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The expression of vascular adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) by endothelial cells may play a major role in atherogenesis. The actual mechanisms of chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) relate to atherogenesis are unclear. We investigate the influence of VCAM-1 expression in the GroEL1 from C. pneumoniae-administered human coronary artery endothelial cells(More)
As the products based on Android platform have been widely spread in consumer electronics market, the needs for systematic performance analysis have significantly increased. Conventional approaches rely on publicly open performance analysis tools in Android SDK or Linux community such as DDMS (Dalvik Debug Monitor Server), LTTng, Oprofile, and Ftrace.(More)
Minimization of power dissipation can be considered at algorithmic, compilers, architectural, logic, and circuit levels. Recent research trends for multicore programming models have come to the direction that parallel design patterns can be a solution to develop multicore applications. As parallel design patterns are with regularity, we view this as a great(More)
Vehicle detection methods are playing an important role for driver assistance systems. Developing a high accuracy and efficiency vehicle detection system thus becomes crucial. One of the popular approaches is the scanning method which is based on the sliding window search for locating the vehicles from the input images. Such method provides a high detection(More)
The multicore architectures are increasingly important in system design. Understanding the multicore architecture and multicore programming techniques is essential in system education. Therefore it is necessary to amend traditional content of system education to help students learn and gain experience in software development for multicore devices. In this(More)
The number and function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are sensitive to hyperglycemia, hypertension, and smoking in humans, which are also associated with the development of atherosclerosis. GroEL1 from Chlamydia pneumoniae has been found in atherosclerotic lesions and is related to atherosclerotic pathogenesis. However, the actual effects of GroEL1(More)
The embedded multicore DSP systems are playing increasingly important role for consumer electronic design. Such systems try to optimize the objective for both performance and power with mobile devices. Embedded application developers will then devise designs to optimize embedded applications for not only performance but also power. However, currently there(More)
Cellulase 12A from Thermotoga maritima (TmCel12A) is a hyperthermostable β-1,4-endoglucanase. We recently determined the crystal structures of TmCel12A and its complexes with oligosaccharides. Here, by using site-directed mutagenesis, the role played by Arg60 and Tyr61 in a unique surface loop of TmCel12A was investigated. The results are consistent with(More)
1,3-1,4-β-d-Glucanase has been widely used as a feed additive to help non-ruminant animals digest plant fibers, with potential in increasing nutrition turnover rate and reducing sanitary problems. Engineering of enzymes for better thermostability is of great importance because it not only can broaden their industrial applications, but also facilitate(More)
Heterogeneous multi-core systems that contain multiple CPUs and GPUs are gaining momentum, as they are providing different computation power to meet the performance demand of modern applications. On such systems, developers try to fully utilize the computation power both for CPU and GPU by using the emerging programming models such as CUDA and OpenCL. To(More)