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BACKGROUND In Western countries, a history of major depression (MD) is associated with reports of received parenting that is low in warmth and caring and high in control and authoritarianism. Does a similar pattern exist in women in China? METHOD Received parenting was assessed by a shortened version of the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) in two groups(More)
The acrosome reaction has long been thought to be induced by the zona pellucida. Here we report the identification and function of a novel human sperm glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane protein, NYD-SP8. The release of the protein during sperm-egg interaction and its binding to the cumulus, the first layer of egg investment, elicits(More)
An object-oriented accelerator design code has been designed and implemented in a simple and modular fashion. It contains all major features of its predecessors: TRACY and DESPOT. All physics of single-particle dynamics is implemented based on the Hamiltonian in the local frame of the component. Components can be moved arbitrarily in the three dimensional(More)
E-commerce applications cannot dictate the content of databases (DBs) or how the data services are provided. Thus the problem of interoperability arises when accessing existing data stores. A generalized version of this problem is called an impedance mismatch problem that arises when object oriented programs store objects in relational DBs. We describe a(More)
This paper describes the application of artificial neural networks to discriminating the coding system of eukaryotic genes. We choose > 300 genes from eight eukaryotic organisms: human, mouse, rat, horse, ox, sheep, soybean and rabbit, from which we build up different discrimination models relevant to their promoter regions, poly(A) signals, splice site(More)
Objective and Design: To examine the therapeutic effects of astilbin, a flavanoid isolated from Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae, on arthritis and to compare it with cyclosporine A (CsA). Materials and Methods: Type II collagen-induced arthritis in mice and its in vitro assays for proliferation, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and NO production were performed.(More)
The CO oxidation reaction on Rh(111) was studied both at low pressures (e2 × 10-4 Torr) under steady-state conditions and at high pressures (0.01-88 Torr) in a batch reactor at various gaseous reactant compositions. Surface CO and O coverages were determined using polarization modulation infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRAS) and X-ray(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between recurrent major depression (MD) in women and suicidality is complex. We investigated the extent to which patients who suffered with various forms of suicidal symptomatology can be distinguished from those subjects without such symptoms. METHOD We examined the clinical features of the worst episode in 1970 Han Chinese(More)