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p190 RhoGAP is a tyrosine phosphorylated protein that contains an N-terminal GTP binding domain, a middle domain (MD) that mediates interaction with p120 RasGAP and a C-terminal GTPase-activating protein (GAP) domain that is specific for the &Rgr; family of small GTPases. Evidence is accumulating to suggest that p190 participates in actin cytoskeleton(More)
A new method is described for the retrieval of fractional cover of large woody plants (shrubs) at the landscape scale using moderate resolution multi-angle remote sensing data from the Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and a hybrid geometric-optical (GO) canopy reflectance model. Remote sensing from space is the only feasible method for regularly(More)
This work examines the application of a geometric-optical canopy reflectance model to provide measures of woody shrub abundance in desert grasslands at the landscape scale. The approach is through inversion of the non-linear simple geometric model (SGM) against 631 nm multi-angle reflectance data from the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS)(More)
A novel luminescent "double recognition" method for the detection of enrofloxacin (ENR) is developed to overcome some of the challenges faced by conventional molecularly imprinting. Biotinylated ENR aptamers immobilised on upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) surface are implemented to capture and concentrate ENR as the first imprinting recognition safeguard.(More)
This paper reports a new technique that combines the features of Accumulative Roll Bonding (ARB) and Asymmetric Rolling (AR). This technique has been developed to enable production of ultra-thin bimetallic foils. Initially, 1.5 mm thick AA1050 and AA6061 foils were roll-bonded using ARB at 200°C, with 50% reduction. The resulting 1.5 mm bimetallic foil was(More)
The second-order delay differential equations often appear in the dynamical system, celestial mechanics, kinematics, and so forth. Some numerical methods for solving secondorder delay differential equations have been discussed, which include θ-method [1], trapezoidal method [2], and RungeKutta-Nyströmmethod [3].The variational iteration method (VIM) was(More)
Red (672 nm) band reflectance estimates from the NASA Multi-angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR) on the Earth Observing System Terra satellite were used to obtain maps of woody plant fractional crown cover, mean canopy height, and biomass for large parts of south-eastern Arizona and southern New Mexico (>200,000 km). MISR red band bidirectional(More)
In birds, blue-green eggshell color (BGEC) is caused by biliverdin, a bile pigment derived from the degradation of heme and secreted in the eggshell by the shell gland. Functionally, BGEC might promote the paternal investment of males in the nest and eggs. However, little is known about its formation mechanisms. Jinding ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) are an(More)