C. K. Li

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Folding and transport of proteins, such as major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I, through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is tightly regulated in all cells, including muscle tissue, where the specialized ER sarcoplasmic reticulum is also critical to muscle fiber function. Overexpression of MHC class I protein is a common feature of many muscle(More)
OBJECTIVES To study muscle biopsy tissue from patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) in order to test the reliability of a score tool designed to quantify the severity of histological abnormalities when applied to biceps humeri in addition to quadriceps femoris. Additionally, to evaluate whether elements of the tool correlate with clinical measures of(More)
In this paper, a digital halftoning method is proposed to diffuse error with a more symmetric error distribution by making use of the concept of delayed decision. It can improve the diffusion performance by effectively reducing the directional hysteresis. A corresponding dot-overlap compensation scheme is also proposed to eliminate the bias in the gray(More)
This study investigated the effect of handedness on motor unit number index (MUNIX). Maximal hand strength, compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and voluntary surface electromyography (EMG) signals were measured bilaterally for the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) and thenar muscles in 24 right-handed and 2 left-handed healthy subjects. Mean (±standard(More)
Dedication This dissertation is dedicated to my loving wife. Her continued support and unconditional love have provided me enough energy and time to continue and finish my research. This work is also dedicated to my parents, who have been beyond patient and have always been there when I needed them. Their love for their children is beyond any that I have(More)