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To provide theoretical and applied references for biofortification of maize by increasing Zn and Fe concentration, the correlation and quantitative trait loci (QTL) of four mineral-related traits, i.e. zinc concentration of kernel (ZnK), zinc concentration of cob (ZnC), iron concentration of kernel (FeK) and iron concentration of cob (FeC) were studied for(More)
Trust and security have been considered as built-in properties for future Internet architecture. Leveraging the concept of named content in recently proposed information centric network, we propose a name-based trust and security protection mechanism. Our scheme is built with identity-based cryptography (IBC), where the identity of a user or device can act(More)
Asymmetric links are common in wireless networks for a variety of physical, logical, operational, and legal considerations. An asymmetric link supports uni-directional communication between a pair of mobile stations and requires a set of relay stations for the transmission of packets in the other direction. We introduce a MAC layer protocol for wireless(More)
—Information-centric networking (ICN) proposes to redesign the Internet by replacing its host centric design with an information centric one, by establishing communication at the naming level, with the receiver side acting as the driving force behind content delivery. Such design promises great advantages for the delivery of content to and from mobile(More)
Subspace learning is one of the main directions for face recognition. In this paper, a novel subspace learning approach, called Orthogonal Discriminant Neighborhood Preserving Projections (ODNPP), is proposed for robust face recognition. The aim of ODNPP is to preserve the within-class geometric structure, while maximizing the between-class scatter. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Accumulating evidence implicates inflammatory cytokines in the development of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia (SZ). IL-18 is one of cytokines that plays a crucial role in immune response and neurodevelopment. We aimed to investigate potential genetic alterations of the cytokine system underpinning SZ. METHODS We tested the(More)
UCP2 and UCP3, two novel uncoupling proteins, are important regulators of energy expenditure and thermogenesis in various organisms. The striking disparity between UCP2 mRNA and protein levels in muscle tissues prompted initial speculation that microRNAs are implicated in the regulatory pathway of UCP2. We found, for the first time, that the repression of(More)
Dendritic arborization is one of the key determinants of precise circuits for information processing in neurons. Unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying dendrite morphogenesis is critical to understanding the establishment of neuronal connections. Here, using gain- and loss-of-function approaches, we defined the chromodomain protein and transcription(More)
The pathogenetic mechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is still unknown; however, genetic variants play a critical role in the pathogenesis of AD. It has been reported that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the sortilin-related receptor with A-type repeats (SORL1, also called LR11 or sorLA) are associated with late-onset AD in Caucasian populations.(More)
ALKBH7 is the mitochondrial AlkB family member that is required for alkylation- and oxidation-induced programmed necrosis. In contrast to the protective role of other AlkB family members after suffering alkylation-induced DNA damage, ALKBH7 triggers the collapse of mitochondrial membrane potential and promotes cell death. Moreover, genetic ablation of mouse(More)