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We address the problem of multi-person data-association-based tracking (DAT) in semi-crowded environments from a single camera. Existing tracklet-association-based methods using purely visual cues (like appearance and motion information) show impressive results but rely on heavy training, a number of tuned parameters, and sophisticated detectors to cope(More)
Astragalus membranaceus is a herbal medicine that has been used clinically in stroke patients in China for decades, but its potential neuroprotective effect against ischemic brain injury has not been experimentally tested. In this study, we investigated the effect of Astragaloside IV, a purified extract from Astragalus membranaceus, in a murine model of(More)
Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is an autosomal dominant disorder producing vascular anomalies throughout the central nervous system associated with seizures and hemorrhagic stroke. Linkage analysis has shown evidence for at least three genetic loci underlying this disorder with a founder mutation in the Mexican/Hispanic community. We report(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the early complications with operative treatment of acetabular fractures in morbidly obese (body mass index >or=40) patients when compared with all other patients. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Four hundred thirty-five consecutive patients with acetabular fractures(More)
The present work was designed to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo anti-Candida activity of pogostone (PO), a natural product isolated from Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. PO showed potent in vitro activity against clinical Candida spp. isolates tested in this study. PO and the reference drug voriconazole (VRC) were equally effective against all the(More)
Measurement is a required process in high performance networks for efficient quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning and service verification. Active measurement is an attractive approach because the measurement traffic injected into the network can be controlled and the measurement tasks can be distributed throughout the network. However, the execution of(More)
AIM MicroRNAs play pivotal roles in regulation of both innate and adaptive immune responses. In the present study, we investigated the effects of microRNA-124 (miR-124) on production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated mouse macrophages. METHODS Mouse macrophage cell line RAW264.7 was stimulated with LPS (100 ng/mL).(More)
Two hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) family esterases (RmEstA and RmEstB) from the thermophilic fungus Rhizomucor miehei, exhibiting distinct substrate specificity, have been recently reported to show great potential in industrial applications. In this study, the crystal structures of RmEstA and RmEstB were determined at 2.15 Å and 2.43 Å resolutions,(More)
Leaf type is an important trait that closely associates with crop yield. WRKY transcription factors exert diverse regulatory effects in plants, but their roles in the determination of leaf type have not been reported so far. In this work, we isolated a WRKY transcription factor gene TaWRKY71-1 from a wheat introgression line SR3, which has larger leaves,(More)
The authors designed a chemical genomics screen with the aim of understanding genes and pathways that modulate neural stem/precursor cell differentiation. Multipotent mouse neural precursor cells isolated from cortices of embryonic day 12 (E12) embryos were subjected to spontaneous differentiation triggered by growth factor withdrawal. A quantitative(More)