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PURPOSE To investigate the expression of human beta-defensins (hBDs) by human corneal epithelium and determine the effects of proinflammatory cytokines on expression of human beta-defensin (hBD)-2 by human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) in culture. METHODS RNA was extracted from corneal epithelial cells scraped from cadaveric corneas and from cultured(More)
— A fast TSV identification algorithm is proposed in this work to reduce the test time of pre-bond TSV probing. The speeding up of the algorithm comes from two aspects. First, any unnecessary session during the test is skipped. Second, the test terminates as soon as either all TSVs have been identified or a pre-specified maximum number of faulty TSVs have(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent chronic liver disease in industrialized countries. The present study was undertaken to explore the preventive effect of dietary sea cucumber cerebroside (SCC) extracted from Acaudina molpadioides in fatty liver rats. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups including normal control(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs whose expression changes are associated with cancer development and invasion. We hypothesized that miR-10b and miR-373, which are increased in lymphatic metastatic tissues, could be directly assayed in the plasma and used to detect the lymph node status of breast cancer patients. Between November 2009(More)
This study investigated the anticancer effect and mechanism of salinomycin, a selective inhibitor of cancer stem cell, on human ovarian cancer cell line OV2008 in vitro and in vivo. The growth inhibitory effect of salinomycin on ovarian cancer cell line OV2008 was determined by measuring cell viability using the resazurin reduction assay. Apoptotic nuclear(More)
In this study, a rat vascular dementia model was established by permanent bilateral common carotid arterial occlusion. Rats were intraperitoneally injected with puerarin 3 days before modeling, for 45 successive days. Results demonstrated that in treated animals hippocampal structures were clear, nerve cells arranged neatly, and cytoplasm was rich in Nissl(More)
—Three-dimensional IC (3D IC) exhibits various advantages over traditional two-dimensional IC, including heterogeneous integration, reduced delay and power dissipation, smaller chip area, etc. Wafer-on-wafer stacking is attractive for 3D IC fabrication, but it suffers from low compound yield of the stacked chips. To improve the compound yield, a novel(More)
—The reduced pin-count test (RPCT) has been proposed for testing cost reduction in various scenarios like scan, test compression and multi-site test. In this paper, we propose a new RPCT technique in which several digital signals are combined into a single multi-valued logic (MVL) signal. Mixed-signal components, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital(More)
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and one of the major causes of death among women. Breast cancer is also one of the most investigated diseases but whose biological features are still not well understood, several effective treating strategies having been explored in dealing with different types of advanced breast cancer, such as(More)