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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)
BACKGROUND Computational methods have been used to find duplicate biomedical publications in MEDLINE. Full text articles are becoming increasingly available, yet the similarities among them have not been systematically studied. Here, we quantitatively investigated the full text similarity of biomedical publications in PubMed Central. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
Complete and accurate video tracking is very difficult to achieve in practice due to long occlusions, traffic clutter, shadows and appearance changes. In this paper, we study the feasibility of event recognition when object tracks are fragmented. By changing the lock score threshold controlling track termination, different levels of track fragmentation are(More)
BACKGROUND An understanding of the genetic determinism of photoperiod response of flowering is a prerequisite for the successful exchange of germplasm across different latitudes. In order to contribute to resolve the genetic basis of photoperiod sensitivity in maize, a set of 201 recombinant inbred lines (RIL), derived from a temperate and tropical inbred(More)
The recognition of regulatory motifs of co-regulated genes is essential for understanding the regulatory mechanisms. However, the automatic extraction of regulatory motifs from a given data set of the upstream noncoding DNA sequences of a family of co-regulated genes is difficult because regulatory motifs are often subtle and inexact. This problem is(More)
In this paper, we study disjoint information as a metric for image comparison and its applications in image matching, alignment, and video tracking. Disjoint information is the joint entropy of random variables excluding the mutual information. This measure of statistical dependence and information redundancy satisfies more rigorous metric conditions than(More)