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  • Manish Choubisa, Kamal Hiran, +10 authors J. Y. Hsiao
  • 2011
Digital watermarking is the modern idea in digital media for copyright protection. Many watermarking algorithm has been developed in recent years, but context of the purposes, as they serve, they contrast from each other. Here we propose algorithm of digital watermarking technique based on DCT (Discrete Cosine Transformation) using permuting the image.(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a life-threatening systemic illness of abrupt onset and unknown cause. Proteolysis of the blood-clotting protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) observed in normal plasma is decreased in TTP patients. However, the identity of the responsible protease and its role in the pathophysiology of TTP remain unknown. We(More)
The birthdates of neuronal populations comprising the chick telencephalon were determined by 3H-thymidine labeling and were mapped with respect to their terminal positions in the 16-day embryo. Essentially all neurons were generated between four and nine days of embryonic development. Each telencephalic structure (based on terminology used by Karten and(More)
Computed tomography (CT) images have been widely used for liver disease diagnosis. Designing and developing computer-assisted image processing techniques to help doctors improve their diagnosis has received considerable interests over the past years. In this paper, a CT liver image diagnostic classification system is presented which will automatically find,(More)
The movements of cells from their sites of origin in the proliferative neuroepithelium to their final positions in the chick telencephalon were traced by autoradiographic analysis of 3H-thymidine-labeled brains. A series of chick embryos were labeled on successive days of development between days 5 and 9 and fixed for autoradiography between days 6 and 10.(More)
While von Willebrand factor (vWF) is secreted from endothelial cells as a very large polymer, it circulates as a series of multimers that are reducible to a 225-kD polypeptide and three proteolytic fragments of 189, 176, and 140 kD. Cleavage at the Tyr-842/Met-843 bond of the vWF polypeptide creates the 140- and 176-kD fragments. In the process of(More)
The multimeric composition of human endothelial cell (EC)-derived von Willebrand factor (vWF) was studied using SDS-agarose gel electrophoresis and autoradiography. Two multimers were found in lysates prepared from confluent cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells. The smaller multimer had a molecular weight (mol wt) of approximately 950 Kd,(More)
Severe deficiency of ADAMTS13, a von Willebrand factor (VWF)-cleaving metalloprotease, causes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. When analyzed with VWF multimers, but not with an abbreviated VWF peptide (VWF73) as the substrate, the plasma ADAMTS13 activity levels of mouse strains segregated into a high and a low group that differed by approximately 10(More)
Deficiency of von Willebrand factor (VWF) cleaving protease ADAMTS13 is associated with the development of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). A case of congenital TTP that was previously reported to have normal ADAMTS13 activity was analyzed at the molecular level. Reanalysis of plasma VWF cleaving protease activity using a different assay revealed(More)
—In the circulation, a plasma metalloprotease, ADAMTS13, cleaves von Willebrand factor (vWF) in a shear-dependent manner. This article reviews the role of this cleavage in regulating vWF-platelet interaction and proposes a scheme for understanding how a deficiency of ADAMTS13 results in the development of microthrombi in patients with thrombotic(More)