Shota Saito

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BACKGROUND Ezrin is a member of the ezrin, radixin, and moesin family that provides a functional link between the plasma membrane and the cortical actin cytoskeleton. A correlation between ezrin overexpression and aggressive cancer behavior has been recently reported in various tumor types. However, its roles in the mechanisms underlying progression of(More)
The objective of this research is to evaluate the ε-minimum overflow threshold of the Bayes codes for a Markov source. In the lossless variable-length source coding problem, typical criteria are the mean codeword length and the overflow probability. The overflow probability is the probability with which a codeword length per source symbol exceeds a(More)
This paper considers universal lossless variable-length source coding problem and deals with one of the fundamental limits and pointwise asymptotics of the Bayes code for stationary ergodic finite order Markov sources. As investigation of the fundamental limits, we show upper and lower bounds of the minimum rate such that the probability which exceeds it is(More)
Micro-blogging services, such as Twitter, offer opportunities to analyse user behaviour. Discovering and distinguishing behavioural patterns in micro-blogging services is valuable. However, it is difficult and challenging to distinguish users, and to track the temporal development of collective attention within distinct user groups in Twitter. In this(More)
In social networking services (SNSs), persistent topics are extremely rare and valuable. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for the detection of persistent topics in SNSs based on Topic Graph. A topic graph is a subgraph of the ordinary social network graph that consists of the users who shared a certain topic up to some time point. Based on the(More)
BACKGROUND Refluxogenic effects of smoking and alcohol abuse may be related to the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The present study attempts to clarify the effects of continuous taurocholic acid (TCA) exposure, which is neither mutagenic nor genotoxic, on ESCC progression. METHODS A squamous carcinoma cell line (ESCC-DR) was(More)
—This paper investigates the problem of variable-length lossy source coding. We deal with the case where both the excess distortion probability and the overflow probability of codeword length are less than or equal to positive constants. The infimum of the thresholds on the overflow probability is characterized by a smooth max entropy-based quantity. Both(More)