Although recent studies indicated that miRNAs regulate plant adaptive responses to nutrient deprivation, the functional significance of miRNAs in adaptive responses to nitrogen (N) limitation remains to be explored. To elucidate the molecular biology underlying N sensing/signaling in maize, we constructed four small RNA libraries and one degradome from… (More)
MOTIVATION The conformational B-cell epitopes are the specific sites on the antigens that have immune functions. The identification of conformational B-cell epitopes is of great importance to immunologists for facilitating the design of peptide-based vaccines. As an attempt to narrow the search for experimental validation, various computational models have… (More)
We describe a framework incorporating several information extraction methods for the NTCIR-9 One Click Access Task. Our framework first classifies a given query into pre-defined query classes, then extracts information from several Web resources by using a method suitable for the query type, and finally aggregates pieces of information into a short text.
Polycomb repressive complexes 1 and 2 (PRC1 and 2) play a critical role in the epigenetic regulation of transcription during cellular differentiation, stem cell pluripotency and neoplastic progression. Here we show that the polycomb group protein EED, a core component of PRC2, physically interacts with and functions as part of PRC1. Components of PRC1 and… (More)
BACKGROUND Antigen-antibody interactions are key events in immune system, which provide important clues to the immune processes and responses. In Antigen-antibody interactions, the specific sites on the antigens that are directly bound by the B-cell produced antibodies are well known as B-cell epitopes. The identification of epitopes is a hot topic in… (More)
OBJECTIVE Epilepsy encompasses an extensive array of clinical and research subdomains, many of which emphasize multi-modal physiological measurements such as electroencephalography and neuroimaging. The integration of structured, unstructured, and signal data into a coherent structure for patient care as well as clinical research requires an effective… (More)
The introduction of High Definition Television (HDTV) asks for spatial up-conversion techniques in order to enable the displaying of standard definition material (SDTV). Recently, X. Li and M. Orchard proposed the " New Edge-Directed Interpolation " (NEDI) algorithm for high quality up-scaling of natural images. In this paper, we first analyze and evaluate… (More)
—Lighting is a major part of energy consumption in buildings. Lighting systems will thus be one of the important component systems of a smart grid for dynamic load management services like demand response. We consider the problem of control of multiple lighting systems in a building for providing demand response service. In the scenario considered in this… (More)