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We report the development, testing, and use (for genetic mapping) of a large number of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer sets that amplify DNA simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Most of the primer sets were developed from clones isolated from two sorghum bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries and three enriched(More)
The family of p21-activated protein kinases (PAKs) appear to be present in all organisms that have Cdc42-like GTPases. In mammalian cells, PAKs have been implicated in the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades, but there are no reported effects of these kinases on the cytoskeleton. Recently we have shown that a Drosophila PAK is enriched(More)
Sorghum is an important target for plant genomic mapping because of its adaptation to harsh environments, diverse germplasm collection, and value for comparing the genomes of grass species such as corn and rice. The construction of an integrated genetic and physical map of the sorghum genome (750 Mbp) is a primary goal of our sorghum genome project. To help(More)
Recent studies show that network coding can provide significant benefits to network protocols, such as increased throughput, reduced network congestion, higher reliability, and lower power consumption. The core principle of network coding is that intermediate nodes actively mix input packets to produce output packets. This mixing subjects network coding(More)
Current work on steganalysis for digital images is focused on the construction of complex handcrafted features. This paper proposes a new paradigm for steganalysis to learn features automatically via deep learning models. We novelly propose a customized Convolutional Neural Network for steganalysis. The proposed model can capture the complex dependencies(More)
PRL-3 is a metastasis-associated phosphatase. We and others have shown that its overexpression increases cell motility and invasiveness. These phenotypic changes are reminiscent of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) that occurs during embryonic development and oncogenesis. The EMT is a complex process that converts epithelia into migratory(More)
Progestin withdrawal is a crucial event for the onset of labor in many mammalian species. However, in humans the mechanism of a functional progestin withdrawal is unclear, because progestin concentrations do not drop in maternal plasma preceding labor. We report the presence of two novel functional membrane progestin receptors (mPRs), mPRalpha and mPRbeta,(More)
A hydroponic experiment was carried out to study the genotypic difference in subcellular distribution and chemical form of Cd and Zn uptake and their interaction in four barley genotypes. Increased Cd level in the medium caused a significant increase of Cd concentration in all fractions of roots/shoots, with most accumulation in FI (cell wall) and FIV(More)
Estrogen exposure is a central risk factor in the development of breast cancer. Estrogen receptor alpha (coded by ESR1) is the key mediator of estrogen response in mammary tissue. Genetic changes altering the expression of ESR1 is likely to affect breast cancer susceptibility. Since the identification of several potentially functional polymorphisms in ESR1(More)
PURPOSE Accumulative evidence suggests that interleukin-12 (IL-12) plays a central role in the Th1 responses and thus participates in the carcinogenesis of human papillomavirus-related cervical cancer. We hypothesized that potentially functional polymorphisms in IL12A and IL12B may individually and jointly contribute to cervical cancer risk. EXPERIMENTAL(More)