Learn More
The presence within bone marrow of a population of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) able to differentiate into a number of different mesenchymal tissues, including bone and cartilage, was first suggested by Friedenstein nearly 40 years ago. Since then MSCs have been demonstrated in a variety of fetal and adult tissues, including bone marrow, fetal blood and(More)
OBJECTIVE Tofacitinib, which is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, has shown clinical effects in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. JAKs are important kinases in lymphocyte differentiation; however, their function in dendritic cells (DCs) is unknown. In this study, the function of JAKs in DCs was investigated with tofacitinib. METHODS The effects of(More)
OBJECTIVES Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease with features of both over-production of specific autoantibodies and organ-specific disorders, mainly sialadenitis and dacryoadenitis. However, little is known about the factors that contribute to lymphocytic infiltration of SS. METHODS Minor salivary gland (MSG) tissue was obtained from 83(More)
New technologies are becoming available to reduce the frequency of crashes. They may be vehicle based or road based and will involve a variety of levels of information provision to drivers and increasing levels of control over the vehicle. Vehicle systems under development include Intelligent Speed Control, Lane keeping, Adaptive Cruise Control, night(More)
Video-based face recognition has been one of the hot topics in the field of pattern recognition in the last few decades. In this paper, incorporating Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Locality Preserving Projections (LPP), we propose a novel semi-supervised face recognition algorithm for video, which can discover more space-time semantic information hidden(More)