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GLP-1 receptor;GPCR;receptor structure-function;biased agonism;

Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Affects Peptide-mediated Biased Agonism Controlling[Jun 20, 2018]

Recently, scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fudan University and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia, spent three years focusing on the N-terminal and TM1 region near the extracellular domain, and found that they play an important role in controlling peptide-mediated biased agonism.

water use efficiency;rubber plantation;temperature;environmental and biological factors;Xishuangbanna

Temperature: A Main Factor Influences Water Use Efficiency in Rubber Plantation[Jun 21, 2018]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden conducted a study to examine the annual and interannual dynamics of water use efficiency (WUE) during the growing season and the interannual trend of WUE in rubber plantations. They also wanted to explore the environmental and biological factors that control the variation in monthly WUE.

GLUT1;imaging;super-resolution

Super-resolution Imaging Reveals Mechanism of GLUT1 Clustering[Jun 21, 2018]

Prof. WANG Hongda of the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry and Prof. XIONG Wenyong from the Kunming Institute of Botany, together with their team members, first investigated the distribution and assembly of GLUT1 at a nanometer resolution by direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy.

Populus euphratica;drought;ramet;water integration

Water Integration Mechanism of Populus euphratica Young Ramets in Extreme Drought Habitat Uncovered[Jun 21, 2018]

A research team led by CHEN Yaning from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography found that the spatial distribution architecture of Populus euphratica young ramets assumes a guerrilla growth form that was adapted to significant heterogeneity and patches of habitat resources.

photodynamic therapy;photosensitizer;nanodot

Tumor-triggered Photodynamic Therapy Using Pentalysine-phthalocyanine Assembly Nanodots[Jun 20, 2018]

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging therapeutic modality for malignant cancers. Recently, researchers at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter of Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the controllable photodynamic effects by using a type of smart photodynamic nanodots, pentalysine-phthalocyanine assembly nanodots (PPAN).

phylogeographic regionalization;phylogeoregion;flora;concept

A New Concept of Floristic Regionalization: Phylogeographic Regionalization and Phylogeoregion[Jun 20, 2018]

Due to complicated pattern of compositional affinities within floral biotas, traditional methods may be challenging for defining floristic units, especially focusing on the smaller floristic sub regions. Prof. SUN Hang's Group from Kunming Institute of Botany proposed a new concept of "Phylogeographic regionalization", which used the phylogeographic data to identify particularly evolutionarily distinct floras and named as "phylogeoregions".

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