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We present the design and implementation of the XSQ system for querying streaming XML data using XPath 1.0. Using a clean design based on a hierarchical arrangement of pushdown transducers augmented with buffers, XSQ supports features such as multiple predicates, closures, and aggregation. XSQ not only provides high throughput, but is also memory efficient:(More)
We have implemented and released the XSQ system for evaluating XPath queries on streaming XML data. XSQ supports XPath features such as multiple predicates, closures, and aggregation, which pose interesting challenges for streaming evaluation. Our implementation is based on using a hierarchical arrangement of augmented finite state automata. A design goal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the role of early or up-front radiotherapy (RT), the optimal RT dose required to achieve appropriate treatment outcome and prognostic factors for patients with localized extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal-type, in the upper aerodigestive tract. METHODS AND MATERIALS Eighty-two patients were reviewed. Eight patients were treated(More)
The breaking of immune tolerance of "self-antigens" associated with angiogenesis is an attractive approach to cancer therapy by active immunity. We used vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) as a model antigen to explore the feasibility of the immunotherapy with a vaccine based on a xenogeneic homologous protein. To test this concept, we(More)
The breaking of immune tolerance against self epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) should be a useful approach for the treatment of receptor-positive tumors with active immunization. To test this concept, we constructed a plasmid DNA encoding extracellular domain of xenogeneic (human) EGFr (hEe-p) or corresponding control mouse EGFr (mEe-p) and empty(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the treatment outcome of salvage concurrent radio-chemotherapy for patients with loco-recurrent esophageal cancer after surgery. METHODS 50 patients with loco-recurrent squamous-cell cancer after curative esophagectomy were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were treated with radiotherapy (median 60 Gy) combined with chemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE CXC chemokine ligand 10 (CXCL10) is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. We wonder whether the combination of CXCL10 with cisplatin would improve the therapeutic antitumor efficacy. EXPERIMENT DESIGN We evaluated the antitumor activity of the combination therapy in the immunocompetent C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice bearing LL/2 Lewis lung cancer and CT26(More)
LrPAL is a novel full-length cDNA isolated from Lycoris radiata by degenerate oligonucleotide primer PCR (DOP-PCR), 3′- and 5′-RACE approaches, harbours an open reading frame (ORF) encoding a 708 amino acid product. Sequence alignment showed that the deduced amino acid sequence of LrPAL shared more than 80% identity with other PAL sequences reported in(More)
A new Lycoris radiata pathogenesis-related (PR)-4 gene, LrPR4 was isolated. LrPR4 encodes a 142 amino acid protein with a predicted molecular mass of 15.43 kDa and pI of 7.56. The putative LrPR4 shows high similarity to PR4 type proteins from various plant species and belongs to the Barwin family. Like other PR4s from monocot plants, LrPR4 protein contains(More)