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Peritoneal macrophages (PM) perform first-line defense activity against peritonitis, the most important complication in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) therapy. Our longitudinal study has compared the PM function in 20 uremic patients during periods free of peritonitis since they started CAPD therapy in January 1987. The results showed that(More)
Various methods of reconstructing transcriptional regulatory networks infer transcriptional regulatory interactions (TRIs) between strongly coexpressed gene pairs (as determined from microarray experiments measuring mRNA levels). Alternatively, however, the coexpression of two genes might imply that they are coregulated by one or more transcription factors(More)
Epigenetic modifications to histones may promote either activation or repression of the transcription of nearby genes. Recent experimental studies show that the promoters of many lineage-control genes in stem cells have "bivalent domains" in which the nucleosomes contain both active (H3K4me3) and repressive (H3K27me3) marks. It is generally agreed that(More)
Trithorax-group proteins and their mammalian homologs, including those in BAF (mSWI/SNF) complexes, are known to oppose the activity of Polycomb repressive complexes (PRCs). This opposition underlies the tumor-suppressive role of BAF subunits and is expected to contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the mechanisms underlying opposition to(More)
A synnematous species of Penicillium, P. calidicanium, is described and illustrated. The fungus was isolated from soil in Taiwan. Penicillium calidicanium can be placed in subgenus Biverticillium because of its symmetrical, biverticillate penicilli, ampulliform to acerose phialides, and ability to produce abundant synnemata in Czapek yeast extract agar,(More)
[1] We carried out a systematic study of the seasonal cycle and its latitudinal variation in the nitrous oxide (N2O) data collected by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration–Global Monitoring Division (NOAA-GMD) and the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). In order to confirm the weak seasonal signal in the observations, we applied(More)
This study investigated the impact of the improvement of insomnia on the blood pressure levels of hypertensive patients. A total of 402 patients with a diagnosis of insomnia and hypertension were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The treatment group (202 cases) received standard anti-hypertensive treatment with Estazolam, and the control group(More)
In this paper, we study dynamical systems in which a large number N of identical Landau-Stuart oscillators are globally coupled via a mean-field. Previously, it has been observed that this type of system can exhibit a variety of different dynamical behaviors. These behaviors include time periodic cluster states in which each oscillator is in one of a small(More)
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