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BACKGROUND The use of DNA from archival formalin and paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue for genetic and epigenetic analyses may be problematic, since the DNA is often degraded and only limited amounts may be available. Thus, it is currently not known whether genome-wide methylation can be reliably assessed in DNA from archival FFPE tissue. (More)
Identification of protein complexes and functional modules from protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks is crucial to understanding the principles of cellular organization and predicting protein functions. In the past few years, many computational methods have been proposed. However, most of them considered the PPI networks as static graphs and(More)
Clustering of protein-protein interaction networks is one of the most prevalent methods for identifying protein complexes, detecting functional modules and predicting protein functions. In the past few years, many clustering methods have been proposed. However, it is still a challenging task to evaluate how well the protein clusters are identified. Even for(More)
The accumulation of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) generally occurs in plants infected with viruses. However, the effect of Hsp70 accumulation on plant viral infection and pathogenesis remains elusive. In this study, the expression of six Hsp70 genes was found to be induced by the four diverse RNA viruses, Tobacco mosaic virus, Potato virus X (PVX), Cucumber(More)
In wireless sensor network, directed diffusion is a classical and data-central routing protocol, in which routing creation mainly depends on the plain flooding. For suppressing the redundant message in the flooding so as to improve its energy-efficiency, a new directed diffusion routing protocol named DDBC (directed diffusion based on clustering) is(More)
Influenza vaccine has to be reformulated each year due to the ever-changing antigenicity of the influenza virus. However, few post-licensure studies of influenza vaccine are available in China. We aimed to measure the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine during 2 consecutive seasons. Among children in Guangzhou aged 6 to 59 mo in 2010-2012, we(More)
Potato stem canker caused by Rhizoctonia solani commonly occurs in potato-growing regions around the world, but little is known about whether binucleate Rhizoctonia (BNR) can incite this disease on potato plants in China. In the present study, a total of 69 BNR isolates were recovered from cankered subterraneous stems of potato collected from 17 provinces,(More)
With the progress of studies and researches on the biological networks, plenty of excellent clustering algorithms have been proposed. Nevertheless, not only different algorithms but also the same algorithms with different characteristics result in different performances on the same biological networks. Therefore, it might be difficult for researchers to(More)
In this paper, a structure health monitor (SHM) system for the bridge is introduced, of which wireless communication and embedding techniques are deployed. After summing up the wireless communication techniques and time synchronization requirements in practical application, a data transfer protocol based on clock synchronization and reliability in wireless(More)