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A new group of putative membrane receptors have now been isolated from fish and other vertebrates, including human. These proteins are classified into three groups known as membrane progestin receptor alpha, beta and gamma (mPR-alpha, -beta and -gamma). In the present study we have investigated the role of mPR-beta in regulating in vitro maturation (IVM) of(More)
Many abstract bipolar concepts are usually represented by metaphors on vertical dimensions (e.g. positive-up, negative-down). However, several studies have found an asymmetry in the way in which individuals process bipolar dimensions, with +polarities being stronger than -polarities. The current research focused on moral metaphors on a vertical dimension(More)
Region search is widely used for object localization in computer vision area. After projecting the score of an image classifier into an image plane, region search aims to find regions that precisely localize desired objects. The popular region search methods, such as efficient subwindow search and efficient region search, usually find regions with maximal(More)
Trajectory-based features have become popular for action recognition and achieve the state-of-the-art results on a variety of datasets. In this paper, we propose a novel framework to improve the performance of action recognition. Specifically, we first apply the nonuniform sampling method to efficiently select features for given actions. The proposed hybrid(More)
In this Letter, we disclose a fast switchable Fresnel zone lens (FZL) by confining the ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) in multiple microscopically defined photo-aligned alignment domains. The photo-alignment (PA) offers good control on the anchoring energy (W) by mean of irradiation doses (ID) and thus excellent alignment for FLCs. Two operational(More)
BiFeO<sub>3</sub> -PbTiO<sub>3</sub> (BFO-PT) films were synthesized by sol-gel method with the annealing temperatures to be 550degC, 600degC, and 650degC, respectively. The structure and morphology of the films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The dielectric constant and loss factor are measured. The(More)
AIM To study the effects of toquipidine (1-p-methyl-phenyl-2-(alpha-piperidinoacetyl)-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydroisoquinoline hydrochloride, Toq), a new anti-arrhythmic agent first synthesized in China, on ionic channels. METHODS Ionic channel currents were recorded by whole-cell patch clamp technique in cultured embryonic Xenopus laevis myoblasts and neurons.(More)
We have explored the polymorphism of the glycophorin system in the human erythrocyte membrane using the immunoblotting techniques and examining 52 individuals selected without prior bias as to their serologic state and ten documented serologic variants of M, N, S, s blood group system. Polyclonal antisera to alpha glycophorin and to alpha glycophorin CNBr(More)