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Efficient resource discovery is a challenge aspect in P2P applications. The topological properties of P2P overlay networks are one of the important factors that dominate the performance of resource discovery. In this paper, we present an efficient P2P network model for resource discovery. Firstly, location of the underlying physical network is taken into(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical ectopic thymus (CET) is an extremely uncommon etiology of a neck mass in an infant. The aim of this study was to study and analyze the clinical manifestations, management principles, and pathological diagnosis of CET. METHODS From 1995 to 2010, a total of 25,237 cases of head and neck lesions were treated in the Department of Oral and(More)
Eukaryotes segregate chromosomes in "open" or "closed" mitosis, depending on whether their nuclear envelopes (NEs) break down or remain intact. Here we show that the control of the nuclear surface area may determine the choice between these two modes. The dividing nucleus does not expand its surface in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces japonicus,(More)
All of the antigenic determinants of the Duffy blood group system are in a glycoprotein (gp-Fy), which is encoded by a single-copy gene (FY) located on chromosome 1. gp-Fy is also produced in several cell types, including endothelial cells of capillary and postcapillary venules, the epithelial cell of kidney collecting ducts, lung alveoli, and the Purkinje(More)
The SAGA histone acetyltransferase and TFIID complexes play key roles in eukaryotic transcription. Using hierarchical cluster analysis of mass spectrometry data to identify proteins that copurify with components of the budding yeast TFIID transcription complex, we discovered that an uncharacterized protein corresponding to the YPL047W open reading frame(More)
Mice that lack a functional gamma c subunit of the receptors for interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, and IL-15 display profound defects in lymphoid development. The IL-7/IL-7R system represents a critical interaction for conventional T and B cell development. In this report, the role of IL-7R alpha in the development of lymphoid lineages other than(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) regulates the interface between cellular lipid metabolism, redox status and organelle differentiation. Conditional prostatic epithelial knockout of PPARgamma in mice resulted in focal hyperplasia which developed into mouse prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (mPIN). The grade of PIN became more(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a particularly aggressive cancer with poor prognosis, largely due to lymph node metastasis and local recurrence. Emerging evidence suggests that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is important for cancer metastasis, and correlated with increased cancer stem cells (CSCs) characteristics. However, the(More)
We report here the isolation and genomic organization of the orthologous mouse Duffy gene, named Dfy. It is a single copy gene located in chromosome 1 in a region homologous to the human Duffy gene (FY). Sequence analyses indicate that Dfy consists of two exons: exon 1 of 55 nucleotides, which encodes 7 amino acid residues; and exon 2 of 1038 nucleotides,(More)
Osteoblasts are bone-forming cells that are responsible for the production of bone extracellular matrix. Osteoradionecrosis is a complication of radiation therapy for carcinoma of the head and neck that occurs in 3% to 8.2% of irradiated patients. The irradiation effect on osteoblast differentiation has not been fully elucidated. The objective of our(More)