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Of the vertebrate senses, touch is the least understood at the molecular level The ion channels that form the core of the mechanosensory complex and confer touch sensitivity remain unknown. However, the similarity of the brain sodium channel 1 (BNC1) to nematode proteins involved in mechanotransduction indicated that it might be a part of such a(More)
Eight different bacteriophages were isolated from leaves of Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris, Lycopersicon esculentum, Daucus carota sativum, Raphanus sativum, and Ocimum basilicum. All contain three segments of double-stranded RNA and have genomic-segment sizes that are similar but not identical to those of previously described bacteriophage phi6. All(More)
—In this paper, a concurrent transmission scheduling algorithm is proposed to enhance the resource utilization efficiency for multi-Gbps millimeter-wave (mmWave) networks. Specifically, we exploit spatial-time division multiple access (STDMA) to improve the system throughput by allowing both non-interfering and interfering links to transmit concurrently,(More)
—Millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications is a promising enabling technology for high rate (Giga-bit) multime-dia applications. However, because of the high propagation loss at 60 GHz band, mmWave signal power degrades significantly over distance. Therefore, a traffic flow being transmitted over multiple short hops can attain higher throughput than that over(More)
A total of 1642 odontogenic tumour cases retrieved from the files of the College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, China were retrospectively analyzed for gender, age, tumour site and relative frequency of various types, and the data compared with that of previous reports. The final diagnosis in each case was based on the WHO 2005 histopathological(More)
Many subjective grading methods with poor repeatability and tedious procedures are still widely used in meat industry. In this study, a hyperspectral-imaging-based technique was investigated to evaluate its potentials for objective determination of pork quality attributes. The system extracted spectral and spatial characteristics simultaneously to(More)
Oral administration of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) or myelin basic protein (MBP) to Lewis rat prior to immunization with AChr or MBP and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) has previously been shown to prevent or delay the onset of experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) or experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), which represent animal models(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by avian influenza H5N1 viral infection has been reported in many humans since this virus was found to infect humans in Hong Kong in 1997, but no studies regarding an animal model of ARDS with H5N1 viral infection have been found in the literature. Here we present a mouse model of(More)
Inside-out membrane patches excised from rat hippocampal neurons were used to test if ion channels could be formed by fragment 31-35 of amyloid beta-protein. The results showed: (1) after application of fragment 31-35 of amyloid beta-protein (5 microM) to either the inner or outer side of the patches, spontaneous currents could be recorded from those(More)