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hypoxia inducible factor-α (HIF-1α) regulates the expression of various chemokines involved in tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. METHODS The role of HIF-1α in HCC tumor growth and invasion and the prognosis of patients with HCC was investigated in(More)
Our previous studies have shown that decreased expression of Annexin A7 elevates apoptosis in Hca-P cells, a hepatocarcinoma cell line with lymphatic metastatic potential. In this study, RNA interference technique was used to down-regulate the expression of Annexin A7, and unmanipulated Hca-P cells and transfected nonspecific-sequence Hca-P cells as(More)