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In stargazer mutant mice, a mutation in the gene encoding stargazin results in absence epilepsy, cerebellar ataxia, and a characteristic abnormal motor syndrome. The main goal of the current studies was to characterize the nature and source of the abnormal motor behavior. Because the stargazer motor syndrome resembles that of other rodents with vestibular(More)
Short-term electric load forecasting (STLF) is an essential tool for power generation planning, transmission dispatching, and day-to-day utility operations. A number of techniques are used and reported in the literature to build an accurate forecasting model. Out of them Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are proven most promising technique for STLF model(More)
Lethargic mutant mice carry a mutation in the CCHB4 gene, which encodes the beta4 subunit of voltage-regulated calcium channels. These mutants have been shown to display a complex neurobehavioral phenotype that includes EEG discharges suggestive of absence epilepsy, chronic ataxia, and hypoactivity. The current studies demonstrate a fourth element of their(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer/testis antigens (CTAs) were first discovered as immunogenic targets normally expressed in germline cells, but differentially expressed in a variety of human cancers. In this study, we used an integrative epigenetic screening approach to identify coordinately expressed genes in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose transcription is(More)
Silencing of tumor suppressor genes plays a vital role in head and neck carcinogenesis. Aberrant hypermethylation in the promoter region of some known or putative tumor suppressor genes occurs frequently during the development of various types of cancer including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In this study we used an expanded mRNA(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulse pressure (PP), a strong predictor of cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes, is a composite measure affected by several hemodynamic factors. Little is known about the hemodynamic determinants of central PP in type 2 diabetes or whether abnormalities in central pulsatile hemodynamics are already present in individuals with impaired fasting(More)
MANETs suffer from performance and security issues. Many contributions have been proposed but they are not sufficient to enhance the security and performance. Therefore the presented paper investigate techniques of wormhole attack deployment over wireless ad hoc network, and efforts made to avoid these attack. Finally a new IDS is presented for securing(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary rinses have been recently proposed as a valuable resource for the development of epigenetic biomarkers for detection and monitoring of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Both salivary rinses collected with and without an exfoliating brush from patients with HNSCC are used in detection of promoter hypermethylation, yet their(More)
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) sequencing analysis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) recently reported on gene fusions, however, few human papillomavirus (HPV) positive samples were included, and the functional relevance of identified fusions was not explored. We therefore performed an independent analysis of gene fusions in HPV-positive(More)
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) is the fifth most common cancer, annually affecting over half a million people worldwide. Presently, there are no accepted biomarkers for clinical detection and surveillance of HNSCC. In this work, a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of epigenetic alterations in primary HNSCC tumors was employed in conjunction(More)