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PubChem (https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) is a public repository for information on chemical substances and their biological activities, launched in 2004 as a component of the Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiatives of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). For the past 11 years, PubChem has grown to a sizable system, serving as a chemical information(More)
Recent studies have revealed the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in a variety of basic biological and pathological processes and the association of miRNA signatures with human diseases. Circulating miRNAs have been proposed as sensitive and informative biomarkers for multiple cancers diagnosis. We have previously documented aberrant up-regulation of miR-1(More)
A variety of real-life mobile sensing applications are becoming available, especially in the life-logging, fitness tracking and health monitoring domains. These applications use mobile sensors embedded in smart phones to recognize human activities in order to get a better understanding of human behavior. While progress has been made, human activity(More)
A (2R,3R)-2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase (BDH99::67) from Paenibacillus polymyxa ATCC 12321 was functionally characterized. The genetic characteristics of BDH99::67 are completely different from those of meso- and (2S,3S)-2,3-butanediol dehydrogenases. The results showed that BDH99::67 belongs to the medium-chain dehydrogenase/reductase superfamily and not to(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can suppress dendritic cells (DCs) maturation and function, mediated by soluble factors, such as indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), and nitric oxide (NO). Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a common immunosuppressive cytokine, and the downstream signaling of the JAK-STAT pathway has been shown to be involved(More)
The functional mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have become a research focus in recent years. Accumulating evidence supports the notion that MSCs act in a paracrine manner. Therefore, the biological factors in conditioned medium, including exosomes and soluble factors, derived from MSC cultures are being explored extensively. The results from(More)
This note investigates the output feedback stabilization of networked control systems (NCSs). The sensor-to-controller (S-C) and controller-to-actuator (C-A) random network-induced delays are modeled as Markov chains. The focus is on the design of a two-mode-dependent controller that depends on not only the current S-C delay but also the most recent(More)