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Grafting is a common method for clonal propagation of fruit trees. Moreover, it serves as a mean to deal with abiotic stress, adjust tree growth vigor, increase yield, and improve other fruit quality traits. Investigations of rootstock and scion graft relationships have originally focused on anatomical and cellular development, nutrient transport, and(More)
T cell development is critically dependent on both the environment and signals delivered by the T cell Receptor (TCR). The Tec family kinase Itk has been suggested to be an amplifier of signals emanating from the TCR and the loss of Itk partially affects most stages of thymopoiesis. Loss of Itk also differentially affects the development of conventional vs.(More)
Themis (thymocyte-expressed molecule involved in selection), a member of a family of proteins with unknown functions, is highly conserved among vertebrates. Here we found that Themis had high expression in thymocytes between the pre-T cell antigen receptor (pre-TCR) and positive-selection checkpoints and low expression in mature T cells. Themis-deficient(More)
In this paper, we focus on heterogeneous features learning for RGB-D activity recognition. We find that features from different channels (RGB, depth) could share some similar hidden structures, and then propose a joint learning model to simultaneously explore the shared and feature-specific components as an instance of heterogeneous multi-task learning. The(More)
Human action can be recognised from a single still image by modelling Human-object interaction (HOI), which infers the mutual spatial structure information between human and object as well as their appearance. Existing approaches rely heavily on accurate detection of human and object, and estimation of human pose. They are thus sensitive to large variations(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB), a bacterial superantigen secreted by the Gram-positive bacteria Staphyloccocus aureus, results in the expansion and eventual clonal deletion and anergy of Vbeta8+ T cells, as well as massive cytokine release, including Interleukin-2 (IL-2). This IL-2 is rapidly secreted following exposure to SEB and(More)
Gibberellins (GAs) have been widely used for many years to induce seedless grapevine and increase fruit set in production. However, the role of GAs and how they crosstalk with auxin and cytokinin during fruit set in grapevine remains unclarified. To investigate their role, GA3, 4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (4-CPA), 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA), and different(More)