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In this work, we conducted a case study of a popular Chinese microblogging site, Sina-Weibo, to investigate how Chinese netizens used microblogging in response to a major disaster: the 2010 Yushu Earthquake. We combined multiple analysis methods in this case study, including content analysis of microblog messages, trend analysis of different topics, and an(More)
Signatures and handwriting have long played a role in day-today business transactions and in forensics, e.g., to authenticate documents , as evidence to establish crime or innocence, etc. The individuality of handwriting and signatures is the basis for their relevance to authenti-cation and forensics. This very individuality makes them also potentially(More)
A system for spotting words in scanned document images in three scripts, Devanagari, Ara-bic and Latin is described. Three main components of the system are a word segmenter, a shape based matcher for words and a search interface. The user gives a query which can be either a word image or text. The candidate words that are searched in the documents are(More)
MicroRNAs are a group of small non-coding RNAs that modulate gene expression. The de-regulation of microRNA expression has been found in several types of cancer. To study the role of microRNAs in gastric cancer (GC), we analyzed the expression profile of 847 microRNAs in GC from Chinese patients. Total RNA was used for hybridization on the miRCURY LNA Array(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the significance of expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) and associated proteins in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) and their impact on prognosis. Expression of HIF-1alpha, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), survivin, CD34 and Ki-67 and apoptotic cells(More)
Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 (Tdp1) cleaves the phosphodiester bond between a covalently stalled topoisomerase I (Topo I) and the 3' end of DNA. Stalling of Topo I at DNA strand breaks is induced by endogenous DNA damage and the Topo I-specific anticancer drug camptothecin (CPT). The H493R mutation of Tdp1 causes the neurodegenerative disorder(More)
BACKGROUND Stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1) is an efficacious leukocyte chemoattractant, which can attract lymphocytes and mononuclear cells from bloodstream into the site of inflammation. Emodin, an anthraquinone derivative from Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, and baicalein, a flavone from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, both have been reported to possess(More)
The long intergenic non-coding RNA LINC00312, also called NAG7, was first cloned by our group. Our previous studies have found that LINC00312 could inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells but also stimulate NPC cell invasion. However, the relevance of LINC00312 in NPC progression or in patient outcomes has not been(More)
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a principal structural component of caveolar membrane domains, contributes to cancer development but its precise functional roles and regulation remain unclear. In this study, we determined the oncogenic function of Cav-1 in preclinical models of pancreatic cancer and in human tissue specimens. Cav-1 expression levels correlated with(More)
We previously demonstrated that a systematic passage of a pathogenic field isolate of Sendai virus (SeV), the Hamamatsu strain, in embryonated eggs caused attenuation of virulence to mice, and we isolated viral clones of distinct virulence (K. Kiyotani et al. Arch. Virol. 146:893-908, 2001). One of the clones, E15cl2, which was obtained from the virus at(More)