Xiaoyun Yang

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer worldwide. However, this disease can be prevented by detection and removal of precursor adenomatous polyps during optical colonoscopy (OC). During OC, the endoscopist looks for colon polyps. While hyperplastic polyps are benign lesions, adenomatous polyps are likely to become cancerous. Hence, it is(More)
Cellular chemotaxis is the best-known function of chemokine receptors which are closely linked with tumor metastasis. In fact, positive expression of chemokine receptors could also be identified even in some patients without metastatic tumors, while the clinical relevance of this data has not been fully established. Our studies were designed to clarify the(More)
Accurate and automatic colon segmentation from CT images is a crucial step of many clinical applications in CT colonography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) of colon polyps, 3-D virtual flythrough of the colon, and prone/supine registration. However, the existence of adjacent air-filled organs such as the lung, stomach, and small intestine, and the(More)
The rectal tube (RT) is a common source of false positives (FPs) in computer-aided detection (CAD) systems for CT colonography. In this paper, we present a novel and robust bottom-up approach to detect the RT. Probabilistic models, trained using kernel density estimation (KDE) on simple low-level features, are employed to rank and select the most likely RT(More)
1. N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferases V (GnT-V/Mgat5) play a pivotal role in the processing of N-linked glycoproteins in the Golgi apparatus. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V is able to modify TrKA, the high-affinity tyrosine kinase-type receptor for NGF, and thereby to regulate the receptor(More)