Cheng Xiang Zhai

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Automatic discovery of new protein motifs (i.e. amino acid patterns) is one of the major challenges in bioinformatics. Several algorithms have been proposed that can extract statistically significant motif patterns from any set of protein sequences. With these methods, one can generate a large set of candidate motifs that may be biologically meaningful.(More)
Coal is widely used in PR China. Unfortunately, coal from some areas in Guizhou Province contains elevated levels of arsenic. This has caused arsenicosis in individuals who use arsenic-contaminated coal for the purposes of heating, cooking and drying of food in poorly ventilated dwellings. The population at risk has been estimated to be approximately(More)
Opinion mining is a booming area which has swiftly and definitely captured a lot of attention recently. Right from education to shopping, job or home, be it a political or a social affair, professional or social task, humans need opinions in anything they do. Opinions can be either manual or online. As the era of internet has taken layman along, we have(More)
In this project, the relationship between fluorine content in drinking water and dental health of residents in some large cities in China was evaluated. The concentration of fluorine in tap water and in urine of local subjects of 28 cities and 4 high fluorine villages in China shows a strong positive correlation (r(2)=0.96, S.E.=0.9881). Our studies(More)
The Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key transcription factor regulating a wide array of genes for antioxidant and detoxification enzymes in response to oxidative and xenobiotic stress. A large number of Nrf2-antioxidant response element (ARE) activators have been screened for use as chemopreventive agents in oxidative stress-related(More)
To investigate the effects of arsenic exposure on porphyrins excretion profiles in human, porphyrins were measured by HPLC and total arsenic by HG-AAS in urine samples collected from arsenicosis-endemic areas and control sites in Guizhou Province. Analytical data showed that urinary uroporphyrin-III and coproporphyrin-III were significantly elevated in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to illustrate the perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) levels in serum of non-occupational exposure human from Shenyang and Chongqing areas and to compare the distributing character and region difference of PFOS and PFOA in those two region human. METHODS Sera samples of(More)
James Allan (editor), Jay Aslam, Nicholas Belkin, Chris Buckley, Jamie Callan, Bruce Croft (editor), Sue Dumais, Norbert Fuhr, David Harper, Djoerd Hiemstra, Wessel Kraaij, Donna Harman, Ed Hovy, David Lewis, Thomas Hofmann, John Lafferty, Victor Lavrenko, Liz Liddy, Andrew McCallum, R. Manmatha, Jay Ponte, John Prager, Dragomir Radev, Philip Resnik,(More)
Freeze-thaw induced fracturing coal by liquid nitrogen (LN2) injection exerts a significant positive effect on the fracture permeability enhancement of the coal reservoir. To evaluate the different freeze-thaw variables which modify the mechanical properties of treated coals, the effects of freezing time, number of freeze-thaw cycles, and the moisture(More)
In this paper, an integrated coke dry quenching combined gasification system using coke oven gas and steam to quench the incandescent coke is proposed. The distinct advantages of the system include energy conservation, pollution reduction, coke quality improvement and full use of resources. Based on the minimization of the Gibbs free energy, the flow rate(More)