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UNLABELLED Protein complexes play a critical role in many biological processes. Identifying the component proteins in a protein complex is an important step in understanding the complex as well as the related biological activities. This paper addresses the problem of predicting protein complexes from the protein-protein interaction (PPI) network of one(More)
There is considerable interindividual variation in man's ability to metabolize drugs and foreign compounds. These differences can partly be attributed to genetic polymorphisms that result in the generation of multiple phenotypes with different drug-metabolizing capabilities. Genetically derived differences can easily be assessed by genotyping assays in(More)
Failure to maintain protein homeostasis (proteostasis) leads to accumulation of unfolded proteins and contributes to the pathogenesis of many human diseases. Accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) elicits unfolded protein response (UPR) that serves to attenuate protein translation, and increase protein refolding or degradation.(More)
In this study, we developed a real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method to study cytochrome P450 (CYP) mRNA regulation by cytokines in mouse liver. The method combines standard RT-PCR with a fluorogenic probe in which the intensity of fluorescence is proportional to the amount of target template present. We show(More)
Bivalent gene is a gene marked with both H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 epigenetic modification in the same area, and is proposed to play a pivotal role related to pluripotency in embryonic stem (ES) cells. Identification of these bivalent genes and understanding their functions are important for further research of lineage specification and embryo development. So(More)
It is an important pre-processing step to accurately estimate missing values in microarray data, because complete datasets are required in numerous expression profile analysis in bioinformatics. Although several methods have been suggested, their performances are not satisfactory for datasets with high missing percentages. The paper explores the feasibility(More)
Precipitated hard-wood lignin (PHL) is a major byproduct in the biomass-to-ethanol process. Oxidative cracking of PHL by hydrogen peroxide in aqueous medium was investigated as a means to produce potentially useful chemicals. The cracking reaction takes place at moderate temperatures (80-160 degrees C), giving mono- and dicarboxylic acids as the main(More)
Bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) is proposed for hybrid in-band on-channel (IBOC) systems that broadcast digital audio signals simultaneously with analog amplitude modulation (AM) programs in the AM band. Since the additional diversity can be induced by bit-wise interleaving and by using an appropriate soft decision metric as an input to a Viterbi(More)
Clinical studies suggest that plasma levels of risperidone and its active moiety (risperidone + 9-hydroxyrisperidone) correlate with adverse drug effects. The aim of this study is to evaluate the pharmacogenetic variability in the disposition of risperidone and the active moiety in healthy Chinese subjects. A 2-mg single dose of risperidone is orally(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (degeneration of heart muscle and heart enlargement) is an important cause of heart failure among young adults. Dilated cardiomyopathy may be a complication during or after various viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases. Substance P (SP) is a neurotransmitter that is involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases. To determine(More)