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A simple and flexible technique for improving the modeling and predistortion of power amplifiers is presented. The technique, which relies on the sparsity assumption for the kernel coefficients of the full Volterra (FV) behavioral model, combines a greedy algorithm for the selection of the active coefficients, a maximum likelihood method for their(More)
The continuously increasing demand for wide bandwidth creates great difficulties in employing digital predistortion (DPD) for radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers (PAs) in future ultra-wideband systems because the existing DPD system requires multiple times the input signal bandwidth in the transmitter and receiver chain, which is sometimes almost(More)
Chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) have been reported to have anticancer activity, immuno-enhancing effect and antimicrobial activity. However, other biological activities are unknown. Herein, we investigated the protective effects of COS against hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced oxidative damage on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC, ECV304(More)
Naive T cell activation requires signaling by the T cell receptor and by nonclonotypic cell surface receptors. The most important costimulatory protein is the monovalent homodimer CD28, which interacts with CD80 and CD86 expressed on antigen-presenting cells. Here we present the crystal structure of a soluble form of CD28 in complex with the Fab fragment of(More)
GDP-mannose pyrophosphorylase (GMPase: EC plays a crucial role in the synthesis of l-ascorbate (AsA) and the consequent detoxification of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Herein, a GMPase (accession ID DQ449030) was identified and cloned from tomato. The full-length cDNA sequence of this gene contains 1,498 bp nucleotides encoding a putative protein(More)
Transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) are a powerful new approach for targeted gene disruption in various animal models, but little is known about their activities in Mus musculus, the widely used mammalian model organism. Here, we report that direct injection of in vitro transcribed messenger RNA of TALEN pairs into mouse zygotes induced(More)
Glycoproteins present special problems for structural genomic analysis because they often require glycosylation in order to fold correctly, whereas their chemical and conformational heterogeneity generally inhibits crystallization. We show that the "glycosylation problem" can be solved by expressing glycoproteins transiently in mammalian cells in the(More)
PD-1, a receptor expressed by T cells, B cells, and monocytes, is a potent regulator of immune responses and a promising therapeutic target. The structure and interactions of human PD-1 are, however, incompletely characterized. We present the solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based structure of the human PD-1 extracellular region and detailed(More)
Confronted with the gradual and inescapable exhaustion of the earth’s fossil energy resources, the bio-based process to produce platform chemicals from renewable carbohydrates is attracting growing interest. Escherichia coli has been chosen as a workhouse for the production of many valuable chemicals due to its clear genetic background, convenient to be(More)
BACKGROUND As an alternative for economic biodiesel production, the microbial production of extracellular fatty acid from renewable resources is receiving more concerns recently, since the separation of fatty acid from microorganism cells is normally involved in a series of energy-intensive steps. Many attempts have been made to construct fatty acid(More)