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Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) consist of mesh routers and mesh clients, where mesh routers have minimal mobility and form the backbone of WMNs. They provide network access for both mesh and conventional clients. The integration of WMNs with other networks such as the Internet, cellular, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16, sensor networks, etc., can be(More)
Codiagnosability and coobservability in discrete event systems where observations are dynamic are considered. Instead of having a fixed set of observable events, the observation of an event is dynamic (trace-dependent) in this paper. A procedure is developed to transform the problem of coobservability to the problem of codiagnosability in the context of(More)
The problem of minimizing communication of event occurrences in systems modeled by finite-state automata is considered. There are communicating agents observing the behavior of the system for purposes of control or diagnosis. A set of communication policies for the agents is said to be minimal if communications of event occurrences cannot be removed without(More)
The discovery of placental microRNAs (miRNAs) in maternal serum has opened up new possibilities for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. However, the expression of miRNAs in the serum of pregnant women with fetuses with neural tube defects (NTDs) has not been characterized. In this article, we explored serum miRNAs as potential biomarkers in the serum of(More)
The latest high-throughput sequencing technologies show that there are more than 1000 types of microbiota in the human gut. These microbes are not only important to maintain human health, but also closely related to the occurrence and development of various diseases. With the development of transplantation technologies, allogeneic transplantation has become(More)
The problem of minimizing communication in a distributed networked system is considered in a discrete-event formalism where the system is modeled as a finite-state automaton. The system consists of a central station and a set of N local agents, each observing a set of local events. The central station needs to know ⋆ The research of the first two authors is(More)
The aim of our study was to determine the outcomes of liver transplant recipients receiving either lamivudine (LAM) monotherapy or LAM combined with low-dose intramuscular (IM) hepatitis B Immunoglobulin (HBIG) therapy. We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of patients that had had liver transplantation in a single center for(More)
The tumor suppressor p53 modulates transcription of a number of target genes involved in cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, DNA repair, and other important cellular responses. Mitofusin-2 (Mfn2) is a novel suppressor of cell proliferation that may also exert apoptotic effects via the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. Through bioinformatics analysis, we identified(More)
PURPOSE Neuroblastoma is a common pediatric tumor that is derived from improperly differentiated neural crest cells (NCC). We recently revealed that endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor/prokineticin-1 (EG-VEGF/Prok-1) is a key factor mediating the growth and differentiation of enteric NCCs during development. In this report, we further(More)