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With two level weighting functions, namely, crisp switching-region weighting functions and local fuzzy weighting functions, this paper introduces a discrete-time switching fuzzy system, which inherently contains the features of switched hybrid systems and Takagi-Sugeno (TS) fuzzy systems, and then, for this discrete-time switching fuzzy system, this paper(More)
AIMS Neuroprotective effects of maysin, which is a flavone glycoside that was isolated from the corn silk (CS, Zea mays L.) of a Korean hybrid corn Kwangpyeongok, against oxidative stress (H2O2)-induced apoptotic cell death of human neuroblastoma SK-N-MC cells were investigated. MAIN METHODS Maysin cytotoxicity was determined by measuring cell viability(More)
—For discrete-time Takagi–Sugeno (TS) fuzzy systems, we propose an state-feedback fuzzy controller associated with a fuzzy weighting-dependent Lyapunov function. The controller, which is designed via parameterized linear matrix inequalities (PLMIs), employs not only the current-time but also the one-step-past information on the time-varying fuzzy weighting(More)
The modification of natural flavonoid by glycosylation alters their physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties, such as increased water solubility and stability, reduced toxicity, and sometimes enhanced or even new pharmacological activities. Kaempferol (KF), a plant flavonoid, and its glycosylated derivative, kaempferol-3-O-rhamnoside (K-3-rh), were(More)
AIMS Anti-allergic effects and action mechanism of phloretin (Phl) and biochanin A (BioA) on the IgE-antigen complex-mediated allergic responses in rat basophilic leukemia RBL-2H3 cells were investigated. MAIN METHODS Cell viability, formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), DPPH radical-scavenging activity, β-hexosaminidase release, production of(More)
A water-soluble polysaccharide (JS-MP-1) was isolated and purified from the Korean mulberry fruits Oddi (Morus alba L.) by crushing the fresh fruits then performing ethanol precipitation and DEAE-cellulose ion exchange chromatography. The neutral monosaccharide composition of the purified JS-MP-1 was determined to be composed mainly of galactose (37.6%, in(More)
Extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) was isolated from defatted micro-algae Dunaliela tertiolecta and defined as linear (1→4)-α-D-glucan based on monosaccharide composition, enzymatic and spectroscopic analyses. Optimization and characterization of acidic and enzymatic hydrolyses of EPS have been performed for its potential use as a renewable biorefinery(More)
AIMS Despite recent advances in prostate cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, the overall survival rate still remains low. This study was aimed to assess potential anti-cancer activity of maysin, a major flavonoid of corn silk (CS, Zea mays L.), in androgen-independent human prostate cancer cells (PC-3). MAIN METHODS Maysin was isolated from CS of(More)
AIMS Anti-obesity effects of a natural plant flavonoid 7,8-dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) were evaluated using 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells. MAIN METHODS The cell viability was determined using MTT assay. Effects of 7,8-DHF on intracellular lipid droplets and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured using a 2,7-dichlorofluorescein diacetate(More)