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Gene therapy is a potentially viable approach for treating hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), it requires efficient delivery systems and a target gene. Inducing carcinoma cell apoptosis by inhibition of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) overexpression has been emerging as an attractive strategy for cancer therapy. In our study, the high(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) ultrasound imaging and its potential value in the characterization of cervical cancer. ARFI ultrasound imaging of the uterine cervix was performed in 58 patients with cervical cancer prior to surgery. The diagnosis of cervical cancer was confirmed by(More)
In this paper, we propose a data-driven approach that extracts prior information for segmentation of the left ventricle in cardiac MR images of transplanted rat hearts. In our approach, probabilistic priors are generated from prominent features, i.e., corner points and scale-invariant edges, for both endo-and epi-cardium segmentation. We adopt a level set(More)
Th17-related cytokines have been suggested to play a crucial role in myasthenia gravis (MG) pathogenesis.The tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced protein 8-like-2 (TNFAIP8L2 or TIPE2), is a newly identified member of the tumor necrosis TNFAIP8 family which is an essential negative regulator of both innate and adaptive immunity. In the present study, the(More)
Pollen-stigma interactions are essential for pollen germination. The highly regulated process of pollen germination includes pollen adhesion, hydration, and germination on the stigma. However, the internal signaling of pollen that regulates pollen-stigma interactions is poorly understood. KINβγ is a plant-specific subunit of the SNF1-related protein kinase(More)
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