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Somatic mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been detected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, it remains unclear whether mtDNA copy number and mitochondrial biogenesis are altered in HCC. In this study, we found that mtDNA copy number and the content of mitochondrial respiratory proteins were reduced in HCCs as compared with the(More)
BACKGROUND This study surveyed the characteristics of white matter (WM) micro-integrity in patients who were diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) without co-morbidities. METHOD A total of 44 patients with MDD and 27 normal controls were enrolled in our study. Diffusion tensor imaging images of patients and controls were pre-processed and(More)
This paper is concerned with synthetic agents interacting with virtual environments, called animated c r e atures. The animated creatures are articulated graphical gures that are equipped with a set of primitive behavioral patterns. These patterns qualitatively specify which body modules will move concurrently, hence forming a motion group, and which group(More)
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