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Polo-like kinases regulate many aspects of mitotic and meiotic progression from yeast to man. In early mitosis, mammalian Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) controls centrosome maturation, spindle assembly, and microtubule attachment to kinetochores. However, despite the essential and diverse functions of Plk1, the full range of Plk1 substrates remains to be(More)
Alteration of lipid metabolism has been increasingly recognized as a hallmark of cancer cells. The changes of expression and activity of lipid metabolizing enzymes are directly regulated by the activity of oncogenic signals. The dependence of tumor cells on the dysregulated lipid metabolism suggests that proteins involved in this process are excellent(More)
It is now known that nanoparticles, when exposed to biological fluid, become coated with proteins and other biomolecules to form a 'protein corona'. Recent systematic studies have identified various proteins that can make up this corona, but these nanoparticle-protein interactions are still poorly understood, and quantitative studies to characterize them(More)
This paper presents the methods to improve the performance of mispronunciation detection at syllable level for Mandarin from two aspects: proposing scaled log-posterior probability (SLPP) and weighted phone SLPP to get the better measure of pronunciation quality; introducing speaker normalization of speaker adaptive training (SAT) and speaker adaptation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the restoration of function after spinal cord injury (SCI) in patients of different ages who have underwent intraspinal transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs). METHODS One hundred and seventy-one SCI patients were included in this study. Of them, 139 were male and 32 were female, with age ranging from 2 to 64 years(More)
Bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO) followed by exposure to a hypoxic condition (8% oxygen for 10 or 15 min) was performed in postnatal day 4 SD rats. Brain injury and myelination changes were examined on postnatal day 21 (P21) and tests for neurobehavioral toxicity were performed from P3 to P21. BCAO followed by 10 or 15 min hypoxic insult resulted(More)
Enhancers provide critical information directing cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, regulated by binding of signal-dependent transcription factors and their associated cofactors. Here, we report that the most strongly activated estrogen (E2)-responsive enhancers are characterized by trans-recruitment and in situ assembly of a large 1-2 MDa complex(More)
Bufalin, a naturally occurring small-molecule compound from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chansu showed inhibitory effects against human prostate, hepatocellular, endometrial and ovarian cancer cells, and leukemia cells. However, whether or not bufalin has inhibitory activity against the proliferation of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells(More)