Chia-Hui Tai

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We recently proposed the rate control protocol (RCP) as a way to minimize download times (or flow-completion times). Simulations suggest that if RCP were widely deployed, downloads would frequently finish an order of magnitude faster than with TCP. This is because RCP involves explicit feedback from the routers along the path, allowing a sender to pick a(More)
By serving as a microbial substrate for epithelial cell transglutaminase, Hwp1 (Hyphal wall protein 1) of Candida albicans participates in cross-links with proteins on the mammalian mucosa. Biophysical properties of the transglutaminase substrate domain were explored using a recombinant protein representative of the N-terminal domain of Hwp1 and were(More)
Network processors (NPs) promise a flexible, programmable packet processing infrastructure for network systems. To make full use of the capabilities of network processors, it is imperative to provide the ability to dynamically adapt to changing traffic patterns and to provide run-time support in the form of a network processor operating system. The(More)
O-Acetylserine sulfhydrylase catalyzes the synthesis of l-cysteine from O-acetyl-l-serine (OAS) and inorganic bisulfide. An anti-E2 mechanism has been proposed for the OASS-catalyzed elimination of acetate from OAS (Tai, C.-H., and Cook, P. F. (2001) Acc. Chem. Res. 34, 49-59). Site-directed mutagenesis was used to change S272 to alanine, which would be(More)
O-Acetylserine sulfhydrylase catalyzes the final step of the biosynthesis of l-cysteine, the replacement of the beta-acetoxy group of O-acetyl-l-serine (OAS) by a thiol. The 5'-phosphate of the PLP cofactor is very tightly bound to the enzyme; it accepts 8 hydrogen bonds from enzyme side chains and a pair of water molecules, and is in close proximity to a(More)
O-Acetylserine sulfhydrylase catalyzes the final step of the biosynthesis of L-cysteine, the replacement of the beta-acetoxy group of O-acetyl-L-serine (OAS) by a thiol. The enzyme undergoes a conformational change to close the site upon formation of the external Schiff base (ESB) with OAS. Mutation of K120 to Q was predicted to destabilize the closed form(More)
Widely implemented topology in Internet is Heterogeneous networks which are a combination of wired and wireless networks. Due to high bandwidth availability at wired links and high delayed products at wireless links, bottleneck situation is generated at Access Point and it has to face severe Congestion consequences. Some of the most known and recent(More)
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