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XA21 is a receptor-like kinase protein in rice (Oryza sativa) that confers gene-for-gene resistance to specific races of the causal agent of bacterial blight disease, Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae. We identified XA21 binding protein 3 (XB3), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, as a substrate for the XA21 Ser and Thr kinase. The interaction between XB3 and the kinase(More)
Hyperlipidemia plays a crucial role in the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent studies have identified that microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of lipid metabolism, but little is known about the circulating levels of lipometabolism-related miRNAs and their relationship with the presence of CAD in patients with(More)
Radiation pneumonitis (RP) is an important dose-limiting toxicity during thoracic radiotherapy. Previous investigations have shown that curcumin is used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions and cancer, suggesting that curcumin may prevent RP and sensitize cancer cells to irradiation. However, the clinical advancement of curcumin is limited by its(More)
—Image segmentation is one of the key techniques in the field of image understanding and computer vision. To determine the optimal threshold in image segmentation, an effective image threshold segmentation method based on fuzzy logic is presented. A new kind of fuzzy entropy is defined, that is not only related to the membership, but also related to(More)
Although the 2009 American Joint Committee on Cancer incorporated the internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy (IM-SLNB) concept, there has been little change in surgical practice patterns due to the low visualization rate of internal mammary sentinel lymph nodes with the traditional injection technique. Meanwhile, as internal mammary lymph nodes (IMLN)(More)
Visfatin, a pro-inflammatory cytokine predominantly released from leucocytes, is correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD). We have previously reported that the −1535C>T polymorphism (rs1330082), which located on the promoter region of visfatin, was associated with decreased risk of CAD. Here, we investigated the underlying mechanism by which this(More)
—This paper aims to provide high quality tags for digital images according to users' interest. As there are three main elements in image tag recommendation problem, tensor factorization technology is utilized in this work. In this paper, the parameters of the tensor factorization model are represented as latent variables, and the key functions of the tensor(More)
A 1-V piecewise curvature-corrected CMOS bandgap reference (BGR) is proposed. It features in utilizing piecewise corrected current to a conventional first-order current-mode BGR. The corrected current is zero, exponential with temperature and proportional to the squared temperature in the lower, middle and upper temperature range (TR). Simulated results(More)
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