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Moving objects often contain the most important information in surveillance videos. The detection and segmentation of moving objects are the basis for object recognition and intrusion analysis. Gaussian mixture model (GMM) is an effective way to extract moving objects from a video background. However, the conventional mixture Gaussian method suffers from(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease that leads invariably to fatal paralysis associated with motor neuron degeneration and muscular atrophy. One gene associated with ALS encodes the DNA/RNA-binding protein Fused in Sarcoma (FUS). There now exist two Drosophila models of ALS. In one, human FUS with ALS-causing(More)
The increased intracranial pressure caused by brain edema following traumatic brain injury (TBI) always leads to poor patient prognosis. Aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) plays an important role in edema formation and resolution, which may provide a novel therapeutic target for edema treatment. In this present study, we found that propofol treatment, within a short time,(More)
The enzyme myrosinase (EC 3.2.3.1) degrades the secondary compounds glucosinolates upon wounding and serves as a defense to generalist pests in Capparales. Certain myrosinases are present in complexes together with other proteins such as myrosinase-binding proteins (MBP) in extracts of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) seeds. Immunhistochemical analysis of(More)
There is ample evidence that ion channel modulation by accessory proteins within a macromolecular complex can regulate channel activity and thereby impact neuronal excitability. However, the downstream consequences of ion channel modulation remain largely undetermined. The Drosophila melanogaster large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel(More)
Cassava is an important tropical and sub-tropical root crop that is adapted to drought environment. However, severe drought stress significantly influences biomass accumulation and starchy root production. The mechanism underlying drought-tolerance remains obscure in cassava. In this study, changes of physiological characters and gene transcriptome profiles(More)
Anti-angiogenesis represents an indispensible strategy for cancer therapy. As a strictly endothelial-specific adhesion molecule, vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cadherin, VE-cad) is a promising anti-angiogenesis target. In this study a recombinant adenovirus vector modified with mannan was used to deliver VE-cad (AdVEC-m) and we tried to explore its(More)
Objective: In diabetes, intracellular accumulation of sorbitol resulting from the high extracellular levels of glucose leads to depletion of intracellular compounds including taurine. This is associated with the development of late diabetic complications such as cardiomyopathy. The development of myocyte hypertrophy has been largely attributed to(More)
Dysregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be associated with pancreatic cancer (PaC), suggesting that they may serve as useful novel diagnostic biomarkers for PaC. Various studies have been performed to investigate the diagnostic value of miRNAs for PaC but have obtained conflicting results. Therefore, this meta-analysis aims to comprehensively(More)