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Random walk is a means of network node sampling that requires little index maintenance and can function on almost all connected network topologies. With careful guidance, node samples following a desired probability distribution can be generated with the only requirement that the sampling probabilities of each visited node and its direct neighbors are known(More)
WRKY transcription factor genes (TFs) play important roles in response to various abiotic stresses. However, the roles of the chrysanthemum WRKY genes in abiotic stress response remain obscure. In this study, we functionally characterized a novel WRKY gene, DgWRKY3, from chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum). Its expression in the chrysanthemum was(More)
Network structure construction and global state maintenance are expensive in large-scale dynamic peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. With inherent topology independence and low state maintenance overhead, random walk is an excellent tool in such network environments. However, the current uses are limited to unguided or heuristic random walks with no guarantee on(More)
Abiotic stresses, especially cold, salinity and drought, are the primary causes of crop loss worldwide. Plant adaptation to environmental stresses is dependent upon the activation of cascades of molecular networks involved in stress perception, signal transduction, and the expression of specific stress-related genes and metabolites. Plants have(More)
Today's processors provide a rich source of statistical informationon application execution through hardware counters. In this paper, we explore the utilization of these statistics as request signaturesin server applications for identifying requests and inferring high-level request properties (<i>e.g.</i>, CPU and I/O resource needs). Our key finding is(More)
OBJECTIVE Tribbles 3 (TRB3) is associated with insulin resistance, an important trigger in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We sought to determine whether TRB3 plays a major role in modulating DCM and the mechanisms involved. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The type 2 diabetic rat model was induced by high-fat diet and low-dose(More)
Grains from cereals contribute an important source of protein to human food, and grain protein content (GPC) is an important determinant of nutritional quality in cereals. Here we show that the quantitative trait locus (QTL) qPC1 in rice controls GPC by regulating the synthesis and accumulation of glutelins, prolamins, globulins, albumins and starch. qPC1(More)
Growth of neurite processes is a critical step in neuronal development, regeneration, differentiation, and response to injury. The discovery of compounds that can stimulate neurite formation would be important for developing new therapeutics against both neurodegenerative disorders and trauma-induced neuronal injuries. Semisynthetic derivatives of(More)