233 Works

Data from: Net assimilation rate determines the growth rates of 14 species of subtropical forest trees

Xuefei Li, Bernhard Schmid, Fei Wang & C. E. Timothy Paine
Growth rates are of fundamental importance for plants, as individual size affects myriad ecological processes. We determined the factors that generate variation in RGR among 14 species of trees and shrubs that are abundant in subtropical Chinese forests. We grew seedlings for two years at four light levels in a shade-house experiment. We monitored the growth of every juvenile plant every two weeks. After one and two years, we destructively harvested individuals and measured their...

Myotubularin related protein 7 is essential for the spermatogonial stem cell homeostasis via PI3K/AKT signaling

Dan Zhao, Cong Shen, Tingting Gao, Hong Li, Yueshuai Guo, Feng Li, Chenchen Liu, Yuanyuan Liu, Xia Chen, Xi Zhang, Yangyang Wu, Yi Yu, Meng Lin, Yan Yuan, Xiaofang Chen, Xiaoyan Huang, Shenmin Yang, Jun Yu, Jun Zhang & Bo Zheng
Myotubularin related protein 7 (MTMR7), a key member of the MTMR family, depicts phosphatase activity and is involved in myogenesis and tumor growth. We have previously identified MTMR7 in the proteomic profile of mouse spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) maturation and differentiation, implying that MTMR7 is associated with neonatal testicular development. In this study, to further explore the distribution and function of MTMR7 in mouse testis, we studied the effect of Mtmr7 knockdown on neonatal testicular...

Supplemental materials of: Ignored biodiversity in acid soil islands in karst areas, South China: Impatiens longlinensis (Balsaminaceae), a new critically endangered species

Tian-Tian Xue, Chang-Ying Xia, Magnus Lidén, Wei-Bin Xu, Zhao-Cen Lu, Hai-Ling Chen, Shu-Wan Li & Sheng-Xiang Yu
The karst area in South China is notable for its fragile vegetation and unique flora with many narrow endemics, and is one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world. However, the biodiversity of acid soil areas scattered in the karst area have previously been underestimated. With a recent increase of new discoveries of plants and animals, the conservation of biodiversity in these acid soil areas has become urgent. This study deals with a...

Biogeography and ecological niche evolution in Diapensiaceae inferred from phylogenetic analysis

Michelle Gaynor, Chao-Nan Fu, Lian-Ming Gao, Li-Min Lu, Douglas E. Soltis & Pamela S. Soltis
Diapensiaceae (Ericales) are a small family of about 15 species. Within this clade, two species are broadly distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere, while the remaining species have a disjunct distribution between eastern North America and eastern Asia. To address patterns and processes of diversification in Diapensiaceae, we conducted biogeographic analyses and inferred shifts in ecological niche across the phylogeny of the clade. Although Diapensiaceae have been the focus of multiple phylogenetic and biogeographic studies, previous...

Long non-coding RNA XIST promotes the progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma through sponging miR-129-5p and upregulating CCND1 expression

Haoran Wang, Haomiao Li, Yongkui Yu, Qingfeng Jiang, Ruixiang Zhang, Haibo Sun, Wenqun Xing & Yin Li
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) X inactive specific transcript (XIST) has been identified as an oncogenic lncRNA in a series of human cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In this study, we aimed to further explore the underlying mechanism of XIST on ESCC progression. qRT-PCR assay was used to determine the levels of XIST and miR-129-5p. Western blot analysis was performed to assess cyclin D1 (CCND1) expression. Bioinformatic analysis was performed using starBase v2.0 software....

Data from: Evolutionary history of the angiosperm flora of China

Li-Min Lu, Ling-Feng Mao, Tuo Yang, Jian-Fei Ye, Bing Liu, Hong-Lei Li, Miao Sun, Joseph T. Miller, Sarah Mathews, Hai-Hua Hu, Yan-Ting Niu, Dan-Xiao Peng, You-Hua Chen, Stephen A. Smith, Min Chen, Kun-Li Xiang, Chi-Toan Le, Viet-Cuong Dang, An-Ming Lu, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Jian-Hua Li & Zhi-Duan Chen
High species diversity may result from recent rapid speciation in a ‘cradle’ and/or the gradual accumulation and preservation of species over time in a ‘museum’1,2. China harbours nearly 10% of angiosperm species worldwide and has long been considered as both a museum, owing to the presence of many species with hypothesized ancient origins3,4, and a cradle, as many lineages have originated as recent topographic changes and climatic shifts—such as the formation of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau...

Data from: Philip Grime's fourth corner: are there plant species adapted to high disturbance and low productivity?

Tomas Herben, Jitka Klimešová & Milan Chytrý
Grime's CSR species life-strategy theory (competition-stress-ruderality) provides a conceptual framework to classify species into competitive (high productivity, low disturbance), stress-tolerant (low productivity, low disturbance) and ruderal (high productivity, high disturbance). Importantly, this classification is based on the assumption that the niche space of disturbance and productivity is filled unevenly: while in productive habitats species can adapt to different disturbance regimes, species of low-productivity and disturbed habitats do not exist, resulting in a triangular distribution of...

Suppressed inflammation in obese children induced by a high-fiber diet is associated with the attenuation of gut microbial virulence factor genes

Hui Li, Guojun Wu, Liping Zhao & Menghui Zhang
In our previous study, a gut microbiota-targeted dietary intervention with a high-fiber diet improved the immune status of both genetically obese (Prader-Willi Syndrome, PWS) and simple obese (SO) children. However, PWS children had higher inflammation levels than SO children throughout the trial, the gut microbiota of the two cohorts was similar. As some virulence factors (VFs) produced by the gut microbiota play a role in triggering host inflammation, this study compared the characteristics and changes...

Construction of a novel risk model based on the random forest algorithm to distinguish pancreatic cancers with different prognoses and immune microenvironment features

Yalan Lei, Rong Tang, Jin Xu, Bo Zhang, Jiang Liu, Chen Liang, Qingcai Meng, Jie Hua, Xianjun Yu, Wei Wang & Si Shi
Immune-related long noncoding RNAs (irlncRNAs) are actively involved in regulating the immune status. This study aimed to establish a risk model of irlncRNAs and further investigate the roles of irlncRNAs in predicting prognosis and the immune landscape in pancreatic cancer. The transcriptome profiles and clinical information of 176 pancreatic cancer patients were retrieved from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Immune-related genes (irgenes) downloaded from ImmPort were used to screen 1903 immune-related lncRNAs (irlncRNAs) using Pearson’s...

sRNA23, a novel small RNA, regulates to the pathogenesis of Streptococcus suis serotype 2

Quanming Xu, Hong Chen, Wen Sun, Yongyi Zhang, Dewen Zhu, Kul Raj, Ji-Long Chen & Ye Chen
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) is an important ubiquitous zoonotic pathogen. To date, regulatory factors and their implication in S. suis pathogenesis are not fully understood. Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) have been proven to function as important regulatory factors in bacterial pathogenesis and stress adaptation. Here, we identified a differentially downregulated S. suis 05ZYH33 sRNA after iron starvation by RNA-seq, which we named sRNA23. The presence of sRNA23 was further confirmed by RACE...

CircRIMKLB promotes myoblast proliferation and inhibits differentiation by sponging miR-29c to release KCNJ12

Jian Wang, Yifan Wen, Jiawei Xu, Binglin Yue, Jialin Zhong, Li Zheng, Chuzhao Lei, Hong Chen & Yongzhen Huang
Muscle development is a complex process that was regulated by many factors, among which non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) play a vital role in regulating multiple life activities of muscle cells. Circular RNA (circRNA), a type of non-coding RNA with closed-loop structure, has been reported to affect multiple life processes. However, the roles of circRNAs on muscle development have not been fully elucidated. The present study aimed to determine whether and how circRIMKLB affects muscle development. Our...

A potential novel inflammation biomarker for predicting the prognosis of decompensated liver cirrhosis

Yanan Xie, Chiyi He & Wei Wang
This study aimed to explore the prognostic value of the lymphocyte (LYM)-to-white blood cell (WBC) ratio (LWR) in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis (DLC). This study was conducted by recruiting 214 patients with DLC with different aetiologies (development cohort). Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were used to assess the predictive accuracy of the LWR, and Youden’s index was used to determine the optimal cut-off values of the LWR based on the ROC curve. Next,...

CIED-Emission factors, 2015-2018

Ling Tang, Min Jia, Junai Yang, Ling Li, Xin Bo & Zhifu Mi
The Chinese Industrial Emissions Database (CIED) provides inventory of particulate matter (PM), SO2 and NOX from Chinese industries from 2015 to 2018, based on direct measurements from China’s continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) network. This document provides emissions factors for China’s different industrial emission sources.

Additional file 1 of Analysis of risk factors related to extremely and very preterm birth: a retrospective study

Xiaohong Ji, Chengqian Wu, Min Chen, Lili Wu, Ting Li, Zhijing Miao, Yan Lv & Hongjuan Ding
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Additional file 12 of Genomic Architecture of Yield Performance of an Elite Rice Hybrid Revealed by its Derived Recombinant Inbred Line and Their Backcross Hybrid Populations

Fan Zhang, Conghe Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Shuangbing Zhu, Kai Chen, Guixiang Zhou, Zhichao Wu, Min Li, Tianqing Zheng, Wensheng Wang, Zhi Yan, Qinyong Fei, Zhikang Li, Jinjie Chen & Jianlong Xu
Additional file 12: Table S7. The function of 45 cloned yield related genes identified as the candidate genes for determining the performance of hybrid rice variety QYSM.

Responses of grazing households to different levels of payments for ecosystem services

Weiwei Shen, Ting Zhou, Hong Chang, Xiao Qiu, Yahong Liu, Hailian Sun, Xiu Zhai, Hongbo Yang, Guihuan Liu & Wu Yang
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs have been implemented globally to protect ecosystems while securing the well-being of affected people. Reasonable payment standards are key to successful PES programs. Although some approaches are available for determining payment standards, few studies have applied them for grassland conservation with location indicators and socioeconomic contexts properly considered. Using China’s first pilot Grassland Ecological Compensation Policy (GECP) as an example, we analyzed the effects of payment levels, other natural...

sRNA23, a novel small RNA, regulates to the pathogenesis of Streptococcus suis serotype 2

Quanming Xu, Hong Chen, Wen Sun, Yongyi Zhang, Dewen Zhu, Kul Raj, Ji-Long Chen & Ye Chen
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) is an important ubiquitous zoonotic pathogen. To date, regulatory factors and their implication in S. suis pathogenesis are not fully understood. Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) have been proven to function as important regulatory factors in bacterial pathogenesis and stress adaptation. Here, we identified a differentially downregulated S. suis 05ZYH33 sRNA after iron starvation by RNA-seq, which we named sRNA23. The presence of sRNA23 was further confirmed by RACE...

Additional file 2 of Genomic Architecture of Yield Performance of an Elite Rice Hybrid Revealed by its Derived Recombinant Inbred Line and Their Backcross Hybrid Populations

Fan Zhang, Conghe Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Shuangbing Zhu, Kai Chen, Guixiang Zhou, Zhichao Wu, Min Li, Tianqing Zheng, Wensheng Wang, Zhi Yan, Qinyong Fei, Zhikang Li, Jinjie Chen & Jianlong Xu
Additional file 2: Table S2. Some summary statistics from two-way analysis of variance of 12 traits of rice hybrid QYSM, derived RIL and BCF1 hybrid (RIL × Q9311) populations evaluated in three environments (Hefei, Nanning and Deyang).

Additional file 8 of Genomic Architecture of Yield Performance of an Elite Rice Hybrid Revealed by its Derived Recombinant Inbred Line and Their Backcross Hybrid Populations

Fan Zhang, Conghe Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Shuangbing Zhu, Kai Chen, Guixiang Zhou, Zhichao Wu, Min Li, Tianqing Zheng, Wensheng Wang, Zhi Yan, Qinyong Fei, Zhikang Li, Jinjie Chen & Jianlong Xu
Additional file 8: Table S5. Classification of 2,736 epistatic QTL pairs into 13 types according to their gene actions identified in the Q9311/WSSM combined population.

Additional file 3 of Interaction of miR-200a-3p with YAP regulates cell proliferation and metastasis differentially in HPV-positive and HPV-negative cervical cancer cells

Hong Chen, Lingling Gu, Min Zhang, Huifen Chen, Hong Liao, Xueping Cao, Lu Yu & Jun Zhang
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Additional file 1 of Relationship between sarcopenia/paravertebral muscles and the incidence of vertebral refractures following percutaneous kyphoplasty: a retrospective study

Qi Chen, Chenyang Lei, Tingxiao Zhao, Zhanqiu Dai, Jun Zhang, Yongming Jin & Chen Xia
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Additional file 3 of Circular RNA circPVT1 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis via the β-TrCP/c-Myc/SRSF1 positive feedback loop

Yongzhen Mo, Yumin Wang, Yian Wang, Xiangying Deng, Qijia Yan, Chunmei Fan, Shuai Zhang, Shanshan Zhang, Zhaojian Gong, Lei Shi, Qianjin Liao, Can Guo, Yong Li, Guiyuan Li, Zhaoyang Zeng, Weihong Jiang, Wei Xiong & Bo Xiang
Additional file 3: Supplemental Table 3. Probes for fluorescence in situ hybridization and RNA pulldown, siRNAs, primers for qRT-PCR and vector construction.

Additional file 7 of Circular RNA circPVT1 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis via the β-TrCP/c-Myc/SRSF1 positive feedback loop

Yongzhen Mo, Yumin Wang, Yian Wang, Xiangying Deng, Qijia Yan, Chunmei Fan, Shuai Zhang, Shanshan Zhang, Zhaojian Gong, Lei Shi, Qianjin Liao, Can Guo, Yong Li, Guiyuan Li, Zhaoyang Zeng, Weihong Jiang, Wei Xiong & Bo Xiang
Additional file 7: Supplemental Table 7. Proteomic analysis of circPVT1-regulated proteins in CNE2 cells after transfected with the circPVT1overexpression or empty vectors, followed by LC-MS/MS spectrometry.

Additional file 5 of Circular RNA circPVT1 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis via the β-TrCP/c-Myc/SRSF1 positive feedback loop

Yongzhen Mo, Yumin Wang, Yian Wang, Xiangying Deng, Qijia Yan, Chunmei Fan, Shuai Zhang, Shanshan Zhang, Zhaojian Gong, Lei Shi, Qianjin Liao, Can Guo, Yong Li, Guiyuan Li, Zhaoyang Zeng, Weihong Jiang, Wei Xiong & Bo Xiang
Additional file 5: Supplemental Table 5. The potential circPVT1-interacting proteins in CNE2 cells identified by LC-MS/MS spectrometry after pull-down with the biontin-labeled circPVT1 probe.

Additional file 2 of Analysis of risk factors related to extremely and very preterm birth: a retrospective study

Xiaohong Ji, Chengqian Wu, Min Chen, Lili Wu, Ting Li, Zhijing Miao, Yan Lv & Hongjuan Ding
Supplementary Material 2

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