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ANTS 2016 special issue: Editorial

Birattari Xiaodong Li Manuel López-Ibáñez Kazuhiro Ohkura Carlo Pinciroli Thomas Stützle

Uterotubal junction prevents chlamydial ascension via innate immunity

cautious in applying the above knowledge acquired from mouse studies to humans. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Xiaodong Li, Guangming Zhong. Data curation: Yuyang Zhang, Lili Shao. Formal ... analysis: Yuyang Zhang, Lili Shao. 14 / 17 Investigation: Yuyang Zhang, Lili Shao. Methodology: Yuyang Zhang, Lili Shao. Resources: Xiaodong Li. Supervision: Guangming Zhong. Validation: Lili Shao

Preliminary research on flow rate and free surface of the accelerator driven subcritical system gravity-driven dense granular-flow target

Yang. Investigation: Xiaodong Li, Jiangfeng Wan. 12 / 14 Methodology: Jiangfeng Wan, Lei Yang. Resources: Wenshan Duan, Lei Yang. Software: Xiaodong Li, Guanghui Yang, Mengke Wang. Supervision ... : Jiangfeng Wan, Sheng Zhang, Ping Lin, Wenshan Duan, Jian'an Sun, Lei Yang. Writing ± original draft: Xiaodong Li, Jiangfeng Wan. Writing ± review & editing: Jiangfeng Wan, Ping Lin, Yanshi Zhang. 13 / 14

(La0.97RE0.01Yb0.02)2O2S Nanophosphors Converted from Layered Hydroxyl Sulfate and Investigation of Upconversion Photoluminescence (RE=Ho, Er)

Phase-pure (La0.97RE0.01Yb0.02)2O2S upconversion (UC) nanophosphors (average crystallite size ~ 45 nm; RE=Ho, Er) were annealed from their hydrothermally crystallized layered hydroxyl sulfate precursors in flowing hydrogen at 1200 °C for 1 h, with water vapor as the only exhaust. Under 978-nm laser excitation (up to 2.0 W), the Ho3+-doped phosphor exhibited green (medium), red ...

Etelcalcetide, A Novel Calcimimetic, Prevents Vascular Calcification in A Rat Model of Renal Insufficiency with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Disorders and Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences, Amgen Inc. , One Amgen Center Drive, MS: 36-2-A, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 , USA 1 & Xiaodong Li Etelcalcetide, a novel peptide agonist of the calcium

Nanomechanical Measurements in Harsh Environments

at the annealing temperature of Peter Hosemann and Xiaodong Li are the guest editors for the Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee of the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division and ... Indentation Damage Mechanisms of Thermal Barrier Coatings,’’ Clifton Bumgardner and Xiaodong Li ‘‘Thermally Activated Deformation Behavior of ufg-Au: Environmental Issues During LongTerm and High-Temperature

A soft stretchable bending sensor and data glove applications

Soft sensors are required to accommodate the flexible and deformable natures of the human body in wearable device applications. They are also suitable for integration with soft robotic devices to monitor the performance status and provide references for feedback control. However, the choices for bending sensors are still highly limited. In this paper, a soft bending sensor is ...

Sulfate Exchange of the Nitrate-Type Layered Hydroxide Nanosheets of Ln2(OH)5NO3·nH2O for Better Dispersed and Multi-color Luminescent Ln2O3 Nanophosphors (Ln = Y0.98RE0.02, RE = Pr, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, and Tm)

Through restricting thickness growth by performing coprecipitation at the freezing temperature of ~4 °C, solid-solution nanosheets (up to 5-nm thick) of the Ln2(OH)5NO3·nH2O layered hydroxide (Ln = Y0.98RE0.02; RE = Pr, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, and Tm, respectively) were directly synthesized without performing conventional exfoliation. In situ exchange of the interlayer NO3 − with ...

Loss of AP-2delta reduces retinal ganglion cell numbers and axonal projections to the superior colliculus

Background AP-2δ is the most divergent member of the Activating Protein-2 (TFAP2) family of transcription factors. AP-2δ is restricted to specific regions of the CNS, including a subset of ganglion cells in the retina. Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the only output neurons of the retina, are responsible for transmitting the visual signal to the brain. Results AP-2δ knockout results ...

Efficacy of high-dose rosuvastatin preloading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a meta-analysis of fourteen randomized controlled trials

Background Numerous studies have evidenced that statins can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of high-dose rosuvastatin (RSV) preloading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are controversial. Objective We attempted to identify and quantify the potential cardioprotective benefits of high-dose RSV preloading on final ...

On investigation of interdependence between sub-problems of the Travelling Thief Problem

In this paper, the interdependence between sub-problems in a complex overall problem is investigated using a benchmark problem called Travelling Thief Problem (TTP), which is a combination of Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) and Knapsack Problem (KP). First, the analysis on the mathematical formulation shows that it is impossible to decompose the problem into independent ...

Characterization of Novel Hepatitis B Virus PreS/S-Gene Mutations in a Patient with Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Objective The impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) preS/S-gene mutations on occult HBV infection (OBI) is not fully understood. This study characterized multiple novel HBV preS/S-gene mutants obtained from an OBI patient. Methods PreS/S-gene mutants were analyzed by clonal sequencing. Viral replication and expression were analyzed by transfecting HBV genomic recombinants into HepG2 ...

Hydrothermal-assisted exfoliation of Y/Tb/Eu ternary layered rare-earth hydroxides into tens of micron-sized unilamellar nanosheets for highly oriented and color-tunable nano-phosphor films

Efficient exfoliation of well-crystallized (Y0.96Tb x Eu0.04-x )2(OH)5NO3 · nH2O (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.04) layered rare-earth hydroxide (LRH) crystals into tens of micron-sized unilamellar nanosheets has been successfully achieved by inserting water insoluble oleate anions (C17H33COO−) into the interlayer of the LRH via hydrothermal anion exchange at 120°C, followed by delaminating in ...

Idraparinux or Idrabiotaparinux for Long-Term Venous Thromboembolism Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Background Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prevalent disease with potential serious consequences. Idraparinux and idrabiotaparinux are two kinds of long-acting pentasaccharides. Evidence has shown that idraparinux and idrabiotaparinux are effective anticoagulants. However, up to now, there is no consensus on whether they are better than other anticoagulation methods for long-term ...

miRNAs affect the development of hepatocellular carcinoma via dysregulation of their biogenesis and expression

Jiuyang Chang Xiaodong Li 0 Pixu Liu 0 0 The First Affiliated Hospital Collaborative Innovation Center of Oncology-Institute of Cancer Stem Cell, Dalian Medical University , Dalian 116011 , China The

Identification of Heat Responsive Genes in Brassica napus Siliques at the Seed-Filling Stage through Transcriptional Profiling

High temperature stress results in yield loss and alterations to seed composition during seed filling in oilseed rape (Brassica napus). However, the mechanism underlying this heat response is poorly understood. In this study, global transcription profiles of 20 d-old siliques of B. napus were analyzed after heat stress using a Brassica 95k EST microarray. The up-regulated genes ...

rtM204Q May Serve as a Novel Lamivudine-Resistance-Associated Mutation of Hepatitis B Virus

Background and Aims Lamivudine (LAM) is still widely used for anti-HBV therapy in China. The study aimed to clarify whether a newly-found rtM204Q mutation from patients was associated with the drug resistance. Methods HBV complete reverse-transcriptase region was screened by direct sequencing and verified by clonal sequencing. Replication-competent plasmids containing ...

Potentially functional variants of p14ARF are associated with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients and survival after definitive chemoradiotherapy

Since p14 ARF and human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 E6/E7 oncoproteins are important regulators participating in the p53/Rb pathways, genetic variations of p14 ARF may modify tumor HPV16 status and survival of HPV16-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCOP) patients. We determined tumor HPV16 status and expression of p14/p53 and genotyped p14 ARF-rs3731217 and ...

Guest Editorial: special issue on evolutionary optimisation and learning

, Melbourne, VIC 3001 , Australia 2 M. Zhang (&) School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington , PO Box 600, Wellington , New Zealand 3 Mengjie Zhang Michael Kirley Xiaodong Li