Donghui Chen

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Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been isolated from circulating mononuclear cells in human peripheral blood and shown to be incorporated into foci of neovascularization, consistent with postnatal vasculogenesis. We determined whether endogenous stimuli (tissue ischemia) and exogenous cytokine therapy (granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating(More)
Given n terminals in the Euclidean plane and a positive constant, find a Steiner tree interconnecting all terminals with the minimum number of Steiner points such that the Euclidean length of each edge is no more than the given positive constant. This problem is NP-hard with applications in VLSI design, WDM optical networks and wireless communications. In(More)
We report here the identification and characterization of a novel gene (AUTS2) that spans the 7q11.2 breakpoint in a monozygotic twin pair concordant for autism and a t(7;20) (q11.2; p11.2) translocation. AUTS2 is 1.2 Mb and has 19 exons. The predicted protein is 1295 amino acids and does not correspond to any known protein. DNA sequence analysis of autism(More)
New therapies for late stage and castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) depend on defining unique properties and pathways of cell sub-populations capable of sustaining the net growth of the cancer. One of the best enrichment schemes for isolating the putative stem/progenitor cell from the murine prostate gland is Lin(-);Sca1(+);CD49f(hi) (LSC(hi)),(More)
Using ultraviolet (UV) irradiation of micro-arc oxidized (MAO) titania coating in distilled water for 0.5 and 2h, we have achieved an enhanced bioactivity and cell response to titania surface. The MAO coating appears porous and predominantly consists of nanocrystallized anatase TiO(2). Compared with the MAO coating, the UV-irradiated coatings do not exhibit(More)
Many image processing and computer vision problems can be solved as quadratic programs in the nonnegative cone. This paper develops a provably convergent multiplicative update that has a simple form and is amenable to fine-grained data parallelism. Classic algorithms for deblurring, matrix factorization, and tomography are recovered as special cases. This(More)
INTRODUCTION Accumulating evidences indicate that circadian abnormalities lead to sleep disorder, neurodegenerative diseases and depression. We have reported that the polymorphisms of a clock-related gene, Tef, contributed to the risk of sleep disturbances and depression in the Parkinson disease. The objective of the present study was to examine whether the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of reinnervation of the bilateral posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscles using the left phrenic nerve in patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis. METHODS Forty-four patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis who underwent reinnervation of the bilateral PCA muscles using the left(More)
CONCLUSION Long-term denervation-induced satellite cells (SCs) deficiency impairs facial muscle regenerative capacity. Delayed reinnervation can reactivate residual SCs to engage in muscle regeneration. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of denervation and delayed reinnervation on SCs in facial(More)