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Pitch period is a key parameter in speech compression, synthesis and recognition. The AMDF is often used to determine this parameter. Due to the falling trend of the AMDF curve, however, it is easy to make the estimated pitch doubled or halved To correct these errors, the algoritlun has to increase its complexity. In this paper, we propose a new function,(More)
Chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) have been reported to have anticancer activity, immuno-enhancing effect and antimicrobial activity. However, other biological activities are unknown. Herein, we investigated the protective effects of COS against hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced oxidative damage on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC, ECV304(More)
An extracellular organic solvent-tolerant and cold-active lipase producing bacterium was isolated from oil-contaminated soil samples, and identified taxonomically as Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. The lipase from S. maltophilia CGMCC 4254 (SML) was purified 60.5-fold to homogeneity with 38.9 U/mg specific activity. Partially purified SML displayed remarkable(More)
By putting different chips on the same mask, shuttle mask (or multiple project wafer) provides an economical solution for low volume designs and design prototypes to share the rising mask cost. A challenging floorplanning problem is to optimally pack these chips according to objectives and constraints related to cost and manufacturability. In this paper, we(More)
Recent research has shown that neural network techniques can be used successfully for ground rainfall estimation from radar measurements. The neural network is a nonparametric method for representing the relationship between radar measurements and rainfall rate. The relationship is derived directly from a dataset consisting of radar measurements and rain(More)
Many microRNAs reside in clusters in the genome, are generally similar in sequence, are transcribed in the same direction, and usually function synergistically. The miR-183/96/182 cluster is composed of 3 miRNA genes, and increased expression of miR-183, 96 and 182 are implicated in glioma carcinogenesis. Knockdown of individual components or of the entire(More)
BACKGROUND Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis is the final common stage of renal failure. CD4+ T lymphocyte recruitment and activation after injury could be the very important early event that mediates the onset of renal fibrogenesis. But the role of CD4+ T lymphocytes in renal fibrosis is controversial and its cellular mechanism needs to be further(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of transurethral holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for prostate adenoma greater than 100 g. METHODS Sixty BPH patients with the prostate larger than 100 g were randomized to two treatment groups of HoLEP (n = 32) and open prostatectomy (n = 28). Comparisons were made between the two groups in operating(More)