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Muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) is critical for the synaptic clustering of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) and plays multiple roles in the organization and maintenance of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). MuSK is activated by agrin, which is released from motoneurons, and induces AChR clustering at the postsynaptic membrane. Although autoantibodies(More)
  • ZHANG Wen-Chao, SHAN Shi-Guang, ZHANG Hong-Ming, CHEN Jie, CHEN Xi-Lin, GAO Wen +1 other
  • 2006
In this paper, a method for face description and recognition is proposed, which extracts the histogram sequence of local Gabor binary patterns (HSLGBP) from the magnitudes of Gabor coefficients. Since Gabor feature is robust to illumination and expression variations and has been successfully used in face recognition area. First, the proposed method(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between hypoceruloplasminemia-related movement disorder (HCMD) without Kayser-Fleischer rings in Wilson disease (WD) and ATP7B gene mutation. METHODS Clinical feature, serum ceruloplasmin (CP), total serum copper, non-CP-bound serum copper (nCC), urine copper, and ATP7B gene sequence were investigated in 24 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) as a single non-invasive method in detecting prostate cancer (PCa) and to deduce its clinical utility. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed to identify relevant original studies. Quality of included studies was assessed by QUADAS-2 (Quality Assessment of(More)
For the purpose of screening putative anthracnose resistance-related genes of ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud), a cDNA library was constructed by suppression subtractive hybridization using anthracnose-resistant cultivar Huazhu no. 4. The cDNAs from Huazhu no. 4, which were infected with Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, were used as the tester and cDNAs from(More)
BACKGROUND Lung injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children. The damage to membrane phospholipids leads to the collapse of the bronchial alveolar epithelial barrier during acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Phospholipase A2 (PLA2), a key enzyme in the(More)
The improved energy-efficient AODV for low mobility ad hoc networks is studied in this paper because nodes in an ad hoc network operate with limited energy. To extend the lifetime of the low mobility ad hoc networks, the node energy consumption of the overall network is reduced by dynamically controlling the transmission power while maintaining all nodes(More)
Here we present the first evidence that muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) antigen can cause myasthenia in animals. MuSK is expressed at the postsynaptic membranes of neuromuscular junctions (NMJ) and forms complexes with acetylcholine receptors (AChR) and rapsyn. MuSK is activated by agrin, which is released from motoneurons, and induces AChR clustering and(More)
The Artificial Neural Network (ANN) method is applied to intelligent aerodynamic design for airfoils. A Self-Organizing Map (SOM) network is demonstrated selecting referenced airfoils which mostly meet or close to the design requirement from airfoil database. Then a Back-Propagation (BP) network automatically learns the relationship between referenced(More)
Millimeter wave (MMW) radar is booming in application to target seeker onboard the air-to-air missile (AAM), which has the capability to obtain all-weather radar images for auto target recognition (ATR) and intelligent active homing guidance. An advanced simulation system for MMW imaging radar seekers of AAM was introduced in this paper. The system is(More)