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WUSCHEL (WUS)-related homeobox (WOX) protein family members play important roles in the maintenance and proliferation of the stem cell niche in the shoot apical meristem (SAM), root apical meristem (RAM), and cambium (CAM). Although the roles of some WOXs in meristematic cell regulation have been well studied in annual plants such as Arabidopsis and rice,(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are molecular chaperones that are involved in many normal cellular processes and stress responses, and heat shock factors (Hsfs) are the transcriptional activators of Hsps. Hsfs and Hsps are widely coordinated in various biological processes. Although the roles of Hsfs and Hsps in stress responses have been well characterized in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and risk of metabolic syndrome in patients with small fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN). METHODS We searched our skin biopsy database and identified 194 subjects for this retrospective study. Of these 194 subjects, 43 had normal skin biopsies and 151 had mild, moderate, or severe length-dependent SFSN with no large(More)
Multi-user interference pre-cancellation is proposed in this paper for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) multi-beam satellite system to improve spectral efficiency as well as system capacity. Inter-beam interference model is demonstrated, and formulas of Carrier-to-Interference ratio (C/I) are presented, revealing severe co-channel(More)
BACKGROUND Selective atrioventricular nodal (AVN) vagal stimulation (AVN-VS) has emerged as a novel strategy for ventricular rate (VR) control in atrial fibrillation (AF). Although AVN-VS preserves the physiological ventricular activation sequence, the resulting rate is slow but irregular. In contrast, AVN ablation with pacemaker implantation produces(More)
RAB GTPase 5A (RAB5A), a member of the Rab subfamily of small GTPases, acts as an oncogene and has been associated with various key cellular functions, including cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis and angiogenesis. Recently, it has been reported that the Rab5a gene is involved in the progression of cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the(More)
When subject to applied electric pulses, a lipid membrane exhibits complex responses including electrodeformation and electroporation. In this work, the electrodeformation of giant unilamellar vesicles under strong dc electric fields was investigated. Specifically, the degree of deformation was quantified as a function of the applied field strength and the(More)
Members of the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) class of proteins are evolutionarily conserved molecular chaperones. They are involved in protein folding, assembly, stabilization, activation, and degradation in many normal cellular processes and under stress conditions. Unlike many other well-characterized molecular chaperones, Hsp90s play key roles in signal(More)
Although topology control has been extensively studied for stationary sensor networks, few theoretical results on topology control for mobile sensor networks (MSN) have been reported yet. In this paper, we propose two O(n<sup>3</sup>) time topology control algorithms, centralized and distributed versions respectively, under a variant rate mobile network(More)
Social Delay Tolerant Networks (SDTNs) are a special kind of Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) that consists of a number of mobile devices with social characteristics. The current research achievements on routing algorithms tend to separately evaluate the available profit for each prospective relay node and cannot achieve the global optimal performance in an(More)