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MOTIVATION We consider the detection of expressed genes and the comparison of them in different experiments with the high-density oligonucleotide microarrays. The results are summarized as the detection calls and comparison calls, and they should be robust against data outliers over a wide target concentration range. It is also helpful to provide parameters(More)
Earthworm shock secretion contains a 20-kDa vomeronasally mediated chemoattractive protein for garter snakes. Both the ligand-receptor binding and the chemoattractivity of ES20 are Ca(2+)-dependent. When ES20 binds to its G-protein-coupled receptors in the vomeronasal epithelium, the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) level is increased, but the level of(More)
MOTIVATION Analysis of many thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across whole genome is crucial to efficiently map disease genes and understanding susceptibility to diseases, drug efficacy and side effects for different populations and individuals. High density oligonucleotide microarrays provide the possibility for such analysis with(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the alterations of proliferation and differentiation of hippocampal cells in prenatally stressed rats. METHODS We investigated the impact of prenatal restraint stress on the hipocampal cell proliferation in the progeny with 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU), which is a marker of proliferating cells and their progeny. In addition, we(More)
—Thermal Signal Reconstruction (TSR) is a well-known nondestructive evaluation technique. It enhances the locations of defects in composite materials in aerospace industry, and has been applied in infrared imaging of human hands recently to locate microvasculature under the skin. In this work we reinvestigated the new application and explored the(More)
BACKGROUND While a number of the consequences of mast cell degranulation within tissues have been documented including tissue-specific changes such as bronchospasm and the subsequent cellular infiltrate, there is little known about the immediate effects of mast cell degranulation on the associated vasculature, critical to understanding the evolution of mast(More)