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This¿paper describes an FPGA implementation which features a hardware-oriented Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm, a scalable architecture with high-speed mode and high-accuracy mode, and highly parallel datapath modules. The proposed FPGA implementation can generate a SIFT descriptor vector with 50 MHz for VGA resolution¿video¿(640 ×(More)
We propose a low-power non-precharge-type two-port SRAM for video processing. The proposed memory cell (MC) has ten transistors (10T), comprised of the conventional 6T MC, a readout inverter and a transmission gate for a read port. Since the readout inverter fully charges/discharges a read bitline, there is no precharge circuit on the read bitline. Thus,(More)
We have developed a low-power VLSI chip for 60-kWord real-time continuous speech recognition based on a context-dependent Hidden Markov Model (HMM). Our implementation includes a cache architecture using locality of speech recognition, beam pruning using a dynamic threshold, two-stage language model searching, highly parallel Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM)(More)
We have engineered a metal-binding site into the novel artificial β-propeller protein Pizza. This new Pizza variant carries two nearly identical domains per polypeptide chain, and forms a trimer with three-fold symmetry. The designed single metal ion binding site lies on the symmetry axis, bonding the trimer together. Two copies of the trimer associate in(More)
A readily sedimentable nuclear fraction from Chinese hamster embryo fibroblast (CHEF/18) cells catalyzes incorporation of 14C-rCDP into DNA. Data indicated that this incorporation is made possible by the conversion of rCDP into a small and functionally compartmentalized, rather than a large and freely diffusible, pool of dCTP. This catalytically active(More)
Type-2 diabetes is characterized by obesity-related insulin resistance. Insulin resistance and accompanying hyperinsulinemia have been reported to play an important role in pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a mixture of positional and geometric isomers of linoleic acid, has attracted considerable attention because of(More)
A simple, accurate and precise isocratic reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method has been developed and validated for the determination of a new cephalosporin in human serum and urine. Human serum samples, calibration standards and quality control samples (250 microliter) were combined with an equal volume of 6% trichloroacetic acid(More)
In this study, 12 healthy males were exposed to various light conditions (2300K, 3000K, 5000K and dim) for 1.5h at midnight. The conditions of 3000K and 5000K were created by commercial fluorescent lamps. The light at 2300K was achieved by fitting a 3000K fluorescent lamp with a special filter that absorbed short-wavelength light. The vertical illuminance(More)
MytiLec is a lectin, isolated from bivalves, with cytotoxic activity against cancer cell lines that express globotriaosyl ceramide, Galα(1,4)Galβ(1,4)Glcα1-Cer, on the cell surface. Functional analysis shows that the protein binds to the disaccharide melibiose, Galα(1,6)Glc, and the trisaccharide globotriose, Galα(1,4)Galβ(1,4)Glc. Recombinant MytiLec(More)
The modular structure of many protein families, such as β-propeller proteins, strongly implies that duplication played an important role in their evolution, leading to highly symmetrical intermediate forms. Previous attempts to create perfectly symmetrical propeller proteins have failed, however. We have therefore developed a new and rapid computational(More)