9 Works

Data from: Pternopetalum porphyronotum sp. nov. (Apiaceae) from Sichuan, China

Yan Zhong, Bin Wang, Jia-Zhen Zhang & Jin-Bo Tan
Pternopetalum porphyronotum, a new species from Dafengding Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China, is proposed. Diagnostic morphological characters, full description and detailed illustration are given based on the type material. A comparison between this new species and the two most similar congeners are presented.

Data from: Plastic transcriptomes stabilize immunity to pathogen diversity: the jasmonic acid and salicylic acid networks within the Arabidopsis/Botrytis pathosystem

Wei Zhang, Jason A. Corwin, Daniel Copeland, Julie Feusier, Robert Eshbaugh, Fang Chen, Susanna Atwell & Daniel J. Kliebenstein
To respond to pathogen attack, selection and associated evolution has led to the creation of plant immune system that are a highly effective and inducible defense system. Central to this system are the plant defense hormones jasmonic acid (JA) and salicylic acid (SA) and crosstalk between the two, which may play an important role in defense responses to specific pathogens or even genotypes. Here, we used the Arabidopsis-B. cinerea pathosystem to test how the host's...

Data from: Extraction of lotus fibres from lotus stems under microwave irradiation

Cheng Cheng, Ronghui Guo, Jianwu Lan & Shouxiang Jiang
An efficient technology for preparing lotus fibres under microwave irradiation was developed. The lotus fibres were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetry. Lotus fibres prepared are a kind of hollow fibres which are composed of a superfine fibre and an external shell. The effect of the treatment time with hydrogen peroxide under microwave irradiation on components, whiteness, moisture regain, removal rate of impurities, fineness, tensile strength and breaking...

Data from: Chasing ghosts: allopolyploid origin of Oxyria sinensis (Polygonaceae) from its only diploid congener and an unknown ancestor

Xin Luo, Quanjun Hu, Pingping Zhou, Dan Zhang, Qian Wang, Richard J. Abbott, Yaling Wang & Jianquan Liu
Reconstructing the origin of a polyploid species is particularly challenging when an ancestor has become extinct. Under such circumstances, the extinct donor of a genome found in the polyploid may be treated as a ‘ghost’ species in that its prior existence is recognized through the presence of its genome in the polyploid. In this study, we aimed to determine the polyploid origin of Oxyria sinensis (2n = 40) for which only one congeneric species is...

Data from: IL-33 mediated iLC2 activation and neutrophil IL-5 production in the lung response after severe trauma: a reverse translation study from a human cohort to a mouse trauma model

Jing Xu, Jesse Guardado, Rosemary Hoffman, Hui Xu, Rami Namas, Yoram Vodovotz, Li Xu, Mostafa Ramadan, Joshua Brown, Heth R. Turnquist & Timothy R. Billiar
Background: The immunosuppression and immune dysregulation that follows severe injury includes type 2 immune responses manifested by elevations in interleukin (IL) 4, IL5, and IL13 early after injury. We hypothesized that IL33, an alarmin released early after tissue injury and a known regulator of type 2 immunity, contributes to the early type 2 immune responses after systemic injury. Methods and findings: Blunt trauma patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit of a level I...

Data from: An increase in immature β-cells lacking Glut2 precedes the expansion of β-cell mass in the pregnant mouse

Christine A. Beamish, Linhao Zhang, Sandra K. Szlapinski, Brenda J. Strutt & David J. Hill
A compensatory increase in β-cell mass occurs during pregnancy to counter the associated insulin resistance, and a failure in adaptation is thought to contribute to gestational diabetes. Insulin-expressing but glucose-transporter-2-low (Ins+Glut2LO) progenitor cells are present in mouse and human pancreas, being predominantly located in extra-islet β-cell clusters, and contribute to the regeneration of the endocrine pancreas following induced ablation. We therefore sought to investigate the contribution of Ins+Glut2LO cells to β-cell mass expansion during pregnancy....

Data from: Ferromagnetically filled carbon nano-onions: the key role of sulfur in dimensional, structural and electric control

Daniel Medranda, Joanna Borowiec, Xiaotian Zhang, Shanling Wang, Kai Yan, Jingdong Zhang, Yi He, Sameera Ivaturi, Filippo S. Boi & Xiao Zhang
A key challenge in the fabrication of ferromagnetically filled carbon nano-onions (CNOs) is the control of their thickness, dimensions and electric properties. Up to now literature works have mainly focused on the encapsulation of different types of ferromagnetic materials including α-Fe, Fe3C, Co, FeCo, FePd3 and others within CNOs. However, no report has yet shown a suitable method for controlling both the number of shells, diameter and electric properties of the produced CNOs. Here, we...

Data from: Prediction for electronic, vibrational and thermoelectric properties of chalcopyrite AgX(X=In,Ga)Te2: PBE + U approach

Jianhui Yang, Qiang Fan & Xinlu Cheng
The electronic, vibrational and thermoelectric transport characteristics of AgInTe2 and AgGaTe2 with chalcopyrite structure have been investigated. The electronic structures are calculated using the density-functional theory (DFT) within the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) of Perdew–Burke–Ernzerhof (PBE) functional considering the Hubbard-U exchange-correlation. The band-gaps of AgInTe2 and AgGaTe2 are much larger than previous standard GGA functional results and agree well with the existing experimental data. The effective mass of the hole and the shape of density...

Data from: Angelica muliense sp. nov. (Apiaceae), a new species from Sichuan, Southwest China

Chenyang Liao, Jiazhen Zhang, Jinbo Tan, Yi Chen & Xiangguang Ma
Angelica muliensis (Apiaceae), a new species from Sichuan Province, southwest China, is described and illustrated. The new species resembles A. biserrata, but is mainly differed by the shapes of leaflets and sheaths, umbel number and size, especially mericarp features. The distinguishing characters of these two species are presented and compared.

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  • 2017

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  • Sichuan University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Zunyi Medical University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Lanzhou University
  • Kunming Institute of Botany
  • Western University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of St Andrews