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Articles by B. Shen
Total Records ( 3 ) for B. Shen
  G Liu , M Ding , J Chen , J Huang , H Wang , Q Jing and B. Shen

Emerging evidence suggests that specific spatio-temporal microRNA (miRNA) expression is required for heart development. In recent years, hundreds of miRNAs have been discovered. In contrast, functional annotations are available only for a very small fraction of these regulatory molecules. In order to provide a global perspective for the biologists who study the relationship between differentially expressed miRNAs and heart development, we employed computational analysis to uncover the specific cellular processes and biological pathways targeted by miRNAs in mouse heart development. Here, we utilized Gene Ontology (GO) categories, KEGG Pathway, and GeneGo Pathway Maps as a gene functional annotation system for miRNA target enrichment analysis. The target genes of miRNAs were found to be enriched in functional categories and pathway maps in which miRNAs could play important roles during heart development. Meanwhile, we developed miRHrt (, a database aiming to provide a comprehensive resource of miRNA function in regulating heart development. These computational analysis results effectively illustrated the correlation of differentially expressed miRNAs with cellular functions and heart development. We hope that the identified novel heart development-associated pathways and the database presented here would facilitate further understanding of the roles and mechanisms of miRNAs in heart development.

  B. Shen , W. Ehrlichmann , M. Uebele , H.-J. Machulla and G. Reischl
  An improved, automated synthesis of [18F]FDOPA including four synthetic steps (fluorination, reductive iodination, alkylation and hydrolysis) is reported with each step optimized individually. In a home-made automatic synthesizer, 9064±3076 MBq of [18F]FDOPA were produced within 120 min from EOB (n=5). Radiochemical purity and enantiomeric excess were both ≥ 95%. Specific activity was ca. 50 GBq/μmol at EOS. This automatically operable synthesis is well suited for the multi-patient-dose routine production of n.c.a. [18F]FDOPA.
  X.Q. Shen , M. Shimizu , H. Okumura , F.J. Xu , B. Shen and G.Y. Zhang

GaN films and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures grown on vicinal sapphire (0 0 0 1) substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) are investigated. It is found that surface morphologies of GaN films depend on the vicinal angle, however, they are not sensitive to the inclination directions of the substrate. The optimized vicinal angle for obtaining excellent surface morphology is around 0.5°. This conclusion is also confirmed by characterizing the electrical property of two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in the AlGaN/GaN heterostructure.

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