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A common but often less tested explanation for the successful invasion of alien species is that invasive alien species outcompete their co-occurring natives, which may not always be the case. In this study, we established artificial environmental gradients in a series of pot experiments with controlled environments to investigate the effects of salinity,(More)
Recent studies have shown strong temporal correlations between past climate changes and societal crises. However, the specific causal mechanisms underlying this relation have not been addressed. We explored quantitative responses of 14 fine-grained agro-ecological, socioeconomic, and demographic variables to climate fluctuations from A.D. 1500-1800 in(More)
1Bx14 is a member of the high molecular weight (HMW) glutenin subunits specified by wheat Glu-B1-1 alleles. In this work, we found that the full-length amino acid sequence of 1Bx14 derived from cloned coding region was similar, but not identical, to that of 1Bx20. In the N-terminal domains of 1Bx14 and 1Bx20, the last two of the three cysteine residues,(More)
The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ASPSM) is a consortium of cancer centers performing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This is a position paper from the ASPSM on the standardization of the delivery of HIPEC. A survey was conducted of all cancer centers performing HIPEC in the United States.(More)
In the present work various free amino acids, including tryptophan and tyrosine, were effectively N-phthaloylated under reduced pressure and at lower temperature. Moreover, under these conditions, the presence of phthalic acid in phthalic anhydride did not hinder the N-phthaloylation of amino acids. This simple process is economic, environmentally friendly,(More)
  • W. Wang, B. Li
  • 2005
Selfish overlay networks consist of autonomous nodes that develop their own strategies by optimizing towards their local objectives and self-interests, rather than following prescribed protocols. It is thus important to regulate the behavior of selfish nodes, so that system-wide properties are optimized. In this paper, we investigate the problem of(More)
We have created a new benchmarking dataset for testing non-rigid 3D shape retrieval algorithms, one that is much more challenging than existing datasets. Our dataset features exclusively human models, in a variety of body shapes and poses. 3D models of humans are commonly used within computer graphics and vision, and so the ability to distinguish between(More)
[1] As the most populated region of the world, Asia is a major source of aerosols with potential large impact over vast downstream areas. Papers published in this special section describe the variety of aerosols observed in China and their effects and interactions with the regional climate as part of the East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols and their(More)
Glutamate-induced excitotoxicity and oxidative damage are believed to play an important role in the development of a number of central nerve system disorders. Nuclear-factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a master transcriptional regulator of many cytoprotective genes.We report herein that 5,6-dihydrocyclopenta-1,2-dithiole-3-thione (CPDT), which(More)