Xiaomei Ren

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Features can be classified into interferential features and discriminable features according to their contribution to pattern recognition. In this paper, a novel and simple method based on wavelet packet transform is proposed to extract the features from surface EMG signal. In this method, the features are relative wavelet packet energy (RWPE), which is(More)
We have developed an effective technique for extracting and classifying motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) for electromyography (EMG) signal decomposition. This technique is based on single-channel and short perioda9s real recordings from normal subjects and artificially generated recordings. This EMG signal decomposition technique has several distinctive(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial media calcification (AMC) is highly prevalent and is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, stroke and amputation in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Previous research suggests that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are responsible for vascular calcification in diabetic patients. The potential link between oxidative stress and(More)
We have studied methods for noise reduction of myoelectric signals and for extraction of motor unit action potentials from these signals. Effective MUAP peak detection is the first important step in EMG decomposition. We first combined independent component analysis and wavelet filtering to remove power line interference, and then applied a wavelet(More)
BACKGROUND Thioglycolic acid (TGA) is widely used in the hairdressing industry, which mostly caters to women. Recently, TGA has been reported to impair several organs, especially reproductive ones such as testes and ovaries. The reproductive toxicity of TGA on females has become an issue that cannot be neglected. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In the(More)
The structure-based design of 1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives as selective DDR1 inhibitors is reported. One of the representative compounds, 6j, binds to DDR1 with a Kd value of 4.7 nM and suppresses its kinase activity with an IC50 value of 9.4 nM, but it is significantly less potent for a panel of 400 nonmutated kinases. 6j also demonstrated(More)
The FIP1-like-1-platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (FIP1L1-PDGFRα) fusion oncogene is the driver factor in a subset of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES)/chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL). Most FIP1L1-PDGFRα-positive patients respond well to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) imatinib. Resistance to imatinib in HES/CEL has been(More)
BACKGROUND Existing in Permanent-wave solutions (PWS), thioglycolic acid (TGA) is widely used in hairdressing industry for its contribution to hair styling. However, the toxicity of TGA, especially its reproductive toxicity, gradually calls the attention of more and more researchers. METHOD In this work, xenopus oocytes were pretreated with different(More)