Learn More
Given an integer $k$, a {\em representative skyline} contains the $k$ skyline points that best describe the tradeoffs among different dimensions offered by the full skyline. Although this topic has been previously studied, the existing solution may sometimes produce $k$ points that appear in an arbitrarily tiny cluster, and therefore, fail to be(More)
While arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is an infamous carcinogen, it is also an effective chemotherapeutic agent for acute promyelocytic leukemia and some solid tumors. In human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells, we found that As2O3 induced cell death in time- and dose-dependent manners. Similarly, dependent regulation of the p21WAF1/CIP1 (p21) promoter, mRNA(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible effects of folate on cervical carcinogenesis and the interaction of folate and human papillomaviruses 16 (HPV16). METHODS A hospital-based case-control study was conducted. 111 hospitalized cases who were pathologically diagnosed of having cervical cancer and 111 controls identified with hysteromyoma that(More)
Cryptosporidium spp., ubiquitous enteric parasitic protozoa of vertebrates, recently emerged as an important cause of economic loss and zoonosis. The present study aimed to determine the distribution and species of Cryptosporidium in post-weaned and adult pigs in Shaanxi province, northwestern China. A total of 1,337 fresh fecal samples of post-weaned and(More)
In this paper, we will study a special Connected Dominating Set (CDS) problem — between any two nodes in a network, there exists at least one shortest path, all of whose intermediate nodes should be included in a special CDS, named Minimum rOuting Cost CDS (MOC-CDS). Therefore, routing by MOC-CDS can guarantee that each routing path between any pair(More)
Some of the most serious diseases involve altered size and structure of the arterial wall. Elucidating how arterial walls are built could aid understanding of these diseases, but little is known about how concentric layers of muscle cells and the outer adventitial layer are assembled and patterned around endothelial tubes. Using histochemical, clonal, and(More)
—When a large amount of sensors are randomly deployed into a field, how can we make a sleep/activate schedule for sensors to maximize the lifetime of target coverage in the field? This is a well-known problem, called Maximum Lifetime Coverage Problem (MLCP), which has been studied extensively in the literature. It is a long-standing open problem whether(More)
PURPOSE Human microRNA-141 (miR-141), a member of the miR-200 family, has been reported to be associated with various human malignancies. However, it remains unknown whether miR-141 is involved in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. Therefore, we examined the expression of miR-141 in gastric cancer tissues and the effect of miR-141 overexpression on cancer(More)
Emerging evidence has shown the association of aberrantly expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) with tumor development and progression. However, little is known about the potential role of miRNAs in gastric carcinogenesis. Here, we performed miRNA microarray to screen miRNAs differentially expressed in the paired gastric cancer and their adjacent nontumor tissues(More)
Two new sesquiterpenes, 15-hydroxy-T-muurolol (3d) and 11,15-dihydroxy-T-muurolol (3e), along with the plant cadinenes T-muurolol (3f) and 3alpha-hydroxy-T-muurolol (3g), were isolated from the marine-derived Streptomyces sp. M491. Their absolute configuration was established via NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography of 3-oxo-T-muurolol (3a), which was(More)