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A realistic power consumption model of wireless communication subsystems typically used in many sensor network node devices is presented. Simple power consumption models for major components are individually identified, and the effective transmission range of a sensor node is modeled by the output power of the transmitting power amplifier, sensitivity of(More)
The OpenWSN project is an open-source implementation of a fully standards-based protocol stack for capillary networks, rooted in the new IEEE802.15.4e Time Synchronized Channel Hopping standard. IEEE802.15.4e, coupled with Internetof-Things standards, such as 6LoWPAN, RPL and CoAP, enables ultra-low power and highly reliable mesh networks which are fully(More)
Endothelial cells (ECs) respond to TNF-alpha by altering their F-actin cytoskeleton and junctional permeability through mechanisms that include protein kinase C (PKC) and p38 MAPK. Ezrin, radixin, and moesin (ERM) regulate many cell processes that often require a conformational change of these proteins as a result of phosphorylation on a conserved threonine(More)
A prospective echocardiographic and clinical study was performed on 84 Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 99 controls to investigate the prevalence and the mechanism of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in SLE. Comparison between Doppler estimation and catheterization measurement was made in 12 cases to validate the predictive method.(More)
Development of thylakoid membranes depends upon the transport of membrane vesicles from the chloroplast inner envelope and subsequent fusion of vesicles within the interior of the plastid. The Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) Thylakoid formation1 (Thf1) gene product is shown here to control an important step required for the normal organization of these(More)
BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease recently identified to be caused by a novel bunyavirus (SFTSV). The clinical diagnosis is urgently needed to differentiate the disease from other infections. OBJECTIVE To develop a sensitive quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay for rapid detection of SFTSV viral(More)
Following its tyrosine phosphorylation, STAT3 is methylated on K140 by the histone methyl transferase SET9 and demethylated by LSD1 when it is bound to a subset of the promoters that it activates. Methylation of K140 is a negative regulatory event, because its blockade greatly increases the steady-state amount of activated STAT3 and the expression of many(More)
AIM To evaluate the association between genetic polymorphisms in CYP2E1, ALDH2 and ADH1B and the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in a high risk area of Gansu Province, in Chinese males. METHODS A case-control study was conducted to investigate the genetic polymorphisms of these enzymes (CYP2E1*c1/*c2, ALDH2*1/*2 and ADH1B *1/*1(More)
It is well recognized that a proper energy consumption model is a foundation for developing and evaluating a power management scheme in the wireless sensor networks (WSN). However, by investigating the organization and behavior of the communication subsystem in WSN devices, we found that in terms of energy consumption, the actual specifications of real WSN(More)
We have previously shown that a chimeric IgE antibody against the folic acid receptor (MOv18 IgE) inhibits tumor growth in a SCID mouse model of ovarian carcinoma. MOv18 IgE gave greater protection than the corresponding chimeric MOv18 IgG1. We have now confirmed these effects in a nude-mouse model of ovarian carcinoma and have demonstrated for the first(More)