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Leukocytosis is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk in humans and develops in hypercholesterolemic atherosclerotic animal models. Leukocytosis is associated with the proliferation of hematopoietic stem and multipotential progenitor cells (HSPCs) in mice with deficiencies of the cholesterol efflux-promoting ABC transporters ABCA1 and ABCG1(More)
BACKGROUND The Ca(2+)-activated chloride channel (CaCC) plays an important role in a variety of physiological functions. In vascular smooth muscle cells, CaCC is involved in the regulation of agonist-stimulated contraction and myogenic tone. The physiological functions of CaCC in blood vessels are not fully revealed because of the lack of specific channel(More)
Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain is expressed at high levels in brain and myogenic tissues, consistent with a role to inhibit apoptosis in the terminally differentiated cells. Expression of ARC in cancers is not known. In this study, we reported that ARC was highly expressed in various non-myogenic and non-neurogenic human and rat cancer(More)
This paper presents a practical epipolarity model for high-resolution linear pushbroom satellite images acquired in either along-track or cross-track mode, based on the projection reference plane in object space. A new method for epipolar resampling of satellite stereo imagery based on this model is then developed. In this method, the pixel-to-pixel(More)
The mosaicking of orthoimages has been used to cover a large geographic region for various applications ranging from environmental monitoring to disaster management. However, existing mosaicking methods mainly focus on the generation of seamlines between two adjacent orthoimages. In this paper, we present a novel approach based on the use of a seamline(More)
On-orbit geometric calibration is a key technology to guarantee the geometric quality of high-resolution optical satellite imagery. In this paper, we present an approach for the on-orbit geometric calibration of high-resolution optical satellite imagery, focusing on two core problems: constructing an on-orbit geometric calibration model and proposing a(More)
RATIONALE Angiotensin II (Ang II) has pleiotropic effects on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). It has been demonstrated to promote the proliferative phenotype of VSMCs in mouse ascending aorta, but the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to explore whether the Ca(2+)-permeable transient(More)
This letter presents a method of seamline determination based on segmentation for orthoimage mosaicking in an urban area. Image segmentation is used to achieve regions of objects. First, preferred regions through which seamlines are inclined to be passed are determined by spans of segmented regions. Second, pixel-level optimization is carried out using(More)
Dopamine-releasing neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta produce an extraordinarily dense and expansive plexus of innervation in the striatum converging with glutamatergic corticostriatal and thalamostriatal axon terminals at dendritic spines of medium spiny neurons. Here, we investigated whether glutamatergic signaling promotes arborization and(More)
In the distributed cross-organization business process, each organization only knows its private orchestration and partial public choreography, It doesn't have any information about the global process. If one organization has to change, it is difficult to compute the impact imposed on other organizations. In this paper, we propose a method to get the global(More)