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Understanding performance bottlenecks of applications in high performance computing can lead to dramatic improvements of applications performances. For example, a key problem in GPU programming is finding performance bottlenecks and solving them to reach the best possible performance. These bottlenecks in GPU architectures span a variety of factors such as(More)
Termination of wound healing requires a fine balance between collagen deposition and its hydrolysis. To dissect the underlying control mechanisms for this process, we established a keratinocyte/fibroblast co-culture system and subsequently demonstrated more than a 10-fold increase in collagenase expression in fibroblasts co-cultured with keratinocytes(More)
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme, is an intracellular enzyme possessing various immunosuppressive properties. Here, we report the possible use of this enzyme to suppress proliferation of immune cells cocultured with IDO-expressing fibroblasts of an allogenic skin substitute. Fetal skin fibroblasts embedded within bovine(More)
Termination of wound-healing process requires a fine balance between connective tissue deposition and its hydrolysis. Previously, we have demonstrated that keratinocyte-releasable stratifin, also known as 14-3-3 sigma protein, stimulates collagenase (MMP-1) expression in dermal fibroblasts. However, role of extracellular stratifin in regulation of(More)
As a possible way of making a non-rejectable skin substitute, here, we ask the question of whether the expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) selectively suppresses immune, but skin, cell proliferation. To address this question, a series of experiments in which adenovirus (Ad-IDO) infected IDO expressing dermal fibroblasts were co-cultured with(More)
The use of cytokines as adjuvants has been shown to be a promising approach for enhancing DNA vaccine induced-immune responses. In this report, we investigate the administration of cytokines to modulate both humoral and cell-mediated immune responses elicited by an HCV-core plasmid DNA vaccine in Balb/c mice. Our studies indicate that the HCV-core DNA(More)
The chemiluminescence arising from the reaction of bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate (TCPO) with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of acriflavine has been studied. The relationship between the chemiluminescence intensity and concentrations of TCPO, H2O2, acriflavine and the base sodium salicylate are reported. The kinetic parameters for the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of an engineered Escherichia coli to degrade chlorpyrifos (Cp) using an organophosphorus hydrolase enzyme by employing the Lpp-OmpA chimera and the N-terminal domain of the ice nucleation protein as anchoring motifs. Tracing of the expression location of the recombinant protein using SDS-PAGE showed the(More)
Microbial typing is often employed to determine the source and routes of infections, confirm or rule out outbreaks, trace cross-transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens, recognize virulent strains and evaluate the effectiveness of control measures. Conventional microbial typing methods have occasionally been useful in describing the epidemiology of(More)