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Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus), dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) and alpaca (Vicugna pacos) are economically important livestock. Although the Bactrian camel and dromedary are large, typically arid-desert-adapted mammals, alpacas are adapted to plateaus. Here we present high-quality genome sequences of these three species. Our analysis reveals the(More)
High-resolution genetic maps are essential for fine mapping of complex traits, genome assembly, and comparative genomic analysis. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the primary molecular markers used for genetic map construction. In this study, we identified 13,362 SNPs evenly distributed across the Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) genome.(More)
Studies investigating the association between glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) gene polymorphism and bladder cancer (BC) risk have reported conflicting results. In order to clarify the effect of GSTP1 polymorphism on the BC susceptibility, we conducted an updated system review of published epidemiology studies to provide more precise evidence. We(More)
Flatfish have the most extreme asymmetric body morphology of vertebrates. During metamorphosis, one eye migrates to the contralateral side of the skull, and this migration is accompanied by extensive craniofacial transformations and simultaneous development of lopsided body pigmentation. The evolution of this developmental and physiological innovation(More)
OBJECTIVE This meta-analysis was conducted to summarize the association between an N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) gene polymorphism and bladder cancer risk. METHODS PubMed® and EMBASE databases were searched to identify studies that examined the effect of the NAT1*10 allele on the risk of bladder cancer. RESULTS Eleven case-control studies, which included(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical characteristics, treatment, and survival of adult patients with renal sarcoma treated at our institution during the past 2 decades. METHODS A retrospective review of the demographic, presentation, treatment, and outcome data for 41 adult patients with renal sarcoma treated at our institution from January 1989 to December(More)
Sub-populations of Chinese Mongolian sheep exhibit significant variance in body mass. In the present study, we sequenced the whole genome DNA methylation in these breeds to detect whether DNA methylation plays a role in determining the body mass of sheep by Methylated DNA immunoprecipitation - sequencing method. A high quality methylation map of Chinese(More)
A novel class of hosts suitable for solution processing has been developed based on a conjugated dendritic scaffold. By increasing the dendron generation, the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy level can be tuned to facilitate hole injection, while the triplet energy remains at a high level, sufficient to host high-energy-triplet emitters. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in living donors before and after nephrectomy in China. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2008, erectile function of 94 living donors was evaluated before and after nephrectomy by International Index of Erectile Function, version 5 (IIEF-5). A subanalysis was performed by splitting(More)
INTRODUCTION Lifelong premature ejaculation (LPE) is characterized by persistently shorter intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT) than found acceptable by the patient or his partner. It has been postulated to be a neurobiological dysfunction with genetic vulnerability and is related to disturbances of central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT)(More)