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Comparative study of the mycorrhizal root transcriptomes of wild and cultivated rice in response to the pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae

BackgroundRice, which serves as a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, is very susceptible to the pathogenic fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. However, common wild rice (Oryza rufipogon), which is the ancestor of Asian cultivated rice (O. sativa), has significant potential as a genetic source of resistance to M. oryzae. Recent studies have shown that the...

Elevated serum Il-6 and adiponectin levels are associated with frailty and physical function in Chinese older adults

Elevated serum Il-6 and adiponectin levels are associated with frailty and physical function in Chinese older adults Lina Ma, Guiming Sha, Yaxin Zhang, Yun Li Department of Geriatrics, Xuanwu

Fungal communities in ancient peatlands developed from different periods in the Sanjiang Plain, China

Contributions Conceptualization: Chunjie Tian. Data curation: Xue Zhou. Formal analysis: Lei Tian, Jianfeng Zhang. Funding acquisition: Chunjie Tian. Investigation: Zhenqing Zhang, Lina Ma. Methodology

A review and update on orphan drugs for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis

A review and update on orphan drugs for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis Caiyun You,1–3 Haitham F Sahawneh,1,2 Lina Ma,1,2 Buraa Kubaisi,1,2 Alexander Schmidt,1,2 C Stephen Foster1,2,4

What Signatures Dominantly Associate with Gene Age?

As genes originate at different evolutionary times, they harbor distinctive genomic signatures of evolutionary ages. Although previous studies have investigated different gene age-related signatures, what signatures dominantly associate with gene age remains unresolved. Here we address this question via a combined approach of comprehensive assignment of gene ages, gene family...

Study of Rayleigh-backscattering induced coherence collapse in an asymmetric DFB FL sensor

Citation: Wen LIU, Lina MA, Zhengliang HU, Ying FENG, and Huayong YANG, “Study of Rayleigh-Backscattering Induced Coherence Collapse in an Asymmetric DFB FL Sensor,” Photonic Sensors Study of

Characterization of Chinese Haemophilus parasuis Isolates by Traditional Serotyping and Molecular Serotyping Methods

Haemophilus parasuis is classified mainly through serotyping, but traditional serotyping always yields non-typable (NT) strains and unreliable results via cross-reactions. Here, we surveyed the serotype prevalence of Chinese H. parasuis isolates using traditional serotyping (gel immuno-diffusion test, GID) and molecular serotyping (multiplex PCR, mPCR). We also investigated why...

Translational selection in human: more pronounced in housekeeping genes

Background Translational selection is a ubiquitous and significant mechanism to regulate protein expression in prokaryotes and unicellular eukaryotes. Recent evidence has shown that translational selection is weakly operative in highly expressed genes in human and other vertebrates. However, it remains unclear whether translational selection acts differentially on human genes...

Study on Post-Treatment Relapse in HBeAg Positive CHB Patients

Background Many factors are associated with post-treatment relapse in CHB patients, and there are no effective factors to predict relapse. In this study, we investigate the influence factors associated with post-treatment relapse and their predictive value in HBeAg positive CHB (eP-CHB). Methods The factors associated with post-treatment relapse were analyzed firstly by a...

Quality of Life Is Related to Social Support in Elderly Osteoporosis Patients in a Chinese Population

Objective To explore the association between quality of life and social support in elderly osteoporosis patients in a Chinese population. Methods A total of 214 elderly patients who underwent bone mineral density screening were divided into two groups: elderly patients with primary osteoporosis (case group, n = 112) and normal elderly patients (control group, n = 102). Quality of...

Epidemiological Characteristics of Hypertension in the Elderly in Beijing, China

Background/Objectives The prevalence rate of hypertension increases significantly with the aging society, and hypertension is obviously becoming a major health care concern in China. The aim of the study was to explore the epidemiological characteristics of hypertension in the elderly and to provide a basis for the prevention of hypertension. Design 3-cross sectional studies in...

LncRNAWiki: harnessing community knowledge in collaborative curation of human long non-coding RNAs

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) perform a diversity of functions in numerous important biological processes and are implicated in many human diseases. In this report we present lncRNAWiki (http://lncrna.big.ac.cn), a wiki-based platform that is open-content and publicly editable and aimed at community-based curation and collection of information on human lncRNAs. Current related...

Contamination of Phthalate Esters (PAEs) in Typical Wastewater-Irrigated Agricultural Soils in Hebei, North China

The Wangyang River (WYR) basin is a typical wastewater irrigation area in Hebei Province, North China. This study investigated the concentration and distribution of six priority phthalate esters (PAEs) in the agricultural soils in this area. Thirty-nine soil samples (0–20 cm) were collected along the WYR to assess the PAE residues in soils. Results showed that PAEs are ubiquitous...

Dilatory is a Drosophila protein related to AZI1 (CEP131) that is located at the ciliary base and required for cilium formation

Lina Ma 0 Andrew P. Jarman () 0 0 Centre for Integrative Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh , George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9XD , UK Summary A significant number of

Ginkgolide B Reduces LOX-1 Expression by Inhibiting Akt Phosphorylation and Increasing Sirt1 Expression in Oxidized LDL-Stimulated Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells

Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is an important risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis. LOX-1, a lectin-like receptor for ox-LDL, is present primarily on endothelial cells and upregulated by ox-LDL, tumor necrosis factor a, shear stress, and cytokines in atherosclerosis. Recent studies demonstrated that ginkgolide B, a platelet-activating factor receptor...

Molecular logic computing model based on DNA self-assembly strand branch migration

In this study, the DNA logic computing model is established based on the methods of DNA self-assembly and strand branch migration. By adding the signal strands, the preprogrammed signals are released with the disintegrating of initial assembly structures. Then, the computing results are able to be detected by gel electrophoresis. The whole process is controlled automatically and...

A quality evaluation strategy for Rhizoma coptidis from a variety of different sources using chromatographic fingerprinting combined with biological fingerprinting

Most of herbal medicines of different sources are used for the same treatment goal in clinic despite their tremendous differences of the quality. Because the clinical efficacy is closely related to the quality of medicines, the implementation of an effective quality control (QC) process is vital. Chemical methods based on content determination and chromatographic fingerprints...

Plasticity of DNA methylation in mouse T cell activation and differentiation

Background Circulating CD4+ T helper cells are activated through interactions with antigen presenting cells and undergo differentiation into specific T helper cell subsets depending on the type of antigen encountered. In addition, the relative composition of the circulating CD4+ T cell population changes as animals mature with an increased percentage of the population being...

An Integrated Analysis of miRNA and mRNA Expressions in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Science and Technology of Zhoushan awarded to Professor Yongkui Zhang (20081059), and the Research Fund of Zhoushan Hospital awarded to Dr. Lina Ma, and the National Basic Research Program (973 Program

Analysis of synonymous codon usage in Hepatitis A virus

Background Hepatitis A virus is the causative agent of type A viral hepatitis, which causes occasional acute hepatitis. Nevertheless, little information about synonymous codon usage pattern of HAV genome in the process of its evolution is available. In this study, the key genetic determinants of codon usage in HAV were examined. Results The overall extent of codon usage bias in...