Learn More
Recently, research has begun to investigate the reasons for differences in homeownership rates between Asian and whites. This paper extends this research by examining the heterogeneity that exists across Asian groups in the United States. We find that there are important differences across geographic area, across time, and across groups in the importance of(More)
In order to reduce image blur caused by the degradation phenomenon in the imaging process, the acquired images of the space remote sensing camera are restored. First, the frequency-domain notch filter is adopted to remove strip noises in the images. Then degradation function, which is referred to as the point spread function (PSF) of the imaging system is(More)
SigmaB factor is an important regulatory factor for stress response in Gram-positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. However, the activity of SigmaB factor is regulated by RsbV factor. Currently, the functional studies of RsbV factor are mostly focused on non-pathogenic B. subtilis,(More)
The cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway modulates inflammatory cytokine production through a mechanism dependent on the vagus nerve and the alpha7 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. GTS-21 [3-(2,4-dimethoxybenzylidene) anabaseine], a selective alpha7 agonist, inhibits inflammatory cytokine production in murine and human macrophages and in(More)
Intestinal barrier dysfunction occurs following hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (HS/R). High-mobility group B1 (HMGB1) has been shown to increase the permeability of Caco-2 human enterocyte-like epithelial monolayers in vitro. In this study, we found that serum concentrations of HMGB1 were higher in blood samples obtained from 25 trauma victims with(More)
PURPOSE To describe characteristics of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) imaged by optical coherence tomography-assisted enhanced depth imaging (EDI-OCT). METHODS The prospective observational case series study consisted of patients with acute or chronic CSC. All subjects underwent fundus fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography (ICGA),(More)
BACKGROUND Two-hybrid screening for proteins that interact with the core domain of human topoisomerase I identified two novel proteins, BTBD1 and BTBD2, which share 80% amino acid identities. RESULTS The interactions were confirmed by co-precipitation assays demonstrating the physical interaction of BTBD1 and BTBD2 with 100 kDa topoisomerase I from HeLa(More)
Ginsenoside Rb1 (GRb1) and ginsenoside Rg1 (GRg1), two major ingredients in ginseng root, have gained extensive attention because of its neuroprotective properties. Thus far, most of the studies on GRb1 and GRg1 have been focused on their neuroprotective effects on neurons. The potential beneficial effects of GRb1 and GRg1 on Schwann cells have not been(More)
AIMS Abnormal fetal and early postnatal growth is closely associated with adult-onset metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the underlying etiological factors remain complex. The presence of the autoantibody against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-Ab), a known risk factor for pre-eclampsia, may create a suboptimal intrauterine fetal environment. The(More)