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In this paper, we propose a robust-hash function based on random Gabor filtering and dithered lattice vector quantization (LVQ). In order to enhance the robustness against rotation manipulations, the conventional Gabor filter is adapted to be rotation invariant, and the rotation-invariant filter is randomized to facilitate secure feature extraction.(More)
Cytochalasin D targets actin and is ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells. When cytochalasin D is used as a cytotoxic agent in cancer therapy, it causes significant side effects. To prevent this, cytochalasin D can be encapsulated in polyethylene liposomes. In this study, high-performance liquid chromatography observation of the biodistribution of pegylated(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether cytochalasin D can induce antitumor activities in a tumor model. METHODS Murine CT26 colorectal carcinoma cells were cultured in vitro and cytochalasin D was used as a cytotoxic agent to detect its capabilities of inhibiting CT26 cell proliferation and inducing cell apoptosis by MTT and a TUNEL-based apoptosis assay.(More)
The immunization approaches with DNA vaccine priming and subsequent protein or peptide boosting has been widely tested in various models of infectious diseases. However, these approaches are seldom reported in the areas of cancer immunotherapy. In this study we combined endoglin plasmid DNA and recombinant protein as vaccines and used them to prime and(More)
Cytochalasin D (CytD) targets actin, a ubiquitous protein in eukaryotic cells. Previous studies have focused mainly on the antitumor effects of CytD. We previously found CytD to promote lung metastasis in B16 melanoma cells, which we had not anticipated, and, therefore, in the present study we investigated the possible underlying mechanisms. B16 melanoma(More)
A novel robust digital image watermarking algorithm based on predictive vector quantization is proposed in this paper. The robust watermark is embedded in the image by selecting the prediction mode of each PVQ coded vector according to the watermark bit. The proposed watermarking algorithm is proved to be robust against both friendly and hostile attacks,(More)
Toxicarioside A is a cardenolide isolated mainly from plants and animals. Emerging evidence demonstrate that cardenolides not only have cardiac effects but also anticancer effects. In this study, we used in vivo models to investigate the antitumor activities of toxicarioside A and the potential mechanisms behind them. Murine colorectal carcinoma (CT26) and(More)
Robust and compact content representation is a fundamental problem in image processing. The recently proposed polar harmonic transforms (PHTs) have provided a set of powerful tools for image representation. However, two-dimensional transforms cannot handle color image in a holistic manner. To extend the nice properties of PHTs to color image processing, we(More)