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Data hiding is a well-known technique which embeds the secret data into a digital media. Most of the existing schemes either have the low image quality, or provide the restricted embedding capacity. In this paper, a new data hiding scheme based on turtle shell is proposed to obtain better image quality and higher embedding capacity. In the proposed scheme,(More)
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is a crucial target gene for glucocorticoid-induced insulin resistance and hepatic gluconeogenesis linked to the development of type 2 diabetes. The liver X receptors (LXRs) are nuclear receptors that play an important role in the regulation of the metabolic gene linked to carbohydrate homeostasis. To assess the(More)
Injectable biodegradable temperature-responsive poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide-b-ethylene glycol-b-DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) triblock copolymers with DL-lactide/glycolide molar ratio ranging from 6/1 to 15/l were synthesized from monomers of DL-lactide, glycolide and polyethylene glycol and characterized by 1H NMR. The resulting copolymers are(More)
Excess tissue glucocorticoid action may contribute to the hyperglycemia and insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes, but the associated mechanisms are poorly understood. 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1) converts inactive 11-dehydrocorticosterone into active corticosterone, thus amplifying glucocorticoid receptor-mediated(More)
Two novel denitrifying bacteria were successfully isolated from industrial wastewater and soil samples. Using morphological, biochemical/biophysical and 16S rRNA gene analyses, these two bacteria were identified as Stenotrophomonas sp. ZZ15 and Oceanimonas sp. YC13, respectively. Both of these two bacteria showed efficient NO3 −-N removing abilities under a(More)
The mesenchymal-amoeboid transition (MAT) was proposed as a mechanism for cancer cells to adapt their migration mode to their environment. While the molecular pathways involved in this transition are well documented, the role of the microenvironment in the MAT is still poorly understood. Here, we investigated how confinement and adhesion affect this(More)
AIM To investigate the incidence of incidental gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and its etiopathogenesis. METHODS From January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2007, 13804 cases of gastrointestinal epithelial malignant tumor (EMT) and 521 cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) were successfully treated with surgery at the Department of General Surgery and(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the expression of ATAD2 in ovarian tumor tissue as well as its relationship with degree of malignancy. Tumor tissue from 110 cases of ovarian cancer was collected in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki for evaluation of ATAD2 expression immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR (qPCR) and Western blotting. The(More)