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In this paper we present JST, a tool that automatically generates a high coverage test suite for industrial strength Java applications. This tool uses a numeric-string hybrid symbolic execution engine at its core which is based on the Symbolic Java PathFinder platform. However, in order to make the tool applicable to industrial applications the existing(More)
Tools for floating-point error estimation are fundamental to program understanding and optimization. In this paper, we focus on tools for determining the input settings to a floating point routine that maximizes its result error. Such tools can help support activities such as precision allocation, performance optimization, and auto-tuning. We benchmark(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in neoplastic process. miR-24 is localized on chromosome 9q22 and 19p13, regions frequently altered in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study showed that miR-24 was up-regulated in OSCC tissues relative to control samples. In addition, the plasma levels of miR-24 in OSCC patients were significantly higher(More)
BACKGROUND Many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been found to be associated with oral cancer but the biological interactions through SNPs are seldom addressed. In this study, we focused on the joint effect for SNP combinations of four DNA repair genes, X-ray repair cross-complementing groups (XRCCs) 1-4, involved in major cancer-related(More)
Galectin-1 (Gal-1) is a beta-galactose-binding lectin; its expression level has been reported to correlate with tumor progression. Gal-1 is highly expressed in the invasive front of primary tumors and in the cancer cells of metastatic lesions in the lymph nodes of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. However, the molecular mechanism of Gal-1 in tumor(More)
PURPOSE To offer recommendations of risk factors, prevention, and treatment of oral bisphosphonate and steroid-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BSRONJ) in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients were clinicopathologically proved to have bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). All of the patients were taking oral bisphosphonates and(More)
BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most malignant neoplasms worldwide, and the molecular mechanism of oral tumorigenesis is still unclear. Fatty-acid-binding protein 5 (FABP5) was found in our previous study to be upregulated in oral squamous cell carcinomas by proteomic analysis. The implications of FABP5 overexpression in oral(More)
The ability to reproduce simulation results (external deter-minism) goes a long way towards enhancing the trustworthi-ness of high performance computing simulations. The ability to replay schedules (internal determinism) greatly facilitates reproducing bugs, and helps reduce wasted programmer productivity. In this paper, we consider these issues in the(More)
Betel quid (BQ) is a widely accepted etiological factor for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in Southeast Asia, but how BQ chewing leads to oral carcinogenesis remains to be elucidated. We have previously demonstrated that the activation of Src family kinases (SFKs) is critical for BQ-induced oral cancer cell motility. Here we investigate whether this(More)
Tumor invasion and metastasis represent a major unsolved problem in cancer pathogenesis. Recent studies have indicated the involvement of Src-homology 2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2) in multiple malignancies; however, the role of SHP2 in oral cancer progression has yet to be elucidated. We propose that SHP2 is involved in the progression(More)