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Epigenetic modification contributes to the regulation of gene expression and plant development under salinity stress. Here we describe the identification of 49 soybean transcription factors by microarray analysis as being inducible by salinity stress. A semi-quantitative RT-PCR-based expression assay confirmed the salinity stress inducibility of 45 of these(More)
It has been previously shown that peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) is beneficial for nervous system injury. In present study, we examined the effect of rosiglitazone, a PPAR-γ agonist, on spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. SCI was induced by dropping a 10g weight rod at a height of 25mm. The animals were randomly divided into(More)
The aim of this study was to test the sensitivity and specificity of diffusion-weighted MRI for the detection of acute spinal cord injury. Forty female New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: the mild, moderate and severe injury groups, and the control (sham operation) group. Contusion of the spinal cord was induced using a(More)
Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has been proposed as a method to evaluate the integrity of white matter tracts in the spinal cord. The integrity of the spinal cord reflects the exact stage of traumatic injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of DWI in SCIWORA in the thoracic spine. A total of five patients with thoracic SCIWORA(More)
There are usually repetitive sub-segments in broadcast videos, which may be associated with high-level concepts or events, e.g., news footage, repeated scores in basketball. Unsupervised mining techniques provide generic solutions to discovering such temporal patterns in various video genres, which are currently the subject of great interests to researchers(More)
INTRODUCTION Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoimmune disease, and the precise pathogenesis is largely unknown at present. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) with immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory potential and Th17/Treg cells with a reciprocal relationship regulated by BMSCs have been reported to be involved in some(More)
—In this paper, we propose a method for two typical mid-level descriptors extraction of soccer video: view type and playfield position. The output reveals high-level structure of the soccer video. After the robust playfield segmentation, the grass-area-ratio and the boundary approximate lines between playfield and non-playfield are using to classify each(More)
Competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) interactions form a multilayered network that regulates gene expression in various biological pathways. Recent studies have demonstrated novel roles of ceRNA interactions in tumorigenesis, but the dynamics of the ceRNA network in cancer remain unexplored. Here, we examine ceRNA network dynamics in prostate cancer from the(More)