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The Role of Smartphones in Mediating the Touristic Experience
Mobile phones have evolved to be smart computers (smartphones) supporting a wide range of information services that can be accessed anytime and from (almost) anywhere. With the increasing number ofExpand
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Characterization of a Novel Influenza Virus in Cattle and Swine: Proposal for a New Genus in the Orthomyxoviridae Family
ABSTRACT We have recently reported the isolation of a novel virus, provisionally designated C/swine/Oklahoma/1334/2011 (C/OK), with 50% overall homology to human influenza C viruses (ICV), from a pigExpand
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Drosophila cyfip Regulates Synaptic Development and Endocytosis by Suppressing Filamentous Actin Assembly
The formation of synapses and the proper construction of neural circuits depend on signaling pathways that regulate cytoskeletal structure and dynamics. After the mutual recognition of a growing axonExpand
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A Tension-Based Model Distinguishes Hypertrophic versus Dilated Cardiomyopathy
The heart either hypertrophies or dilates in response to familial mutations in genes encoding sarcomeric proteins, which are responsible for contraction and pumping. These mutations typically alterExpand
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Comparative Analyses of the Three-dimensional Structures and Enzymatic Properties of α, β, γ, and δ Isoforms of Ca2+-Calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase II*
Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM-kinase II) is a ubiquitous Ser/Thr-directed protein kinase that is expressed from a family of four genes (α, β, γ, and δ) in mammalian cells. We haveExpand
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Histone demethylase UTX-1 regulates C. elegans life span by targeting the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway.
Epigenetic modifications are thought to be important for gene expression changes during development and aging. However, besides the Sir2 histone deacetylase in somatic tissues and H3K4 trimethylationExpand
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Health-related quality of life and its influencing factors for patients with hypertension: evidence from the urban and rural areas of Shaanxi Province, China
BackgroundHypertension is an important public health issue in China, but there are few studies on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with hypertension in China. This study aims toExpand
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Virtual Reality, Presence, and Attitude Change: Empirical Evidence from Tourism
Abstract The rapid development of virtual reality (VR) technology offers opportunities for a widespread consumption of VR tourism content. It also presents challenges to better understand theExpand
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Price determinants of sharing economy based accommodation rental : a study of listings from 33 cities on Airbnb.com
Abstract The advent of the “sharing economy” challenges not only the business of hotel industry but also the theories and models based on the conventional hotel industry. A key dimension of theExpand
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Economic reforms, efficiency and productivity in Chinese banking
This paper analyzes the impact of banking reforms on efficiency and total factor productivity (TFP) change in Chinese banking industry. Using an input distance function, we find that joint-equityExpand
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