Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase 3 family, is activated by oxidative stress. The death-signaling pathway mediated by ASK1 is inhibited by DJ-1, which is linked to recessively inherited Parkinson's disease (PD). Considering that DJ-1 deficiency exacerbates the toxicity of the mitochondrial complex… (More)
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) are crucial for many aspects of the development and differentiation of the nervous system and are important in controlling cytoskeletal remodeling during neuronal morphogenesis. BMPs are TGFβ superfamily members that signal through a heteromeric complex of type I and type II BMP receptors. The BMPRII receptor is… (More)
As a coding scheme for videos, distributed video coding (DVC) requires the development of motion information. However, motion content is unstable. In this article, we review motion non-stationarity considerations at the DVC encoder and decoder. The encoder focuses on adaptive exploration of the changes of interframe spatial-temporal correlation as the… (More)
The aim of the present study was to improve upon the traditional model of pre-hepatic portal hypertension in rats, and simulate the anhepatic phase of orthotopic liver trans-plantation without veno-venous bypass. A reversible model of portal hypertension was induced by portal vein ligation, with a label ring ligated along the portal vein. A total of 135… (More)
In the original publication, the Tables 1 and 2 were incorrectly presented. These tables were corrected in the original version.
We have identified a novel Xenopus gene (xVAP019) encoding a DUF1208 domain containing protein. Using whole-mount in situ hybridization and RT-PCR, we found abundant xVAP019 maternal transcripts in the animal hemisphere during the cleavage stages and blastula stages. During gastrulation xVAP019 is differentially expressed with higher levels in the animal… (More)
Mouse prion protein PrP106-126 is a peptide corresponding to the residues 107-127 of human prion protein. It has been shown that PrP106-126 can reproduce the main neuropathological features of prionrelated transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and can form amyloid-like fibrils in vitro. The conformational characteristics of PrP106-126 fibril have been… (More)