Shu Zhou

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This paper investigates the detection performance of randomly deployed wireless sensor networks. It addresses the problem of detecting mobile targets that have continuous movement. We categorise these targets into two classes. The first type is rational targets, which have the knowledge of existing sensors. The other type is on the contrary. These targets(More)
The internal ribosome entry site (IRES) in the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome initiates translation of the viral polyprotein precursor. The unique structure and high sequence conservation of the 5' UTR render the IRES RNA a potential target for the development of selective viral translation inhibitors. Here, we provide an(More)
Magnolol, an orally available compound from Magnolia officinalis used widely in traditional herbal medicine against a variety of neuronal diseases, possesses potent antioxidant properties and protects the brain against oxidative damage. The aim of the work is to examine the protective mechanisms of magnolol on human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells against(More)
Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B (RANK) and its ligand, RANKL play critical roles in bone re-modeling, immune function, vascular disease and mammary gland development. To study the interaction of RANK and RANKL, we have expressed both extracellular domain of RANK and ectodomain of RANKL using Escherichia coli expression system. RANK was(More)
Drug-induced ototoxicity, as a toxic side effect, is an important issue needed to be considered in drug discovery. Nevertheless, current experimental methods used to evaluate drug-induced ototoxicity are often time-consuming and expensive, indicating that they are not suitable for a large-scale evaluation of drug-induced ototoxicity in the early stage of(More)
Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) are rapidly becoming effective and practical methods in forensic medicine. In this article, we introduce a PMCTA approach by cardiac puncture and its application in a specific forensic case. A 50-year-old female sanitation worker was found dead on a road. External(More)
UNLABELLED Objective. To explore the potential effects of methanol and its metabolite, formic acid, on rat retina function. Methods. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3- and 7-day groups and a control. Experimental groups were given methanol and the control group were provided saline by gavage. Retinal function of each group was assessed by(More)
Cell migration is orchestrated by dynamic interactions of microtubules with the plasma membrane cortex. How these interactions facilitate these dynamic processes is still being actively investigated. TIP150 is a newly characterized microtubule plus end tracking protein essential for mitosis and entosis (Ward, T., Wang, M., Liu, X., Wang, Z., Xia, P., Chu,(More)
OBJECTIV e To find the correlation between real best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and testing results of microperimetry and visual evoked potential (VEP) and to explore a new method in recording BCVA in macular disease. METHODS Sixty-two patients with macular disease (macular disease group, 62 eyes) and eighteen healthy volunteers (control group, 36(More)