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A family of serine/threonine kinase Aurora constitutes a key regulator in the orchestration of mitotic events. The human Aurora paralogues Aurora-A, Aurora-B, and Aurora-C have a highly conserved catalytic domain. Extensive studies on the role of Aurora-A and Aurora-B have revealed distinct localizations and functions in regulating mitotic processes,(More)
Glucose and glycerol are useful carbon sources for the cultivation of Aurantiochytrium limacinum SR21. Glucose facilitates rapid growth and lipid synthesis, and glycerol promotes the accumulation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in A. limacinum SR21. To improve the DHA productivity of A. limacinum SR21, shake flask and fed-batch cultures were performed using(More)
Biting midges are hematophagus ectoparasites of insects, humans and other animals. Culicoides (Trithicoides) anophelis Edwards1922 is a predator of engorged mosquitoes. In a field trip of wild mosquito collections, C. anophelis was found on two Anopheles mosquitoes. One mosquito with a midge clinging onto its abdomen was caught on video demonstrating the(More)
EphA5 is a member of the Eph/ephrin family and plays a critical role in the regulation of carcinogenesis. A significant reduction of EphA5 transcripts in high-grade prostate cancer tissue was shown using a transcriptomic analysis, compared to the low-grade prostate cancer tissue. As less is known about the mechanism of EphA5 downregulation and the function(More)
Novel on-chip waveguide turnings and crossings based on metal-free elliptical reflectors are simulated and demonstrated. 1μm-wide waveguide case gives half the loss in elliptical reflector turn (16% loss) compared to plane mirror turn (30% loss).
Splicing of the last intron (intron D) of the bovine growth hormone pre-mRNA requires the presence of a downstream exonic splicing enhancer (ESE). This enhancer is contained within a 115-nucleotide FspI-PvuII (FP) fragment located in the middle of the last exon (exon 5). Previous work showed that the splicing factor SF2/ASF binds to this FP region and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of orally administered ketoconazole and voriconazole on the pharmacokinetics of carvedilol and its metabolites in rats. Fifteen healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: A group (30 mg/kg ketoconazole), B group (30 mg/kg voriconazole) and C group (control group). A(More)
Arachidonic acid (ARA) yield and productivity of Mortierella alpina mutant D20 were enhanced by integrating a fed-batch culture combined with a two-stage pH control strategy. Following a kinetic analysis of the whole fermentation process, a two-stage pH control strategy was developed in which the pH was maintained at 5.5 for the first 48 h and then shifted(More)
BACKGROUND Principal component analysis (PCA) has been widely employed for automatic neuronal spike sorting. Calculating principal components (PCs) is computationally expensive, and requires complex numerical operations and large memory resources. Substantial hardware resources are therefore needed for hardware implementations of PCA. General Hebbian(More)
The cytoskeletal organizer ezrin is a member of the ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM) family and plays important roles in not only cell motility, cell adhesion, and apoptosis, but also in various cell signaling pathways. Phosphorylation at Thr-567 and Tyr-353 are key regulatory events in the transition of the dormant to active form of ezrin. This study(More)