Learn More
Selenoprotein R (SelR) is a mammalian selenocysteine-containing protein with no known function. Here we report that cysteine homologs of SelR are present in all organisms except certain parasites and hyperthermophiles, and this pattern of occurrence closely matches that of only one protein, peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase (MsrA). Moreover, in several(More)
Silver(I)-imidazole cyclophane gem-diol complex, 3 [Ag2C36 N10(O)4](2+)2(x)-, where x = OH- or CO3(2-), was synthesized and well characterized. The minimum inhibition concentration tests showed that the aqueous form of 3 is 2 times less effective as an antibiotic than 0.5% AgNO3, with about the same amount of silver. The antimicrobial activity of 3 was(More)
This paper studies error characterization of the factorization method for 3-D shape and motion recovery from image sequences using matrix perturbation theory and covariance propagation for linear models. Given the 2-D projections of a set of feature points across multiple image frames and small perturbations/covariances of the feature point coordinates,(More)
MOTIVATION Document similarity metrics such as PubMed's 'Find related articles' feature, which have been primarily used to identify studies with similar topics, can now also be used to detect duplicated or potentially plagiarized papers within literature reference databases. However, the CPU-intensive nature of document comparison has limited MEDLINE text(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish an experimental culture system of herpes simplex virus type II (HSV-2) latent infection and reactivation in SH-SY5Y cells. METHODS Changes of biological character were observed after 20, 40, 60, 80,100, 120 and 140 micromoL/L ACV were added into cell cultures, and also the morphological observation was detected with phase-contrast(More)
The TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has recently been implicated in the death of hepatocytes under infectious but not normal conditions. Infectious agents, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), may play important roles in regulating the sensitivity of hepatocytes to TRAIL. Our previous studies showed that HBx, a protein encoded by the HBV genome,(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate expression of IL-6 in non?replicating vaccinia virus and its immune effects on recombinant virus. METHODS The recombinant non replicating vaccinia virus RVJ123 delta CK11 beta 75IL6 was constructed with non?replicating vaccinia virus vector pNEOCK11beta75IL6 and replicating vaccinia virus RVJ123. In animal model, immunization(More)
To describe a Chinese patient with Marfan syndrome who had a unique phenotype and a recurrent mutation in the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. A 31-year-old man who had a spontaneous bilateral lens dislocation into the vitreous cavity in childhood was found to have retinal and choroidal detachments in both eyes. A congenital atrial septal defect was detected. Pars(More)
In the scientific research community, plagiarism and covert multiple publications of the same data are considered unacceptable because they undermine the public confidence in the scientific integrity. Yet, little has been done to help authors and editors to identify highly similar citations, which sometimes may represent cases of unethical duplication. For(More)