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Link-layer fairness models that have been proposed for wireline and packet cellular networks cannot be generalized for shared channel wireless networks because of the unique characteristics of the wireless channel, such as location-dependent contention, inherent conflict between optimizing channel utilization and achieving fairness, and the absence of any(More)
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter that functions as a chloride channel. Nucleotide-binding domain 1 (NBD1), one of two ABC domains in CFTR, also contains sites for the predominant CF-causing mutation and, potentially, for regulatory phosphorylation. We have determined crystal structures(More)
Bioinformatics is an emerging and rapidly evolving discipline. The bioinformatics literature is growing exponentially. This paper aims to provide an integrated bibliometric study of the knowledge base of Chinese research community, based on the bibliometric information in the field of bioinformatics from SCI-Expanded database during the period of 2000–2005.(More)
Two extremely halophilic archaeal strains, designated TNN44(T) and TNN58(T), were isolated from Tainan marine solar saltern near Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, China. Cells of the two strains were pleomorphic and Gram-stain-negative; colonies were red-pigmented. Strains TNN44(T) and TNN58(T) were able to grow at 20-50 °C (optimum 37 °C for both), in(More)
Two halophilic archaeal strains TBN4(T) and TBN5 were isolated from Taibei marine solar saltern in Jiangsu, China. Both strains showed light red-pigmented colonies and their cells were rod, motile and Gram-stain-negative. They were able to grow at 25-50°C (optimum 37°C), at 1.4-4.3 M NaCl (optimum 2.1 M NaCl), at 0-1.0 M MgCl(2) (optimum 0.005 M MgCl(2))(More)
The epithelium lining the airways of the adult human lung is composed of ciliated and secretory cells together with undifferentiated basal cells (BCs). The composition and organization of this epithelium is severely disrupted in many respiratory diseases. However, little is known about the mechanisms controlling airway homeostasis and repair after(More)
CONTEXT Antibody-based induction therapy plus calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) reduce acute rejection rates in kidney recipients; however, opportunistic infections and toxic CNI effects remain challenging. Reportedly, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have successfully treated graft-vs-host disease. OBJECTIVE To assess autologous MSCs as replacement of antibody(More)
Four halophilic archaeal strains, designated TNN18(T), TBN12, TNN28(T) and TBN19, were isolated from brines sampled from two artificial marine solar salterns in eastern China. Strains TNN18(T) and TNN28(T) were isolated from the Tainan marine solar saltern, whereas strains TBN12 and TBN19 were from the Taibei marine solar saltern. Colonies of the four(More)
Two extremely halophilic archaeal strains, TBN21(T) and TBN49, were isolated from the Taibei marine solar saltern near Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, China. Cells of the two strains were pleomorphic and gram-negative and colonies were red. Strains TBN21(T) and TBN49 were able to grow at 25-50 °C (optimum 37 °C), at 1.4-5.1 M NaCl (optimum 3.4-3.9 M)(More)