breadseed-poppy
Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) is an important medicinal plant producing benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIA). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small RNAs (sRNAs) of approximately 21 nucleotides. They are noncoding, but regulate gene expression in eukaryotes. Although many studies have been conducted on the identification and functions of plant miRNA, scarce researches on miRNA regulation of alkaloid biosynthesis […]
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Experimental Biology 2015
Experimental Biology offers the opportunity to enhance your experience and broaden your understanding of cross-disciplined research, all at one meeting.  The Society Program Chairs and Executive Officers have taken a look at the 2015 programs for all six-societies and have identified the following cross-society themes (click for more detailed session information): Cancer Biology Injury/Connective Tissue/Fibrosis […]
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNA molecules that perform post-transcriptional repression of target genes by binding to 3′ untranslated regions and are involved in the regulation of many biological processes. Some studies indicate that miRNAs are mechanistically involved in muscle growth and differentiation. However, little is known about miRNAs expression patterns during the process of […]
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TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences & Technology
Event: S3 TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences & Technology Date: March 24, 2015 Show Hours: 10:30 to 1:30 Location: TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences & Technology Address: 2121 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 (map) From cancer and heart failure to bacterial infections and birth defects, researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences & […]
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The aim of a recent study, published by researchers from Central South University, was to compare expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) from scar and normal skin areas in patients who suffered acute injuries in the skin. A total of 9 patients with acute injuries in the skin who received surgical treatment from December 2012 to March […]
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HBV
Superior cell culture models for hepatitis B virus (HBV) will help advance insights into host-virus interactions. To identify mechanisms regulating HBV replication, a recent study published by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine used cultured human HepG2 cells and adult or fetal hepatocytes transduced with adenoviral vector to express HBV upstream of green […]
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Muscovy Duck
High temperature is a major abiotic stress limiting animal growth and productivity worldwide. The Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata), sometimes called the Barbary drake, is a type of duck with a fairly unusual domestication history. In Southeast Asia, duck meat is one of the top meats consumed, and as such, the production of the meat is […]
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Red Deer
Deer antlers are the only mammalian appendages subject to an annual cycle of epimorphic regeneration. Within the rapid-growth stage, they display the fastest cartilage development in the animal kingdom. To identify microRNA (miRNA) profiling in red deer (Cervus elaphus) antler cartilage, researchers at the Northeast Forestry University, China applied deep sequencing technology to a small […]
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Micro RNAs (miRNAs) constitute a family of small, single-stranded RNAs (ssRNAs) involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and in ultimately shaping the transcriptome of a cell. While our views on the biological significance and relevance of miRNA signaling continue to evolve, it is now generally recognized that the principal action of miRNA in […]
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In a recent paper, published by researchers from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, investigators used a cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) system based on Moricandia arvensis cytoplasm to breed hybrid Brassica juncea varieties. The male fertility restorer gene for this CMS was introgressed into B. juncea from M. arvensis and tagged with a dominant SCAR marker. […]
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