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The plant hormone auxin, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), plays important roles in plant growth and development. The signaling response to IAA is largely dependent on the local concentration of IAA, and this concentration is regulated by multiple mechanisms in plants. Therefore, the precise quantification of local IAA concentration provides insights into the(More)
Two predictor-corrector methods of order m = Ω(log n) are proposed for solving sufficient linear complementarity problems. The methods produce a sequence of iterates in the N − ∞ neighborhood of the central path. The first method requires an explicit upper bound κ of the handicap of the problem while the second method does not. Both methods have O((1 + κ)(More)
This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication. Abstract—This paper proposes a novel distributed asyn-chronous multi-channel MAC scheme for large-scale Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, namely, Asynchronous Multi-Channel MAC-Distributed (AMCMAC-D). The(More)
The modular SCF (Skp1, cullin, and F box) ubiquitin ligases feature a large family of F box protein substrate receptors that enable recognition of diverse targets. However, how the repertoire of SCF complexes is sustained remains unclear. Real-time measurements of formation and disassembly indicate that SCF(Fbxw7) is extraordinarily stable, but, in the(More)
The carmine spider mite (CSM), Tetranychus cinnabarinus, is an important pest mite in agriculture, because it can develop insecticide resistance easily. To gain valuable gene information and molecular basis for the future insecticide resistance study of CSM, the first transcriptome analysis of CSM was conducted. A total of 45,016 contigs and 25,519 unigenes(More)
A new sparse high performance conjugate gradient benchmark (HPCG) has been recently released to address challenges in the design of sparse linear solvers for the next generation extreme-scale computing systems. Key computation, data access, and communication pattern in HPCG represent building blocks commonly found in today's HPC applications. While it is a(More)
The purpose of this study was to confirm previously reported associations of common variants in or near CDC7/TGFBR3, ZP4, SRBD1, ELOVL5, CAV1/CAV2, TLR4, CDKN2B, CDKN2B-AS1, ATOH7, PLXDC2, TMTC2, SIX1, and CARD10, with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Afro-Caribbean population of Barbados, West Indies. A total of 437 unrelated subjects from the(More)
The signaling of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) is the host's first line of defense against microbial invasion. The mitochondrion is emerging as a critical platform for antiviral signal transduction. The regulatory role of mitochondria for TLR signaling remains to be explored. Here, we show that the mitochondrial outer-membrane protein MARCH5 positively(More)
In this study, we investigated the role of β-arrestin-2 in alcohol preference using the two-bottle choice and conditioned place preference procedures in wild-type (WT) and β-arrestin-2 knockout (KO) mice. Locomotion and righting reflex tests were performed to test alcohol sensitivity. The possible molecular signals regulated by β-arrestin-2 were analyzed by(More)