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Ochratoxin A(OTA) is found to be one of the predominant contaminating mycotoxins in a wide variety of food commodities. To avoid the risk of OTA consumption, the detection and quantitation of OTA level are of great significance. Based on the fact that ssDNA aptamer has the ability to form a double-strand structure with its complementary sequence, a simple(More)
Virtualization and cloud computing technologies now make it possible to consolidate multiple online services, which are packed in Virtual Machines (VMs), into a smaller number of physical servers. However, it is still a challenging scheduling problem for cloud provider to dynamically manage the VM allocation for handling variable workloads without Service(More)
Lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a flavin-dependent amine oxidase that selectively removes one or two methyl groups from H3 at Lys4 and is recognized as a promising therapeutic target for cancer and other diseases. Here, a series of 3-oxoamino-benzenesulfonamides were synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory activity against LSD1. Compounds 7b(More)
Development of transferable biocompatible membranes, which can be used for melanocyte culture and transplantation, is considered a feasible approach to increase the success rate for vitiliginous treatment. In this study, a crosslinked chitosan membrane (CCM) was produced via physical crosslinking of chitosan with sodium sulfate. The physical and mechanical(More)
Since Internet of Things (IoT) applications are deployed within open physical environments, their executions suffer from a wide spectrum of uncertain factors (e.g., network delay, sensor inputs). Although ThingML is a promising IoT modeling and specification language which enables the fast development of resource-constrained IoT applications, it lacks the(More)
The reproductive system is sensitive to lead (Pb) toxicity, which has long been an area of research interest, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be illustrated. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) is pivotal in mitochondrial function. In this study, mouse testis Sertoli cells (TM4 cells), PGC-1α lower-expression(More)
We designed an interactive 3D user interface system to perform object modeling in virtual environments. Expanding on existing 3D user interface techniques, we integrate low-cost human gesture recognition that endows the user with powerful abilities to perform complex virtual object modeling tasks in an immersive game setting. Much research has been done to(More)
The lead-induced toxic effect on mitochondria in Sertoli cells is not well studied and the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we reported the potential role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) in lead acetate-induced mitochondrial toxicity in mouse testicular Sertoli(More)
This paper, on rural restructuring in China, focuses on the ability of agricultural heritage systems to adapt to modernizing conditions in the rural economy. Since 2002, when FAO initiated the protection of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the value of agricultural heritage has been widely acknowledged, as has the importance and(More)