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1. Although capsaicin analogs might be a potential strategy to manipulate inflammation, the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, the effects and action mechanisms of vanilloid analogs on iNOS and COX-2 expression were investigated in RAW264.7 macrophages. 2. Capsaicin and resiniferatoxin (RTX) can inhibit LPS- and IFN-gamma-mediated NO production, and(More)
BACKGROUND Fractalkine is a CX3C chemokine for mononuclear cells that has been implicated in the recruitment and accumulation of monocytes seen in glomerular diseases. We investigated the mechanisms by which tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha stimulates mesangial cell (MC) fractalkine expression, and the effects of MC-derived fractalkine on monocyte(More)
Our previous study has shown that lipophilic 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors of statins can inhibit interferon-gamma-induced inducible nitric oxide synthase gene expression in RAW264.7 macrophages. In this study, we showed that lovastatin and fluvastatin are able to upregulate the mRNA expression of the suppressor of cytokine(More)
Improving the hardware efficiency of video coding LSI like MPEG-4/H.264 is a recent design trend in implementing multi-media systems aimed at high-throughput design for high definition (HD) video [1] and low-power design for portable video [2]. However, it is difficult to trade-off power consumption and video quality like programmable processors do for(More)
One of the major challenges for a wireless network design is the efficient authentication scheme. A mobile node (MN) attached to a WLAN and then moved into an area where the radio signal coverage from the access point (AP) does not exist. The mobile node may reconfigure itself into ad hoc mode and connect to this network. Before the mobile node using the(More)