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Tph2−/− female mice restore socio-sexual recognition through upregulating ERα and OTR genes in the amygdala

molecular techniques. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Yaohua Zhang, Huifen Guo. Data curation: Ying Huo, Huifen Guo, Yingjuan Liu, Qi Fang, Jianxu Zhang. Formal analysis: Ying Huo, Jianxu Zhang ... . Funding acquisition: Jianxu Zhang. Investigation: Ying Huo, Yaohua Zhang, Huifen Guo, Jianxu Zhang. Methodology: Ying Huo, Huifen Guo, Yingjuan Liu, Qi Fang. Project administration: Yaohua Zhang, Jianxu

Regge-like relation and a universal description of heavy–light systems

Using the Regge-like formula \((M-m_Q)^2=\pi \sigma L\) between hadron mass M and angular momentum L with a heavy quark mass \(m_Q\) and a string tension \(\sigma \), we analyze all the heavy–light systems, i.e., \(D/D_s/B/B_s\) mesons and charmed and bottom baryons. Numerical plots are obtained for all the heavy–light mesons of experimental data whose slope becomes nearly equal...

Regioselective alkali metal reduction of dibenzocyclooctadiene lignan derivatives, demethoxylation followed by dehalogenation

The regioselective demethoxylation and dehalogenation of dihalogenated dibenzocyclooctadiene lignans derivatives were realized in a one-step reaction with excellent yields in the sodium and t-butanol reaction system.

The Shift of ERG B-Wave Induced by Hours' Dark Exposure in Rodents

Purpose Dark adaptation can induce a rapid functional shift in the retina, and after that, the retinal function is believed to remain stable during the continuous dark exposure. However, we found that electroretinograms (ERG) b-waves gradually shifted during 24 hours’ dark exposure in rodents. Detailed experiments were designed to explore this non-classical dark adaptation...

Whole-genome resequencing of Xishuangbanna fighting chicken to identify signatures of selection

Background Selective breeding for genetic improvement is expected to leave distinctive selection signatures within genomes. The identification of selection signatures can help to elucidate the mechanisms of selection and accelerate genetic improvement. Fighting chickens have undergone extensive artificial selection, resulting in modifications to their morphology, physiology and...

Urinary Proteomics in Predicting Heart Transplantation Outcomes (uPROPHET)—Rationale and database description

: Qi-Fang Huang, Sander Trenson, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Lucas Van Aelst. Formal analysis: Qi-Fang Huang, Lutgarde Thijs, Jan A. Staessen. 13 / 17 Investigation: Qi-Fang Huang, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang ... . Visualization: Qi-Fang Huang, Fang-Fei Wei. Writing ± original draft: Qi-Fang Huang, Jan A. Staessen. Writing ± review & editing: Qi-Fang Huang, Sander Trenson, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Lucas Van Aelst

De Novo Assembly and Developmental Transcriptome Analysis of the Small White Butterfly Pieris rapae

The small white butterfly Pieris rapae is one of the most destructive pests of Brassicaceae. Yet little is understood about its genes involved in development. To facilitate research on P. rapae, we sequenced the transcriptome of P. rapae during six developmental stages, including the egg, three larval stages, the pupa, and the adult. In total, 240 million high-quality reads were...

Association of Anthropometric and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Measures of Adiposity with High Molecular Weight Adiponectin Concentration

Objective To investigate the relationship between adiposity measures and plasma concentration of high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin. Methods In a Chinese sample (n = 1081), we performed measurements of anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). We defined overweight and obesity as a body mass index between 24 and 27.4 kg/m² and ≥ 27.5 kg/m², respectively, and...

De novo assembly and characterization of central nervous system transcriptome reveals neurotransmitter signaling systems in the rice striped stem borer, Chilo suppressalis

Background Neurotransmitter signaling systems play crucial roles in multiple physiological and behavioral processes in insects. Genome wide analyses of de novo transcriptome sequencing and gene specific expression profiling provide rich resources for studying neurotransmitter signaling pathways. The rice striped stem borer, Chilo suppressalis is a destructive rice pest in China...

Identification of a new tospovirus causing necrotic ringspot on tomato in China

Background Emerging tospoviruses cause significant yield losses and quality reduction in vegetables, ornamentals, and legumes throughout the world. So far, eight tospoviruses were reported in China. Tomato fruits displaying necrotic and concentric ringspot symptoms were found in Guizhou province of southwest China. Finding ELISA experiments showed that crude saps of the diseased...

Association of genetic loci for migraine susceptibility in the she people of China

Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of the genotype and allele frequencies of the polymorphisms rs4379368, rs10504861, rs10915437, rs12134493 and rs13208321 in She people of China with migraine headache susceptibility. The five alleles were previously identified as being associated with migraine in a Western population, but it was not known if...

The prevalence, incidence, management and risks of atrial fibrillation in an elderly Chinese population: a prospective study

Background There is limited information on prevalent and incident atrial fibrillation in Chinese. We aimed to investigate the prevalence, incidence, management and risks of atrial fibrillation in an elderly Chinese population. Methods In a population—based prospective study in elderly (≥60 years) Chinese, we performed cardiovascular health examinations including a 12-lead...

Parasitization by Cotesia chilonis Influences Gene Expression in Fatbody and Hemocytes of Chilo suppressalis

Background During oviposition many parasitoid wasps inject various factors, such as polydnaviruses (PDVs), along with eggs that manipulate the physiology and development of their hosts. These manipulations are thought to benefit the parasites. However, the detailed mechanisms of insect host-parasitoid interactions are not fully understood at the molecular level. Based on recent...

Cardiac structure and function in relation to cardiovascular risk factors in Chinese

Yi Zhang Yan Li Ming Liu Chang-Sheng Sheng Qi-Fang Huang Ji-Guang Wang 0 Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai

Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2017

In 2017, the order Mononegavirales was expanded by the inclusion of a total of 69 novel species. Five new rhabdovirus genera and one new nyamivirus genus were established to harbor 41 of these species, whereas the remaining new species were assigned to already established genera. Furthermore, non-Latinized binomial species names replaced all paramyxovirus and pneumovirus species...

Antimicrobial peptide-like genes in Nasonia vitripennis: a genomic perspective

Background Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are an essential component of innate immunity which can rapidly respond to diverse microbial pathogens. Insects, as a rich source of AMPs, attract great attention of scientists in both understanding of the basic biology of the immune system and searching molecular templates for anti-infective drug design. Despite a large number of AMPs...

GABA Transporter-1 Deficiency Confers Schizophrenia-Like Behavioral Phenotypes

The mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of schizophrenia remains poorly understood. The hyper-dopamine and hypo-NMDA receptor hypotheses have been the most enduring ideas. Recently, emerging evidence implicates alterations of the major inhibitory system, GABAergic neurotransmission in the schizophrenic patients. However, the pathophysiological role of GABAergic system in...

A Transient Upregulation of Glutamine Synthetase in the Dentate Gyrus Is Involved in Epileptogenesis Induced by Amygdala Kindling in the Rat

Reduction of glutamine synthetase (GS) function is closely related to established epilepsy, but little is known regarding its role in epileptogenesis. The present study aimed to elucidate the functional changes of GS in the brain and its involvement in epileptogenesis using the amygdala kindling model of epilepsy induced by daily electrical stimulation of basolateral amygdala in...