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Replanted Calligonum caput-medusae saplings in the Tarim River watershed face short-term and frequent herbivory by goats, which can result in either growth inhibition or stimulation. The effects of herbivory on shrub saplings are unclear. We simulated herbivory with clipping to test two hypotheses. We hypothesized that (1) moderate herbivory may positively(More)
Secretion of triacylglycerol-enriched very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs) from the liver is vital for maintaining plasma lipid homeostasis. However, the process of VLDL assembly and lipidation is not well characterized. Here, we observed that liver of Cideb null mice had higher levels of triacylglycerols accompanied by low level of VLDL secretion.(More)
Signature-based algorithms, including F5, F5C, G2V and GVW, are efficient algorithms for computing Gröbner bases in commutative polynomial rings. In this paper, we present a signature-based algorithm to compute Gröbner bases in solvable polynomial algebras which include usual commutative polynomial rings and some non-commutative polynomial rings(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate apoptosis, yet their role in regulated necrosis remains unknown. miR-21 is overexpressed in nearly all human cancer types and its role as an oncogene is suggested to largely depend on its anti-apoptotic action. Here we show that miR-21 is overexpressed in a murine model of acute pancreatitis, a pathologic condition involving(More)
China's urbanization is going into a fast development stage. This paper focuses on the recent evolution of an urbanized area – Sunan, the southern part of Jiangsu province in the Yangtze River Delta in China – by means of complementary approaches, especially different fractal and autocorrelation measures. The research shows that Sunan's urban clusters are(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the expression and function of reprogramming-related long noncoding RNA (lincRNA-ROR) in glioma and glioma stem cells (GSCs). With real-time quantitative PCR, we analyzed lincRNA-ROR expression levels in 26 primary glioma patients and the expression correlation of lincRNA-ROR with SOX11 and KLF4. To explore its(More)
PURPOSE Increasing acquisition efficiency is always a challenge in high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which has low signal-to-noise ratio and is sensitive to reconstruction artifacts. In this study, a parallel imaging (PI) and compressed sensing (CS) combined framework is proposed, which features motion error correction, PI calibration, and(More)
A novel fabrication method for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensors that used a fast femtosecond (fs) laser scanning process to etch uniform patterns and structures on the endface of a fused silica optical fiber, which is then coated with a thin layer of silver through thermal evaporation is presented. A high quality SERS signal was detected on(More)
In multi-shot diffusion imaging, motion induced phase variations are traditionally seen as a source of artifacts and corrected in the image domain using SENSE-based methods. This correction usually requires image echo and navigator echo to be geometrically matched. Recently, a k-space based method, realigned GRAPPA, has been proposed. It realigns data from(More)