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Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) is an important flower crop, having substantial commercial value as a cut-flower due to the long vase-life and wide array of flower colors and forms. Standard carnation varieties perform well under cool climates but are very susceptible to high temperatures which adversely affect the yield and the quality of the(More)
BACKGROUND Craniopharyngioma is histologically a benign epithelial tumor located in the supersellar cistern that often presents aggressive growth and repeated recurrence. The authors hypothesized that craniopharyngioma recurrence and invasive growth are angiogenesis dependent and evaluated the significance of vascularization in the prognosis of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to develop a new animal model of pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) by repeated intramuscular injection of Coriaria lactone (CL) at subthreshold dosages and to explore the mechanisms that might be involved. METHODS Healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 160) were randomized into four groups during the kindling(More)
BACKGROUND The oriental river prawn, Macrobrachium nipponense, is an important aquaculture species in China, even in whole of Asia. The androgenic gland produces hormones that play crucial roles in sexual differentiation to maleness. This study is the first de novo M. nipponense transcriptome analysis using cDNA prepared from mRNA isolated from the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptionally repress expression of target genes via imperfect base-pairing with the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR). The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) plays important roles in physiology and pathology. Constitutive over-expression of HIF-1α is observed in many(More)
A novel spatial model for extreme events is proposed. The model may for instance be used to describe the occurrence of catastrophic events such as earthquakes, floods, or hurricanes in certain regions; it may therefore be relevant for, e.g., weather forecasting, urban planning, and environmental assessment. The model is derived from the following ideas: The(More)
Caspases and inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are antagonizing key apoptosis regulators. Limited studies of a few IAPs indicated their roles in astrocytomas. However, the overall expression status and significance of apoptosis regulators in astrocytomas is not clear. We examined the expression profile of the caspases (CASP3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14),(More)
FLT3 has been identified as a valid target for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and some FLT3 inhibitors have shown very good efficacy in treating AML in clinical trials. Nevertheless, recent studies indicated that relapse and drug resistance are still difficult to avoid, and leukemia stem cells (LSCs) are considered one of the most important(More)
Despite the critical role that middleboxes play in introducing new network functionality, management and innovation of them are still severe challenges for network operators, since traditional middleboxes based on hardware lack service flexibility and scalability. Recently, though new networking technologies, such as network function virtualization (NFV)(More)
Multitouch technology has already caused a new boom since it was employed in mobile phones and tablet PCs. As an emerging technique, it provides users with a humanized and intuitive experience. The purpose of this paper is to explore the economic implementation of multitouch, propose the approach of building multitouch interactive platform based on(More)