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The success of some recent texture synthesis methods, see [8, 17], suggests that there exists an underlying formulation explaining their performance and paving the way to more involved modeling. Based on their ideas, we formalize a low-level global deterministic solution for image inpainting. A correspondence map is defined as linking each blank or missing(More)
Published data on the association between miR-196a2 rs11614913 polymorphism and risk of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are inconsistent among studies. To clarify the association, we performed a comprehensive literature search and a meta-analysis. We searched multiple databases to identify genetic association studies investigating the effect of miR-196a2(More)
Neural progenitor cell (NPC) replacement therapy is a promising treatment for neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD). It requires a controlled directional migration and integration of NPCs, for example dopaminergic (DA) progenitor cells, into the damaged host brain tissue. There is, however, only limited understanding of how to(More)
How autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved intracellular catabolic system for bulk degradation, selectively degrades protein aggregates is poorly understood. Here, we show that several maternally derived germ P granule components are selectively eliminated by autophagy in somatic cells during C. elegans embryogenesis. The activity of sepa-1 is required for(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and fatal brain disease, but the pathogenesis of AD is still not understood. Aberrant cell-cycle re-entry of neuronal cells is emerging as a potential pathological mechanism in AD. Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is an established regulator of many cell cycle-related events. Interestingly, Plk1 is present in susceptible(More)
Alterporriol L, a new bianthraquinone derivative, was isolated from a marine fungus Alternaria sp. ZJ9-6B. The cytotoxic activity and anticancer mechanisms of alterporriol L towards breast cancer cells lines were detected using MTT assay, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry. Simultaneously, the changes in morphological properties of cells were detected(More)
Xenopus laevis tadpoles can regenerate tail, including spinal cord, after partial amputation, but lose this ability during a specific period around stage 45. They regain this ability after stage 45. What happens during this "refractory period" might hold the key to spinal cord regeneration. We hypothesize that electric currents at amputated stumps play(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies on the association between miR-146a rs2910164 polymorphism and risk of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers showed inconclusive results. Accordingly, we conducted a comprehensive literature search and a meta-analysis to clarify the association. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Data were collected from the following electronic databases:(More)
  • Xing-Feng Zheng, Yu-Xiao Hong, Gui-Jie Feng, Gao-Feng Zhang, Helen Rogers, Michael A. O. Lewis +4 others
  • 2013
Macrophages are heterogeneous cell populations that are present in all tissues. Macrophages can be divided into classically activated inflammatory macrophages (M1) and alternatively activated anti-inflammatory macrophages (M2). It has been generally accepted that M1 macrophages are polarised in an inflammatory environment to produce pro-inflammatory(More)