Mengmeng Zhang

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Protein machines are multi-subunit protein complexes that orchestrate highly regulated biochemical tasks. An example is the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), a 13-subunit ubiquitin ligase that initiates the metaphase-anaphase transition and mitotic exit by targeting proteins such as securin and cyclin B1 for ubiquitin-dependent destruction by(More)
Compared with H.264/AVC, the emerging video coding standard, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), introduces a lots of intra prediction modes in intra coding, which brings a real challenge in practice. Although the Rough Mode Decision (RMD) scheme in HEVC provides a fast mode decision, it is a fixed strategy for different blocks with the same size and does(More)
Ovarian cancer patients carrying alterations (i.e., germline mutations, somatic mutations, hypermethylations and/or deletions) of BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) have a better prognosis than BRCA1/2 alteration non-carriers. However, patients with wild-type BRCA1/2 may also have a favorable prognosis as a result of other mechanisms that remain poorly elucidated,(More)
Combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) recognition imaging and single molecule dynamic force spectroscopy (SMDFS), we studied the single molecule affinity interactions between the carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) and plant cell wall cellulose using the CBM3a (from Clostridium thermocellum) and CBM2a (from Cellvibrio japonicus) functionalized AFM tips. The(More)
Protein phosphatases, as the counterpart to protein kinases, are essential for homeostatic balance of cell signaling. Small chemical compounds that modulate the specific activity of phosphatases can be powerful tools to elucidate the biological functions of these enzymes. More importantly, many phosphatases are central players in the development of(More)
Evidence suggests that the human histamine H3 receptor (HRH3) may be involved in the pharmacodynamics of risperidone and influence clinical efficacy. More information on the pharmacogenetics of this receptor may therefore be useful in developing individualized therapy. However, to our knowledge, no study has been reported in this area. The aim of this(More)
Endophytic actinobacteria that lived in any associations with plant tissues represented a rather unexplored area of actinobacteria compared with soils. Gynura cusimbua was a kind of medicinal plant which had prevention effects for high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, etc. Endophytic actinobacteria of G. cusimbua(More)
A rapid, sensitive and reliable high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous quantification of the five main bioactive components, calycosin, calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside, formononetin, astragaloside IV and schisandrin in rat plasma after oral administration of Shenqi Wuwei chewable(More)
This paper aims to explore a method about electrocardiogram (ECG) signal denoising based on Hilbert-Huang Transform. The empirical mode decomposition method can decompose the noisy signal into a number of Intrinsic Mode Functions. Energy analysis is conducted on the IMFs to find out the boundary between the noisedominated IMFs and ECG signal dominated IMFs(More)