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The GABI-Kat population of T-DNA mutagenized Arabidopsis thaliana lines with sequence-characterized insertion sites is used extensively for efficient progress in plant functional genomics. Here we provide details about the establishment of the material, demonstrate the population's functionality and discuss results from quality control studies. T-DNA(More)
A greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP) is a randomized heuristic that has been shown to quickly produce good quality solutions for a wide variety of combinatorial optimization problems. In this paper, we describe a GRASP for the qua-dratic assignment problem. We review basic concepts of GRASP: construction and local search algorithms. The(More)
This paper presents an algorithm for classifying single-trial electroencephalogram (EEG) during the preparation of self-paced tapping. It combines common spatial subspace decomposition with Fisher discriminant analysis to extract features from multichannel EEG. Three features are obtained based on Bereitschaftspotential and event-related desynchronization.(More)
The ability to quickly and intuitively edit digital contents has become increasingly important in our everyday life. We propose a novel method for propagating a sparse set of user edits (e.g., changes in color, brightness, contrast , etc.) expressed as casual strokes to nearby regions in an image or video with similar appearances. Existing methods for edit(More)
Image/video editing by strokes has become increasingly popular due to the ease of interaction. Propagating the user inputs to the rest of the image/video, however, is often time and memory consuming especially for large data. We propose here an efficient scheme that allows affinity-based edit propagation to be computed on data containing tens of millions of(More)
BACKGROUND microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in development and are associated with birth defects. Data are scant on the role of miRNAs in birth defects arising from exposure to environmental factors such as alcohol. METHODS In this study, we determined the expression levels of 509 mature miRNAs in fetal mouse brains with or without prenatal(More)
Presynaptic nerve terminals of inhibitory synapses in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and brain stem can release both GABA and glycine, leading to coactivation of postsynaptic GABAA and glycine receptors. In the present study we have analyzed functional interactions between GABAA and glycine receptors in acutely dissociated neurons from rat sacral dorsal(More)
We found that the receptor for erythropoietin (EpoR) is coexpressed with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) in a significant percentage of human breast tumor specimens and breast cancer cell lines. Exposure of HER2 and EpoR dual-positive breast cancer cells to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) activated cell signaling. Concurrent(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the results of a new technique for low, multidirectional locked nailing with closed reduction and minimally invasive plating in the treatment of distal tibial metadiaphyseal fractures. Forty-six matched patients were divided according to age, gender, Injury Severity Score, and fracture pattern into group A (expert tibial(More)
Histone (de)acetylation is a highly conserved chromatin modification that is vital for development and growth. In this study, we identified a role in seed dormancy for two members of the histone deacetylation complex in Arabidopsis thaliana, SIN3-LIKE1 (SNL1) and SNL2. The double mutant snl1 snl2 shows reduced dormancy and hypersensitivity to the histone(More)