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In gram-negative bacteria, the assembly of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) requires a β-barrel assembly machinery (BAM) complex, of which BamA is an essential and evolutionarily conserved component. To elucidate the mechanism of BamA-mediated OMP biogenesis, we determined the crystal structure of the C-terminal transmembrane domain of BamA from Escherichia(More)
Stilbazolium dimers were designed and synthesized in which methylene groups of different lengths link the two chromophores. The second-order nonlinear optical property has been detected from their Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers. Photocurrent generation as well as other photophysical properties such as absorption and fluorescence were investigated. Comparing(More)
Using a large phage antibody library, a protein microarray spotted directly with phage-displayed antibody clones was created to discriminate between recognition profiles of samples from healthy donors and leukemia patients. The protocol for preparing antibody-displaying phage chips was presented. Some conditions such as substrates and blocking buffers were(More)
This paper presents an adaptive frame length mechanism based on a cross-layer analysis of intrinsic relations between the MAC frame length, bit error rate (BER) of the wireless link and normalized goodput. The proposed mechanism selects the optimal frame length that keeps the service normalized goodput at required levels while satisfying the lowest(More)
In this work, N(2) adsorption was employed to investigate the effects of carbon support, platinum, and ionomer loading on the microstructure of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell catalyst layers (CLs). Brunauer-Emmett-Teller and t-plot analyses of adsorption isotherms and pore-size distributions were used to study the microstructure of carbon supports,(More)
Capacity dimensioning is one of the key problems in wireless network planning. Analytical and simulation methods are usually used to pursue the accurate capacity dimensioning of wireless network. In this paper, an analytical capacity dimensioning method for WCDMA with high speed wireless link is proposed based on the analysis on relations among system(More)
The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River basin have the most representative and largest concentration of freshwater lakes in China. However, the size and number of these lakes have changed considerably over the past century due to the natural and anthropogenic impact. The lakes, larger than 10 km(2) in size, were chosen from relief maps and(More)
Femtocells, which provide an improved SINR for user equipment (UE) inside homes and offices, have been widely deployed jointly with macrocells in heterogeneous networks (Het-Net). With self-configuration and self-optimization functionalities of self-organization networks (SONs), femtocells can minimize the impact on macro cellular network by adapting(More)
In LTE-A systems, load balancing is one of the key targets of the self-organizing network (SON). This paper proposes a virtual cell-breathing based load balancing (VCBLB) scheme for downlink LTE-A self-optimizing networks. In the proposed load balancing scheme, the coverage of serving cells and neighboring target cells is virtually controlled by adjusting(More)