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CONTEXT Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease. Steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1), a transcriptional factor essential for activation of multiple steroidogenic genes for estrogen biosynthesis, is undetectable in normal endometrial stromal cells and aberrantly expressed in endometriotic stromal cells. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to unravel(More)
Super-Resolution is the problem of generating one or a set of high-resolution images from one or a sequence of lowresolution frames. Most methods have been proposed for super-resolution based on multiple low resolution images of the same scene, which is called multiple-frame superresolution. Only a few approaches produce a highresolution image from a single(More)
UNLABELLED The transcription factor ZNF217 is a candidate oncogene in the amplicon on chromosome 20q13 that occurs in 20% to 30% of primary human breast cancers and that correlates with poor prognosis. We show that Znf217 overexpression drives aberrant differentiation and signaling events, promotes increased self-renewal capacity, mesenchymal marker(More)
The capsaicin receptor, also known as 'transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor subtype 1' (TRPV1, VR1), is an ion channel subunit expressed in primary afferent nociceptors, which plays a critical role in pain transduction and thermal hyperalgesia. Increases in nociceptor TRPV1 mRNA and protein are associated with tissue injury-inflammation. As(More)
There has been an increasing interest in using unlabeled data in semi-supervised learning for various classification problems. Previous work shows that unlabeled data can improve or degrade the classification performance depending on whether the model assumption matches the ground-truth data distribution, and also on the complexity of the classifier(More)
Steroid receptors in the stromal cells of endometrium and its disease counterpart tissue endometriosis play critical physiologic roles. We found that mRNA and protein levels of estrogen receptor 2 (ESR2) were strikingly higher, whereas levels of estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), total progesterone receptor (PGR), and progesterone receptor B (PGR B) were(More)
Loss of progesterone signaling in the endometrium may be a causal factor in the development of endometriosis, and progesterone resistance is commonly observed in women with this disease. In endometriotic stromal cells, the levels of progesterone receptor (PR), particularly the PR-B isoform, are significantly decreased, leading to a loss of paracrine(More)
We present a novel model of the effective thermal conductivity for carbon nanotube composites by incorporating the interface thermal resistance with an average polarization theory. The dependence of the effective thermal conductivity on nanotube length, diameter, concentration, and interface thermal resistance has been taken care of simultaneously in our(More)
The genetic mechanism underlying panicle number per plant (PN), spikelet number per panicle (SNP) and its related traits in rice was analysed using 292 F13 RILs from the cross of Lemont/Teqing and a complete linkage map with 272 molecular markers. The RILs showed tremendous transgressive segregation for all traits studied. The weak negative correlation(More)
Heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycans (HSPGs) bind to multiple growth factors/morphogens and regulate their signaling. 6-O-sulfation (6S) of glucosamine within HS chains is critical for many of these ligand interactions. Sulf-1 and Sulf-2, which are extracellular neutral-pH sulfatases, provide a novel post-synthetic mechanism for regulation of HSPG function by(More)