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In addition to O-phosphorylation, O-linked modifications of serine and threonine by beta-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) may regulate muscle contractile function. This study assessed the potential role of O-GlcNAcylation in cardiac muscle contractile activation. To identify specific sites of O-GlcNAcylation in cardiac myofilament proteins, a recently(More)
RATIONALE In the myocardium, redox/cysteine modification of proteins regulating Ca(2+) cycling can affect contraction and may have therapeutic value. Nitroxyl (HNO), the one-electron-reduced form of nitric oxide, enhances cardiac function in a manner that suggests reversible cysteine modifications of the contractile machinery. OBJECTIVE To determine the(More)
Multiple description coding (MDC) allows management of tradeoff in achievable rate-distortion performance among various components in a processing (coding-decoding) system or channels in a transmission scheme. Current MDC methods first fix performance of the central decoder at a conventional single description (SD) level. and then inject inter-channel(More)
We apply the Bayesian information criterion (BIC) to unsu-pervised segmentation of two-way telephone conversations according to speaker turns, and then proceed to produce homogenous clusters consisting of the resulting segments. Such clustering allows more accurate feature normalization and model adaption for ASR-related tasks. In contrast to similar(More)
Ramie is an important natural fiber. There has been little research on the molecular mechanisms of ramie related to the absorption, utilization and metabolism of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). One approach to reveal the mechanisms of N, P and K (NPK) utilization and metabolism in ramie is comparative proteome analysis. The differentially(More)
Automatic recognition of compressed speech in such applications as voice mail or call centers has significantly degraded performance compared to non-compressed data when background noise is present. Recognition of transmitted speech, such as in cellular, voice over IP, or networked PDA input, may also face the problem of frame erasures. There have been(More)
This paper mainly deals with the issue of incipient fault diagnosis for rolling element bearing. Firstly, an envelope demodulation technique based on wavelet packet transform and energy operator is applied to extract the fault feature of vibration signal. Secondly, the relative spectral entropy of envelope spectrum and the gravity frequency are combined to(More)
Ophiocordyceps sinensis, one of the most important income sources of rural Tibetan families, is an entomopathogenic fungus that parasitizes the ghost moth Thitarodes larvae, which live in alpine meadows on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Himalayas. The annual yield of O. sinensis has gradually declined in recent years. However, there is no effective method(More)