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A somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase (SERK) gene, designated as AcSERK1, was isolated from pineapple (Ananas comosus cv. Shenwan). AcSERK1 shared all the characteristic domains of the SERK family, including five leucine-rich repeats, one proline-rich region motif, transmembrane domain, and kinase domains. Somatic embryogenic cultures of pineapple(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is associated with decreased activity of mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase (complex II). De novo biosynthesis of uridine nucleotides is directly coupled to the respiratory chain. Cells with impaired mitochondrial function become uridine auxotrophs and can be maintained with high micromolar concentration of uridine and pyruvate.(More)
In a genome-wide survey on somatic copy-number alterations (SCNAs) of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in 2,394 tumor specimens from 12 cancer types, we found that about 21.8% of lncRNA genes were located in regions with focal SCNAs. By integrating bioinformatics analyses of lncRNA SCNAs and expression with functional screening assays, we identified an oncogene,(More)
The isolation and characterization of AcSERK2, another somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase (SERK) gene homolog, confirmed that there was a SERK gene family in pineapple. AcSERK2 shared high similarity to AcSERK1 and other SERKs, containing all the characteristic domains of the SERK family. The expressed recombinant protein of pET-AcSERK2 was soluble.(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. One-third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of TB. A simple and rapid method to diagnose TB is urgently needed to be developed. The procedure of systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment(More)
BACKGROUND Presently, tuberculosis (TB) poses a global threat to human health. The development of reliable laboratory tools is vital to the diagnosis and treatment of TB. MPT64, a protein secreted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, is highly specific for TB, making antibody to MPT64 a reagent specific for the diagnosis of TB. METHOD Antibody to MPT64(More)
The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically altered our understanding of cancer. Here, we describe a comprehensive analysis of lncRNA alterations at transcriptional, genomic, and epigenetic levels in 5,037 human tumor specimens across 13 cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Our results suggest that the expression and dysregulation(More)
Keywords: Stock price forecasting Interval-valued data Multiple-output support vector regression Firefly algorithm Trading strategy a b s t r a c t Highly accurate interval forecasting of a stock price index is fundamental to successfully making a profit when making investment decisions, by providing a range of values rather than a point estimate. In this(More)