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The mammalian Janus kinase (JAK) family consists of four members, namely JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and TYK2, which play a critical role in cytokine/growth factor signaling and is increasingly associated with human cancers. Aberrant activation of these non-receptor tyrosine kinases may contribute to carcinogenesis. Herein, we focused on exploring the potential role(More)
BACKGROUND Gallstone disease has been regarded as an obesity-related disease. Therefore, we hypothesized that leptin and adiponectin, mainly produced by adipose tissue, may play roles in gallstone disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS The RIA method was used to analyze serum leptin and adiponectin levels of 90 gallstone patients and 91 healthy subjects. RESULTS(More)
Nonlinear ground response at two strong-motion arrays in Taiwan is studied using the spectral ratio technique. At the SMART1 array, we calculate the frequency-dependent soil amplification functions as a ratio of the spectra at alluvium to rock sites, and study their dependence on the excitation level. Horizontal components of shear waves are considered. We(More)
The genus Michelia (Magnoliaceae) consists of about 30 species. One of the species is native to Taiwan. Michelia compressa var. formosana is an evergreen tree, especially distributed in Taiwan, Japan, and Ryukyu Islands. Michelia species have been used by indigenous peoples for the treatment of cancer. For example, Michelia champaca has been used in India(More)
We show that, when the field strength H of the NS-NS B field does not vanish, the coordinates x and momenta p of open string end points satisfy a set of mixed commutation relations among themselves. Identifying x and p with the coordinates and derivatives of the D-brane world volume, we find a new type of noncommutative space which is very different from(More)
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An ω-language over a finite alphabet X is a set of infinite sequences of letters of X.) is the equality then L is called an I-disjunctive (P-disjunctive, O-disjunctive, respectively) ω-language. Properties concerning such ω-languages are explored and relations between these ω-languages are also studied.