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Dendritic cells (DCs) can initiate and shape host immune responses toward either immunity or tolerance by their effects on antigen-specific CD4(+) T cells. DC-asialoglycoprotein receptor (DC-ASGPR), a lectinlike receptor, is a known scavenger receptor. Here, we report that targeting antigens to human DCs via DC-ASGPR, but not lectin-like oxidized-LDL(More)
The fear responses to environmental threats play a fundamental role in survival. Little is known about the neural circuits specifically processing threat-relevant sensory information in the mammalian brain. We identified parvalbumin-positive (PV(+)) excitatory projection neurons in mouse superior colliculus (SC) as a key neuronal subtype for detecting(More)
  • Yicun Cai, Qingwei Liu, +4 authors Zhong Huang
  • 2013
Coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) is one of the main pathogens that cause hand, foot and mouth disease, which frequently occurs in young children. A small percentage of patients infected with CA16 may suffer from severe neurological complications that could also lead to death. Recent epidemiological data shows the increase in both the total number and the incidence(More)
—In this paper, we exploit a novel setting for Cognitive Radio (CR) networks to enable multiple operators to involve secondary users (SUs) as cooperative relays for their primary users. In return, SUs get an opportunity to access spare channels for their own data transmission. Initially, we assume that the CR network supports payment transfer. Then, we(More)
DNA-binding proteins are vital for the study of cellular processes. In recent genome engineering studies, the identification of proteins with certain functions has become increasingly important and needs to be performed rapidly and efficiently. In previous years, several approaches have been developed to improve the identification of DNA-binding proteins.(More)
Imaging in poor weather is often severely degraded by scattering due to suspended particles in the atmosphere such as haze, fog and mist. Poor visibility becomes a major problem for most outdoor vision applications. In this paper, we propose a novel fast defogging method from a single image of a scene based on a fast bilateral filtering approach. The(More)
Tumor immunosuppression is commonly braided with chronic inflammation during tumor development. However, the relationship between immunosuppression and inflammation in tumor microenvironment is still unclear. We have demonstrated that mast cells are accumulated and exacerbate the inflammation and immunosuppression in tumor microenvironment via SCF/c-kit(More)
As a DNA repair protein, Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) plays crucial parts in preventing carcinogenesis. Two functional germ line variants (-69G > A and 4150G > T) in the FEN1 gene have been associated with DNA damage levels in coke oven workers and lung cancer risk in general populations. However, the role of these genetic variants on gastrointestinal cancer(More)