Jian-Ming Li

Xiao-Xin Yan7
Xue-Gang Luo6
7Xiao-Xin Yan
6Xue-Gang Luo
4Peter R. Patrylo
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The location estimation is a fundamental and essential issue for wireless sensor networks(WSNs). In this paper, we assume that only a few sensor nodes (named as beacon nodes) get their locations by Global Positioning System (GPS) and the remaining nodes without GPS (named as normal nodes) need to estimate their own locations by gathering the nearby(More)
The spinal cord is composed of distinct neuronal groups with well-defined anatomic connections. In some transgenic (Tg) models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyloid plaques develop in this structure, although the underlying cellular mechanism remains elusive. We attempted to explore the origin, evolution, and modulation of spinal β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and ischemic stroke (IS) are manifestations of atherosclerosis, with a high death rate. miR-146a is a microRNA that participates in the progress of CAD and IS. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the precursor of miR-146a, rs2910164, was found to be associated with the risks of CAD and IS. However, the results were(More)
In mammalian cerebrum there exist two distinct types of interneurons expressing nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Type I neurons are large in size and exhibit heavy nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPH-d) histochemical reaction, while type II cells are small with light NADPH-d reactivity. The time of origin of these cortical neurons(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed an inverse epidemiological correlation between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer - patients with AD show a reduced risk of cancer, while cancer survivors are less likely to develop AD. These late discoveries in human subjects call for explorative studies to unlock the underlying biological mechanism, but also may(More)
BACKGROUND Donor cell engraftment is critical for the success of allogeneic bone marrow transplants. Graft failure is a result of donor cells either failing to engraft initially or being eliminated at later time points. Donor cell engraftment is facilitated by donor T cells, which eliminate residual host hemato-lymphoid effector cells such as NK cells and T(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies on the effects of Statins in preventing atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery have shown conflicting results. Whether statins prevent AF in patients treated with postoperative beta blockers and whether the statin-effect is dose related are unknown. METHODS We retrospectively studied 1936 consecutive patients who(More)
Spectrins line the intracellular surface of plasmalemma and play a critical role in supporting cytoskeletal stability and flexibility. Spectrins can be proteolytically degraded by calpains and caspases, yielding breakdown products (SBDPs) of various molecular sizes, with SBDP120 being largely derived from caspase-3 cleavage. SBDPs are putative biomarkers(More)