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BACKGROUND Recently, a small population of cancer stem cells in adult and pediatric brain tumors has been identified. Some evidence has suggested that CD133 is a marker for a subset of leukemia and glioblastoma cancer stem cells. Especially, CD133 positive cells isolated from human glioblastoma may initiate tumors and represent novel targets for(More)
Increased glutathione (GSH) level occurs early during liver regeneration and in many drug and/or radiation-resistant tumors. Whether GSH level is elevated in liver cancer is unknown. GSH levels and expression of GSH synthetic enzymes were measured in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and normal liver. GSH levels doubled in HCC. The mRNA levels of(More)
—SAR image compression is very important in reducing the costs of data storage and transmission in relatively slow channels. In this paper, we propose a compression scheme driven by texture analysis, homogeneity mapping and speckle noise reduction within the wavelet framework. The image com-pressibility and interpretability are improved by incorporating(More)
Despite recent advances in understanding the pattern and timescale of evolutionary diversification in the marten, wolverine, fisher, and tayra subfamily Guloninae (Mustelidae, Carnivora), several important issues still remain contentious. Among these are the phylogenetic position of Gulo relative to the subgenera of Martes (Martes and Charronia), the(More)
—Multifilter banks having all properties of symmetry, balancing, optimum time-frequency resolution, arbitrary order vanishing moment, orthogonality and compactly supported together are constructed for the first time. Thus overcome the shortcoming of the present orthogonal optimum time-frequency resolution multifilter banks that have only the properties of(More)
Recent evidence has demonstrated that neural stem cells (NSC) can be expanded from a variety of sources, including embryos, fetuses, and adult bone marrow and brain tissue. We have previously reported the generation of adult rat bone marrow-derived cellular spheres that are morphologically and phenotypically similar to neurospheres derived from brain NSC.(More)
A selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharide, lotus leaf selenium (Se)-polysaccharide (LLP), was isolated from a lotus leaf. The effects of LLP on antioxidant enzyme activities and insulin resistance in pregnant rats with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were investigated. LLP administered orally at two doses (50 and 100 mg/kg) could significantly reverse(More)