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The genomic architecture of protocadherin (Pcdh) gene clusters is remarkably similar to that of the immunoglobulin and T cell receptor gene clusters, and can potentially provide significant molecular diversity. Pcdh genes are abundantly expressed in the central nervous system. These molecules are primary candidates for establishing specific neuronal(More)
This paper is a compilation of notes on 142 fungal taxa, including five new families, 20 new genera, and 100 new species, representing a wide taxonomic and geographic range. The new families, Ascocylindricaceae, Caryosporaceae and Wicklowiaceae (Ascomycota) are introduced based on their distinct lineages and unique morphology. The new Dothideomycete genera(More)
As information on the world wide web continues to proliferate at an astounding rate, the extensible markup language (XML) has been emerging as a standard format for data representation on the web. In many applications, specific document type definitions (DTDs) are designed to enforce a semantically agreed-upon structure of the XML documents for management.(More)
The aim of our meta-analysis was to assess the association between BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and treatment response in patients with MDD. 8 studies that included data from 1115 subjects were identified. We tested two phenotypes: response rate and remission rate. OR was used as a measure of the effect of the association in a fixed/random effect model.(More)
BACKGROUND The results of recent published studies focusing on CYP17 polymorphisms in prostate cancer (PCa) susceptibility are often conflicting. We performed a meta-analysis based on 38 independent studies to evaluate the association. METHODS Data were collected from the following electronic databases: PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database, and Chinese(More)
The aims of the present study are to evaluate the difference of the levels of soluble Fas (sFas) antigen between patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy controls and to explore whether sFas has a role in either the disease activity or the organ damage in SLE. Serum levels of sFas were measured in 40 Chinese patients with SLE and 15(More)
We study XML stream-specific schema-based optimization. We assume a widely-adopted automata-based execution model for XQuery evaluation. Criteria are established regarding what schema constraints are useful to a particular query. How to apply multiple optimization techniques on an XQuery is then addressed. Finally we present how to correctly and efficiently(More)
The objective of this meta-analysis was to quantitatively summarize the association of CYP1B1 gene polymorphisms and endometrial cancer risk. Data were collected from the following electronic databases: PubMed,Elsevier Science Direct, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang, with the last report up to(More)
Trehalose production in Escherichia coli DH5α was explored by overexpressing otsBA operon encoding trehalose-6-phosphate synthase and trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase. Production and subsequent degradation of trehalose resulted in low production of trehalose in engineered cells overexpressing otsBA, which was primarily due to the concomitant expression of(More)