Bo-Yuan Chen

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NMDA (N-methyl-d-aspartate) receptor, a subclass of the ionotropic glutamate receptors, participates in synaptic transmission and plays important roles in various higher brain functions in the vertebrate central nervous system. Here, we report the cloning of two NR1 subunits of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Phylogenetic analysis strongly supports that(More)
The main theme of this paper is to present a new digital-controlled technique for battery charger to achieve constant current and voltage control while not requiring current feedback. The basic idea is to achieve constant current charging control by limiting the duty cycle of charger. Therefore, the current feedback signal is not required and thereby(More)
The AMPA receptor (AMPAR), a pharmacologically defined ionotropic glutamate receptor, mediates fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the vertebrate central nervous system. Mammalian and avian AMPARs are assembled from the products of four genes (GRIA1–GRIA4) conserved in their translated sequences and gene organizations. Teleost fish also express AMPAR(More)
Three new 12-hydroxybriarane diterpenoids, excavatoids L-N (1-3), have been isolated from the cultured octocoral Briareum excavatum. The structures of new briaranes 1-3 were elucidated by the interpretations of spectroscopic methods. Excavatoid L (1) displayed moderate inhibitory effects on superoxide anion generation and elastase release by human(More)
A new H.264 fast inter-mode decision algorithm based on coded block patterns is presented. Compared to the exhaustive mode search, the proposed method achieves an average 57% reduction in computation time with negligible degradation in visual quality. The speed and rate-distortion performance is comparable to known fast algorithms that involve more(More)
Two new briarane-related diterpenoids, designated as excavatoids E (1) and F (2), were isolated from the cultured octocoral Briareum excavatum. The structures of compounds 1 and 2 were established on the basis of extensive spectral data analysis. Briaranes 1 and 2 were found to exhibit moderate inhibitory effects on elastase release by human neutrophils.
In this paper, the power gain improvements by stress contact etch stop layer (CESL) in a 65-nm nMOSFET were studied. Compared to the conventional nMOSFET, the device with CESL stress shows an extra 6% power gain enhancement for the increased stress in the channel region. This study also presents the polyharmonic distortion (PHD) model extraction by(More)
In this study, we investigated the application of cellulase and protease purified from rumen bacteria as detergent additives. Cellulase and protease were purified from the rumen cellulytic bacteria Fibrobacter succinogenes S85, and Prevotella ruminicola 23, respectively. An inhibitor test indicated that the purified protease belongs to the category of(More)