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Similarity-preserving hashing is a widely-used method for nearest neighbour search in large-scale image retrieval tasks. For most existing hashing methods, an image is first encoded as a vector of hand-engineering visual features, followed by another separate projection or quantization step that generates binary codes. However, such visual feature vectors(More)
Rabies infections in swine have been reported occasionally in recent years in certain geographic locations. Although a protective vaccine consisting of inactivated rabies virus is available for use in swine, searching for a more economically viable formulation for use in developing countries is always a priority. This work describes the testing of a canine(More)
Safe and effective vaccination is important for rabies prevention in animals. Although several genetically engineered rabies vaccines have been developed, few have been licensed for use, principally due to biosafety concerns or due to poor efficacy in animal models. In this paper, we describe the construction and characterization of a replication-competent(More)
The velvet complex containing VeA, VelB and LaeA has been showed to play critical roles in the regulation of secondary metabolism and diverse cellular processes in Aspergillus spp. In this study, we identified FgVelB, a homolog of Aspergillus nidulans VelB, from Fusarium graminearum using the BLASTP program. Disruption of FgVELB gene led to several(More)
Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) converts pyruvate to acetyl-CoA, links glycolysis to the Krebs cycle, and plays an important role in glucose metabolism and insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells. In beta cells from obese and Type 2 diabetic animals, PDH activity is significantly reduced. PDH is negatively regulated by multiple pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase(More)
In this study, a genetically engineered Escherichia coli strain, HBUT-D (ΔpflB Δpta ΔfrdABCD ΔadhE Δald ΔcscR), was initially evaluated on a laboratory scale (7 L) in a glucose (130 g L(-1)) mineral salts medium for d-lactic acid fermentation using 6N KOH, Ca(OH)2 or NH4OH as the neutralizing agent. Fermentations neutralized by Ca(OH) 2 achieved a(More)
Ligands of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily are involved in numerous developmental and disease processes. TGF-beta, activins, and nodal ligands operate through the highly homologous Smad2 and Smad3 intracellular mediators. Smad2 mutants exhibit early embryonic lethality, while Smad3 mutants are viable, but show a plethora of(More)
Portillo A, et al. Dermacentor-borne necrosis erythema and lymphadenopathy: clinical and epidemiological features of a new tick-borne disease. Caeiro JL, et al. Dermacentor-borne necrosis erythema and lymphadenopathy (DEBONEL): a case associated with Rickettsia rioja. Scalp eschar and neck lymphadenopathy after tick bite: an emerging syndrome with multiple(More)