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Gaining insight into the mechanisms of chemoreception in aphids is of primary importance for both integrative studies on the evolution of host plant specialization and applied research in pest control management because aphids rely on their sense of smell and taste to locate and assess their host plants. We made use of the recent genome sequence of the pea(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Lipid-rich carcinoma is a very rare variant of breast cancer with an aggressive clinical course and poor prognosis. The present study aimed to explore its clinicopathologic characters. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN We reviewed 3,206 cases treated in two centers in the last 10 years. They all met the criteria of positive oil red O staining,(More)
A potential downside of prediction markets is that they may incentivize agents to take undesirable actions in the real world. For example, a prediction market for whether a terrorist attack will happen may incentivize terrorism, and an in-house prediction market for whether a product will be successfully released may incentivize sabotage. In this paper, we(More)
In school choice, children submit a preference ranking over schools to a centralized assignment algorithm, which takes into account schools’ priorities over children and uses randomization to break ties. One criticism of current school choice mechanisms is that they tend to disperse communities so children do not go to school with others from their(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer cells with overexpression of heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) are resistant to chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (Dox). Paclitaxel (Pacl) was reported to suppress HSP27 expression in ovarian and uterine cancer cells. The purposes of this study were to investigate whether Pacl inhibits the expression of HSP27 in breast cancer cells, whether(More)
Recent reports suggest that staphylococcal exotoxins, acting as superantigens, activate T cells with subsequent massive proliferation, thereby contributing to the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). The objectives of this study are (1) to demonstrate directly the presence of staphylococcal exotoxins in nasal mucosa and sinonasal(More)
6 Validation of Simulation Approach 18 6.1 Access to Quality Ignoring Acceptability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6.2 Access to Top Menu Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6.3 Proximity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6.4 Diversity . . . . .(More)
CONCLUSIONS Staphylococcal exotoxins (SEs), acting as superantigens, activate the beta variable chains of T-cell receptors (TCRVbeta) with subsequent massive proliferation and corresponding excursion of gene spectra, thereby contributing to the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the presence of SEs in(More)