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OBJECTIVE To elucidate the mechanism by which embryo-resorption and preterm birth were enhanced by pathogenic CpG motif and to develop a counter strategy for normal pregnancy outcome. METHODS This is an animal model-based study. In pregnant nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice and wild-type (WT) mice in the same strain background, an infection was mimicked by(More)
BACKGROUND Carbazole is a recalcitrant compound with a dioxin-like structure and possesses mutagenic and toxic activities. Bacteria respond to a xenobiotic by recruiting exogenous genes to establish a pathway to degrade the xenobiotic, which is necessary for their adaptation and survival. Usually, this process is mediated by mobile genetic elements such as(More)
Recent studies have shown that continuous cropping in soybean causes substantial changes to the microbial community in rhizosphere soil. In this study, we investigated the effects of continuous cropping for various time periods on the diversity of rhizosphere soil arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in various soybean cultivars at the branching stage. The(More)
We introduce a new pipeline for hand localization and fingertip detection. For RGB images captured from an egocentric vision mobile camera, hand and fingertip detection remains a challenging problem due to factors like background complexity and hand shape variety. To address these issues accurately and robustly, we build a large scale dataset named(More)
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) plays a key role in tumor metabolism and regulates the rate-limiting final step of glycolysis. In tumor cells, there are two allosteric effectors for PKM2: fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP) and serine. However, the relationship between FBP and serine for allosteric regulation of PKM2 is unknown. Here we constructed residue/residue(More)
Hyperammonemia is considered to be central to the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy in patients exhibiting hepatic failure (HF). It has previously been determined that hyperammonemia is a serious metabolic disorder commonly observed in patients with HF. However, it is unclear whether hyperammonemia has a direct adverse effect on hepatic cells or(More)
With the heated trend of augmented reality (AR) and popularity of smart head-mounted devices, the development of natural human device interaction is important, especially the hand gesture based interaction. This paper presents a solution for the point gesture based interaction in the egocentric vision and its application. Firstly, a dataset named EgoFinger(More)
An effective way to improve the efficiency of organic solar cells is to adjust the electron-withdrawing strength in donor-acceptor (D-A) copolymers. To achieve this goal, starting from previously reported polymers (PCPDT-BT and PDTPr-FBT) which are based on benzothiadiazole (BT) electron-deficient unit connected to each of two electron-rich units(More)