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Although the acute administration of ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel agonists provides a neuroprotection, it is unclear whether similar benefits are found by modulating sympathetic innervation in chronic settings after myocardial infarction. We assessed whether K(ATP) channel agonists can attenuate the sprouting of cardiac sympathetic nerves after(More)
In this paper, we provide a flexible and automatic method to partition the functional space for efficient symbolic simulation. We utilize a 2-tuple list representation as the basis for partitioning the functional space. The partitioning is carried out dynamically during the symbolic simulation based on the sizes of OBDDs. We develop heuristics for choosing(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of significant obstructive coronary artery disease with complex lesions is high in patients who have low extremity artery disease (LEAD). However, intermediate- or long-term cardiovascular prognosis of LEAD patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) remains poor. Accordingly, prophylactic coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Although various alterative models of therapy are used for cartilage repair, no definite conclusion has been reached. Glucosamine (GlcN) is widely used as a nutritional supplement. However, the clinical- evidence-based outcome of GlcN administration remains controversial. N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc), a derivative of GlcN, shows(More)
Downward remodelling of gap junctional proteins between myocytes may trigger ventricular arrhythmia after myocardial infarction. We have demonstrated that ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel agonists attenuated post-infarction arrhythmias. However, the involved mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether K(ATP) channel(More)
Remedying patellofemoral osteochondral defects using clinical therapy remains challenging. Construct-based and cell-based regenerative medicine with in vitro physical stimuli has been progressively implemented. However, the effect of physical stimuli in situ in knee joints with degradable constructs is still not well-documented. Therefore, we studied(More)
Epidemiologic studies showed that men treated with statins appear to have a lower incidence of sudden death than men without statins. However, the specific factor for this remained disappointingly elusive. We assessed whether pravastatin enhanced connexin43 expression after myocardial infarction through attenuation of endothelin-1. Twenty-four hours after(More)
In this article, we propose a symbolic simulation method where Boolean functions can be efficiently manipulated through a 2-domain partitioned OBDD data structure. The functional partition is applied by automatically exploring the key decision points implicitly built inside a circuit. The partition can help to significantly reduce the OBDD sizes, solving(More)
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