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A better similarity mapping function across heterogeneous high-dimensional features is very desirable for many applications involving multi-modal data. In this paper, we introduce coupled dictionary learning (DL) into supervised sparse coding for multi-modal (cross-media) retrieval. We call this Supervised coupled-dictionary learning with group structures(More)
One major goal of the vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) is to improve driving safety. However, the VANET may not guarantee timely detection of dangerous road conditions or maintain communication connectivity when the network density is low (e.g., in rural highways), which may pose as a big threat to driving safety. Towards addressing the problem, we propose(More)
In this paper, we consider the nonnegatively constrained multichannel image deblurring problem and propose regularizing active set methods for numerical restoration. For image deblurring problems, it is reasonable to solve a regularizing model with nonnegativity constraints because of the physical meaning of the image. We consider a general regularizing(More)
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has spread rapidly across China and is currently reported to be a worldwide nosocomial menace. In light of its increasing clinical significance, this study aimed to investigate the molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant and carbapenem-susceptible isolates obtained from multiple provinces of China.(More)
The lining of the maltodextrin-specific maltoporin (LamB) channel exhibits a string of aromatic residues, the greasy slide, part of which has been shown previously by crystallography to be involved in substrate binding. To probe the functional role of the greasy slide, alanine scanning mutagenesis has been performed on the six greasy slide residues and Y118(More)
Four group II introns were found in an unusually intron-rich dnaN gene (encoding the beta subunit of DNA polymerase III) of the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium erythraeum, and they have strong similarities to two introns of the RIR gene (encoding ribonucleotide reductase) of the same organism. Of these six introns, only the RIR-3 intron encodes a maturase(More)
OBJECTIVE We explored the effect of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) on atherosclerotic progression, particularly on intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in apolipoprotein-E knockout (apoE(-/-)) mice and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS AND RESULTS ApoE(-/-) mice were treated with sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) or DL-propargylglycine(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to explore the reference values of serum lipids in children in Beijing. METHODS A total of 1071 healthy children from Beijing between 3 and 18 years of age were enrolled and divided into four groups: A, 3-5-year-old group; B, 6-9-year-old group; C, 10-14-year-old group; and D, 15-18-year-old group. Blood samples(More)
Estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERRalpha) is primarily thought to regulate energy homeostasis through interacting with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1alpha and -1beta (PGC-1alpha and -1beta). They coordinately control the transcription of genes in the oxidative phosphorylation pathway. In addition to its role in energy(More)