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What is the best account to explain the object-based attentional benefit-that is, the spread of attention within an attended object or prioritization of search across possible target locations within an attended object? Using a task in which the location of the target was known with certainty, in the present study we systematically manipulated the type(More)
In addition to their protein coding function, exons can also serve as transcriptional enhancers. Mutations in these exonic-enhancers (eExons) could alter both protein function and transcription. However, the functional consequence of eExon mutations is not well known. Here, using massively parallel reporter assays, we dissect the enhancer activity of three(More)
How do human listeners differentiate one language from another? In this study we examine the contributions of acoustic and linguistic cues to successful language discrimination. In particular, we report findings that reveal patterns of cortical competition as a function of the competition between prosodic, phonological, and lexical semantic information(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis, and carcinogenesis. Detection of their expression may lead to identifying novel markers for breast cancer. METHODS We profiled miRNA expression in three breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, and MDA-MB-468) and then focused on one(More)
BACKGROUND Several pieces of evidence indicate that tumor-infiltrating neutrophils (TINs) are correlated to tumor progression. In the current study, we explore the relationship between TINs and clinicopathological features of gastric adenocarcinoma patients. Furthermore, we investigated the prognostic value of TINs. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of activator protein 2α (AP-2α) in gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS AP-2α expression was analyzed using real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), western blotting, and immunohistochemical staining methods on tissue samples from a consecutive series of(More)
This paper focuses on the problem of scene classification for mobile robots in an outdoor environment. We present a novel model that combines biologically inspired features and cortex-like memory patterns. The biologically inspired gist feature is used to characterize the content of a scene image. The Incremental Hierarchical Discriminant Regression tree is(More)
BACKGROUND The role of IL-17 producing cells in tumors is controversial. In the present study, we investigated the prognostic value of measuring tumor-infiltrating IL-17 producing cell levels in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Immunohistochemical staining was performed to investigate the levels of IL-17+(More)
The candidate plasticity related gene 15 (cpg15) plays important roles in neural development and plasticity. In the present study, we studied the role of the cpg15 3'-untranslated region (UTR) in regulating the expression of the gene. The results showed that the presence of the 3'-UTR significantly decreases, while loss of a putative AU-rich element (ARE)(More)