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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)
Emerging evidence indicates that certain microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in epileptogenesis. MiR-219 is a brain-specific miRNA and has been shown to negatively regulate the function of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors by targeting Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII)γ. Herein, we found that the level of miR-219 was decreased in(More)
BACKGROUND Lycoris aurea, also called Golden Magic Lily, is an ornamentally and medicinally important species of the Amaryllidaceae family. To date, the sequencing of its whole genome is unavailable as a non-model organism. Transcriptomic information is also scarce for this species. In this study, we performed de novo transcriptome sequencing to produce the(More)
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), the first enzyme of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis, participates in the biosynthesis of flavonoids, lignins, stilbenes and many other compounds. In this study, we cloned a 2,326 bp full-length PAL2 gene from Lycoris radiata by using degenerate oligonucleotide primer PCR (DOP-PCR) and the rapid amplification of cDNA ends(More)
S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthetase catalyzes the synthesis of SAM, a molecule important for all cellular organisms. It is also considered to play an important role in salt tolerance of plants. Here, we cloned a Lycoris radiata (L. radiata) SAM synthetase gene LrSAMS to determine its biological function. The gene encodes a protein of 401 amino acids with(More)
On 12 May 2008, a violent earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurred in Wenchuan, Sichuan Province, China. The earthquake resulted in a large number of collapses and damages of buildings, and brought huge loss to the people's lives and properties. This paper gathers the building seismic damage data in major disaster area. The data are classified according(More)
The prognosis of pancreatic cancer ranks among the worst of all cancer types, which is primarily due to the fact that during the past decades little progress has been made in its diagnosis and treatment. Here, we set out to investigate the role of microRNA 138 (miR-138-5p) in the regulation of pancreatic cancer cell growth and to assess its role as putative(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)