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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Although measurements of GABA levels in vivo in the human brain using edited proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) have been established for some time, it is has not been established how regional GABA levels vary with age in the normal human brain. In this(More)
BACKGROUND In our previous studies, we found that the sites in prokaryotic genomes which are most susceptible to duplex destabilization under the negative superhelical stresses that occur in vivo are statistically highly significantly associated with intergenic regions that are known or inferred to contain promoters. In this report we investigate how this(More)
Stress-induced DNA duplex destabilization (SIDD) analysis exploits the known structural and energetic properties of DNA to predict sites that are susceptible to strand separation under negative superhelical stress. When this approach was used to calculate the SIDD profile of the entire Escherichia coli K12 genome, it was found that strongly destabilized(More)
Prokaryotic genomic DNA is generally negatively supercoiled in vivo. Many regulatory processes, including the initiation of transcription, are known to depend on the superhelical state of the DNA substrate. The stresses induced within DNA by negative superhelicity can destabilize the DNA duplex at specific sites. Various experiments have either shown or(More)
The strategy of using fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) remains unclear if single FMT failed to induce remission. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a designed step-up FMT strategy for the steroid-dependent UC. Fifteen patients with steroid-dependent UC were enrolled, and treated with step-up(More)
As a fast on-chip SRAM managed by software (the application and/or compiler), Scratchpad Memory (SPM) is widely used in many fields. This paper presents a Simple Scalar-based multi-level SPM memory hierarchy architecture simulator Sim-spm. We simulate the hardware of the multi-level SPM memory hierarchy successfully by extending Sim-outorder, which is an(More)
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and its depth of invasion (DoI) is an important factor used by pathologist for grading the severity of skin disease. In this paper, we propose an automated technique for measuring melanoma DoI in MART1 stained skin histopathological images. The proposed technique first segments skin melanoma areas based on(More)
It is well known that sensory perception can be attenuated when sensory stimuli are controlled by self-initiated actions. This phenomenon is explained by the consistency between forward models of anticipated action effects and actual sensory feedback. Specifically, the brain state related to the binding between motor processing and sensory perception would(More)