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Interferon consensus sequence binding protein (ICSBP) is a transcription factor of the interferon (IFN) regulatory factor (IRF) family. Mice with a null mutation of ICSBP exhibit two prominent phenotypes related to previously described activities of the IRF family. The first is enhanced susceptibility to virus infections associated with impaired production(More)
Dapsone is still widely used for a range of infectious and inflammatory diseases. A potential severe side-effect, known as dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS), may occur. DHS is characterized by fever, skin rashes, lymphadenopathy and multiorgan dysfunction manifesting as hepatitis, cholangitis, pneumonitis, colitis, thyroiditis and myocarditis.(More)
Regarded as an emerging diarrheal micropathogen, Vibrio cholerae serogroup O139 was first identified in 1992 and has become an important cause of cholera epidemics over the last two decades. O139 strains have been continually isolated since O139 cholera appeared in China in 1993, from sporadic cases and dispersed foodborne outbreaks, which are the common(More)
11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1) is a potential target for treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Docking and pharmacophore modeling have been used to discover novel inhibitors of 11beta-HSD1. Several compounds, with large structural diversity and good potency against 11beta-HSD1, have been found and their potency was(More)
Antibiotic resistance is observed with increasing frequency among epidemic Vibrio cholerae strains in some countries. In this study, the antibiotic resistance profiles of V. cholerae O1 El Tor strains isolated in China from 1961 to 2010 were analysed. The frequency of antibiotic resistance among the seventh pandemic El Tor isolates from China remained low,(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the mechanisms of aluminum (Al)-induced neurotoxicity by studying the effect of aluminum on lipid peroxidation in rat's brain and its sex related difference. METHODS Forty SD rats, both male and female, were exposed to aluminum through intraperitoneal injection of AlCl3 solution for 60 days at different dose. After exposure, the step(More)
In this paper, we will address the issue of detecting small target in a color image from the perspectives of both stability and saliency. First, we consider small target detection as a stable region extraction problem. Several stability criteria are applied to generate a stability map, which involves a set of locally stable regions derived from sequential(More)