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A Content Based Image Retrieval System is a computer system for browsing, searching and retrieving images from a large database of digital images .Most common methods of image retrieval utilize some method of adding meta data such as captioning, keywords or description to the images so that retrieval can be performed over the annotation words. Content Based(More)
Associations of interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene promoter polymorphisms and pleural tuberculosis risk remain unclear. The objective of this study was to determine IL-10 gene promoter polymorphisms at -1082, -819 and -592 sites and their protein production in pleural fluid (PF) in patients with and without pleural tuberculosis. IL-10 gene promoter polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing incidence of disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is being reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the isolation rates of NTM from various clinical specimens, and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, over a 4-year period in Shanghai. METHODS All NTM isolated between 2005 and 2008 at Shanghai(More)
With the increasing number of Web Services on the web, the service consumers are always presented with a group of services offering the similar functions. How to discover and find out the appropriate one among the large numbers of Web Services is the problem put on the desk. A service discovery mechanism in view of the functional and nonfunctional(More)
Nine structural genes (furA, katG, inhA, kasA, Rv0340, iniB, iniA, iniC, and efpA) and two regulatory regions (the oxyR-ahpC intergenic region and the promoter of mabA-inhA) in 87 isoniazid (INH)-monoresistant and 50 INH-susceptible Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected from five provinces of China were analyzed by sequencing. Eighty-two (94.3%)(More)
Mutations in the 81-bp rifampin resistance determining region (RRDR) and mutation V176F locating at the beginning of the ropB gene were analyzed by DNA sequencing of 86 Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates (72 resistant and 14 sensitive) from different parts of China. Sixty-five mutations of 22 distinct kinds, 21 point mutations, and 1 insertion(More)
Genetic factors play important roles in the development of tuberculosis (TB). SP110 is a promising candidate target for controlling TB infections. However, several studies associating SP110 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with TB have yielded conflicting results. This may be partly resolved by studying other genes associated with SP110, such as(More)
Development of tuberculosis is mediated by both environmental and genetic factors. The Ipr1 (intracellular pathogen resistance-1) gene has been identified at the sst1 (super-susceptibility to tuberculosis 1) locus on mouse chromosome 1. As Ipr1 plays a major role in mediating innate immunity in a mouse model of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, the(More)
BTNL2 gene, a MHC class II gene-linked butyrophilin family member, has been recently associated with the inflammatory autoimmune diseases, such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and leprosy. This diseases show phenotypic features of granulomatous disease. Multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms in BTNL2 have been investigated as a candidate gene for(More)