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BACKGROUND The zebrafish intestine is a simple tapered tube that is folded into three sections. However, whether the intestine is functionally similar along its length remains unknown. Thus, a systematic structural and functional characterization of the zebrafish intestine is desirable for future studies of the digestive tract and the intestinal biology and(More)
CXC chemokines, which induce angiogenesis, have glutamine-leucine-arginine amino acid residues (ELR motif) in the amino terminus and bind CXCR2 and the Duffy antigen chemokine-binding protein. Duffy, a seven transmembrane protein that binds CXC and CC chemokines, has not been shown to couple to trimeric G proteins or to transduce intracellular signals,(More)
The spatio-temporal variations of soil gas in the seismic fault zone produced by the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan Ms 8.0 earthquake were investigated based on the field measurements of soil gas concentrations after the main shock. Concentrations of He, H2, CO2, CH4, O2, N2, Rn, and Hg in soil gas were measured in the field at eight short profiles across the seismic(More)
In this paper, the method to control chaos by using phase space compression is applied to economic systems. Because of economic significance of state variable in economic dynam-ical systems, the values of state variables are positive due to capacity constraints and financial constraints, we can control chaos by adding upper bound or lower bound to state(More)
Hydrogeochemistry of 32 hot springs in the western Sichuan Province after the Wenchuan MS 8.0 earthquake was investigated by analyzing the concentrations of cation and anion and the isotopic compositions of hydrogen and oxygen. The water samples of the hot springs were collected four times from June 2008 to April 2010. Hydrogeochemical data indicated the(More)
To determine signaling pathways responsible for modulation of COX-2 expression in nontransformed and transformed epithelial cells, we studied a rat intestinal epithelial (RIE) cell line expressing constitutively active Ras and RhoA. Expression of COX-2 protein was higher in RIE-RhoA(63L) (four-fold) and RIE-Ras(12V) (seven-fold) cells than in parental(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel hybrid de-interlacing algorithm, which effectively combines two motion-compensated (MC) de-interlacing techniques: MC Median Filtering (MCMF) and Adaptive Recursive (AR) with one spatial approach: Line Averaging (LA). Despite of its drawbacks, AR is one of the best methods nowadays. MCMF helps reduce flickers and LA is very(More)