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— We consider the stabilization problem for a kind of networked control systems in discrete-time domain with random delays. The sensor-to-controller and controller-to-sensor delays are modeled as two Markov chains, and the resulting closed-loop systems are jump linear systems with two modes. The necessary and sufficient conditions on the existence of the(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a major neurodegenerative brain disorder affecting about 14 million people worldwide. Aβ-induced cell injury is a crucial cause of neuronal loss in AD, thus the suppression of which might be useful for the treatment of this disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of paeoniflorin (PF), a monoterpene glycoside(More)
Technological advances in cytotoxicity analysis have now made it possible to obtain real time data on changes in cell growth, morphology and cell death. This type of testing has a great potential for reducing and refining traditional in vivo toxicology tests. By monitoring the dynamic response profile of living cells via the xCELLigence real-time cell(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great promise for therapeutic use in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. A detailed understanding of the molecular processes governing MSC fate determination will be instrumental in the application of MSCs. Much progress has been made in recent years in defining the epigenetic events that control the(More)
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a neurocytokine, which could promote survival and/or differentiation in many cell types. In this study, the biological effects of CNTF on retinoic acid (RA)-predifferentiated SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells and the underlying molecular mechanism of this effect were investigated for the first time. The results showed that RA(More)