Recently, many studies utilizing next generation sequencing have investigated plant evolution and domestication in annual crops. Peach, Prunus persica, is a typical perennial fruit crop that has ornamental and edible varieties. Unlike other fruit crops, cultivated peach includes a large number of phenotypes but few polymorphisms. In this study, we explore… (More)
This article studies a contemporary treatment approach toward both diabetes and depression management by vanadium-enriched Cordyceps sinensis (VECS). Streptozotocin-induced hyperglycemic rats were used in the study. After the rats were administered with VECS, a significant reduction in blood glucose levels was seen (P < .05) and the levels of serum insulin… (More)
Two widely used scales of Internet addiction (IA), the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS), were compared and a new scale of IA was assembled from their items with improved reliability in terms of classification consistency. A total of 467 Chinese college students participated in the study. Items were calibrated using… (More)
We propose hMDAP, a hybrid framework for large-scale data analytical processing on Spark, to support multi-paradigm process (incl. OLAP, machine learning, and graph analysis etc.) in distributed environments. The framework features a three-layer data process module and a business process module which controls the former. We will demonstrate the strength of… (More)
Non-Buthidae venomous scorpions are huge natural sources of toxin peptides; however, only a few studies have been done to understand their toxin peptides. Herein, we describe three new potential immunomodulating toxin peptides, Ctri18, Ctry68 and Ctry2908, from two non-Buthidae scorpions, Chaerilus tricostatus and Chaerilus tryznai. Sequence alignment… (More)
The class of queries for detecting path is an important as those can extract implicit binary relations over the nodes of input graphs. Most of the path querying languages used by the RDF community, like property paths in W3C SPARQL 1.1 and nested regular expressions in nSPARQL are based on the regular expressions. Federated queries allow for combining graph… (More)
Oligoamide strands containing tertiary amide groups were found to share a basic structural motif that promotes the formation of H-bonded, chain- or tape-like supramolecular assemblies.