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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)
The phytohormone abscisic acid ((+)-ABA) plays a key role in many processes. The biological and biochemical activities of unnatural (-)-ABA have been extensively investigated since 1960s. However, the recognition mechanism by which only a few members among PYR/PYL/RCAR (PYLs) family can bind (-)-ABA remains largely unknown. Here we systematically(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)
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)
RATIONALE Uncoupling protein (UCP)2 is a mitochondrial inner membrane protein that is expressed in mammalian myocardium under normal conditions and upregulated in pathological states such as heart failure. UCP2 is thought to protect cardiomyocytes against oxidative stress by dissipating the mitochondrial proton gradient and mitochondrial membrane potential(More)