Learn More
The NAD-dependent deacetylase Sir2 was initially identified as a mediator of replicative lifespan in budding yeast and was subsequently shown to modulate longevity in worms and flies. Its mammalian homologue, SIRT1, seems to have evolved complex systemic roles in cardiac function, DNA repair and genomic stability. Recent studies suggest a functional(More)
Chromatin modifications, especially histone-tail acetylation, have been implicated in memory formation. Increased histone-tail acetylation induced by inhibitors of histone deacetylases (HDACis) facilitates learning and memory in wild-type mice as well as in mouse models of neurodegeneration. Harnessing the therapeutic potential of HDACis requires knowledge(More)
In recent years, Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) have been proposed as a fundamental building block for large scale distributed applications. Important functionalities such as searching have been added to the DHT's basic lookup capability. However, supporting range queries efficiently remains a difficult problem. In this paper, we describe an adaptive(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression by regulating post-transcriptional gene expression. However, the miRNA-mRNA regulatory network is far from being fully understood. The objective of this study is to identify the colorectal cancer (CRC) specific miRNAs and their target mRNAs using a multi-step approach. A multi-step(More)
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) composed of ASIC1a subunit exhibit a high Ca(2+) permeability and play important roles in synaptic plasticity and acid-induced cell death. Here, we show that ischemia enhances ASIC currents through the phosphorylation at Ser478 and Ser479 of ASIC1a, leading to exacerbated ischemic cell death. The phosphorylation is(More)
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are ligand-gated cation channels activated by extracellular protons. In periphery, they contribute to sensory transmission, including that of nociception and pain. Here we characterized ASIC-like currents in dorsal horn neurons of the rat spinal cord and their functional modulation in pathological conditions. Reverse(More)
p53-binding protein 1 (P53BP1), a central transducer of DNA-damage signals to p53, is required for both intra-S-phase and G2-M checkpoints, suggesting that these two proteins may work together in the p53-mediated transcriptional activation and DNA damage-repair signaling pathways. Because the p53-binding region of 53BP1 maps to the C-terminal BRCT domains,(More)
With the wide applications of large scale graph data such as social networks, the problem of finding the top-<i>k</i> shortest paths attracts increasing attention. This paper focuses on the discovery of the top-<i>k</i> simple shortest paths (paths without loops). The well known algorithm for this problem is due to Yen, and the provided worstcase bound(More)