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Accurate point matching is a critical and challenging process in feature-based image registration. In this paper, a simple and robust feature point matching algorithm, called Restricted Spatial Order Constraints (RSOC), is proposed to remove outliers for registering aerial images with monotonous backgrounds, similar patterns, low overlapping areas, and(More)
Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) arising in the vagina is an extremely rare extrauterine endometrial stroma sarcoma, with only 4 cases reported in the literature up to date. Here we report a case of neoplasm originating from vagina. A 32-year-old woman complained of intermittent vaginal bleeding especially after intercourse. A mass with a diameter of 1.0(More)
Peptide biomarkers in plasma or serum are subject to proteolytic degradation caused by intrinsic peptidase activities, resulting in a potential barrier in translating a discovered biomarker into clinical application. This chapter describes a method using time-course MALDI-TOF MS analysis to investigate the stability of a plasma peptide biomarker under a(More)
Large cerebral artery stenosis is a major cause of acute ischemic stroke (AIS); however, the correlation between serum cystatin C (CysC) and the stenosis of large cerebral arteries in patients with AIS has not been established. We performed a retrospective review of acute ischemic stroke patients, who were examined by cerebral digital subtraction(More)
Human plasma and serum samples, including protein and peptide biomarkers, are subjected to preanalytical variations and instability caused by intrinsic proteases. In this study, we directly investigated the stability of peptide biomarkers by spiking an isotopically labeled peptide into human plasma and serum samples and then monitoring its time-dependent(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of spontaneous circulation after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients does not always signal a completely successful outcome. Functional deficiencies of the nervous system are found in many survivors of cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVES To study the effects of dopamine-induced elevated blood pressure on the(More)
To define the role of phospholipase C (PLC) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI-3K), signaling pathways in arachidonic acid (AA)-stimulated respiratory burst in human neutrophils, the AA-stimulated respiratory burst, Ins(1,4,5)P(3) production, PI-3K activation, and cytoplasmic Ca(2+) mobilization were investigated. It was found that Ins(1,4,5)P(3)(More)
Pituicytoma is rare and difficult to diagnose. This study explored the clinicopathological features, immunophenotype and differential diagnosis of pituicytoma. We compared 11 cases of pituicytoma and 26 cases of sellar glioma (16 pilocytic astrocytomas, four diffuse astrocytomas, three pilomyxoid astrocytomas, and three third ventricle chordoid gliomas).(More)
Monochamus alternatus Hope is the main vector in China of the Pine Wilt Disease caused by the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Although chemical control is traditionally used to prevent pine wilt disease, new strategies based in biological control are promising ways for the management of the disease. However, there is no deep sequence analysis(More)