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MicroRNAs have emerged as crucial regulators of tumorigenesis. However, it remains unknown whether miR-181a is involved in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. In this study, we found that miR-181a is overexpressed in human gastric cancer tissues. Ectopic expression of miR-181a mimic promoted the proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion and(More)
This paper presents a scheme for performing convolution operation directly on compressed images without decompressing them first. The use of such a scheme is demonstrated and discussed by showing the implementation of the Laplacian-of-Gaussian operator for edge detection. We present a complete evaluation of the different parameters involved in this process(More)
This article is one of a series of statements discussing the use of gastrointestinal endoscopy in common clinical situations. The Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy prepared this text. In preparing this guideline, a MEDLINE literature search was performed, and additional references were obtained from the(More)
With the increasing deployment of Internet P2P/overlay streaming systems, more and more clients use mobile devices , such as smart phones, PDAs, to access these Internet streaming services. Compared to wired desktops, mobile devices normally have smaller screen size, less color depth, and lower bandwidth and thus cannot correctly and effectively render and(More)
Mosquito control based on chemical insecticides is considered as an important element in the current global strategies for the control of mosquito-borne diseases. Unfortunately, the development of pyrethroid resistance in important vector mosquito species jeopardizes the effectiveness of insecticide-based mosquito control. To date, the mechanisms of(More)
Anopheles sinensis is an important mosquito vector of Plasmodium vivax, which is the most frequent and widely distributed cause of recurring malaria throughout Asia, and particularly in China, Korea, and Japan. We performed 454 next-generation sequencing and obtained a draft sequence of A. sinensis assembled into scaffolds spanning 220.8 million base pairs.(More)
Kallikrein cleaves low molecular weight kininogen to generate vasoactive kinins, which bind to the kinin B2 receptor, triggering a host of biological effects. Kallikrein gene delivery has been shown previously to reduce ischemia/reperfusion-induced cerebral infarction. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the kinin B2 receptor plays a protective(More)
—This paper is concerned with the finite-horizon recursive filtering problem for a class of nonlinear time-varying systems with missing measurements. The missing measurements are modeled by a series of mutually independent random variables obeying Bernoulli distributions with possibly different occurrence probabilities. Attention is focused on the design of(More)
The gene encoding acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT1-2) is a key quantitative trait locus that controls oil content and oleic acid composition in maize kernels. Here we re-sequenced the DGAT1-2 region responsible for oil variation in a maize landrace set and in 155 inbred lines (35 high-oil and 120 normal lines). The high-oil DGAT1-2 allele was(More)