Shu-qin Liu

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The regulation of junctional conductance (Gi) of the major cardiac (connexin43; Cx43) and liver (connexin32; Cx32) gap junction proteins by intracellular hydrogen ion concentration (pH; pHi), as well as well as that of a truncation mutant of Cx43 (M257) with 125 amino acids deleted from the COOH terminus, was characterized in pairs of Xenopus laevis oocytes(More)
Activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) cascades after Toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation contributes to innate immune responses. Signal regulatory protein (SIRP) alpha, a member of the SIRP family that is abundantly expressed in macrophages, has been implicated in regulating MAPK and NF-kappaB(More)
The extraordinary specificity of bile duct destruction in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and the presence of T cell infiltrates in the portal tracts have suggested that biliary epithelial cells are the targets of an autoimmune response. The immunodominant antimitochondrial response in patients with PBC is directed against the E2 component of pyruvate(More)
—Weighted coefficients of image retrieval algorithm based on relevance feedback are determined in advance, which is lack of flexibility. In order to obtain satisfactory retrieval results, this algorithm requires a large amount of feedback calculation and efficiency of the algorithm is low. Aiming at the faults of relevance feedback, the adaptive adjustment(More)
With formate as ligand, two 1-D 3d-4f compounds (linear and zigzag) based on pyramidal {TbCu(4)} unit were obtained. Chair-like [(H(2)O)(2)(ClO(4))(2)](2-) clusters and μ(5)-η(1):η(4) bridging mode of formate were observed in the linear one which also displays slow relaxation of the magnetization.
Treatments designed to increase neurochemical levels may also result in increases in the numbers of axons that produce the neurochemicals of interest. A natural research question is how does one compare the average neurochemical production per axon between two (or more) experimental groups. Two statistical methods are proposed for this problem. The first(More)
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