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Lidocaine, a common local anesthetic drug, has anti-inflammatory effects. It has demonstrated a protective effect in mice from septic peritonitis. However, it is unknown whether lidocaine has effects on high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a key mediator of inflammation. In this study, we investigated the effect of lidocaine treatment on serum HMGB1 level and… (More)
Hough transform (HT) is a well-established method for curve detection and recognition due to its robustness and processing capability. Being the core principle, voting principle needs to find the max voting rate, which makes it impossible to detect many targets from single image synchronously. In this paper, an improved Hough transform algorithm which… (More)
Photonic crystal materials are developed from colloidal crystal fibers or beads. As the fibers have cylindrical symmetry, the fiber-composed PhCs show anisotropic angle independence. By contrast, the bead-composed PhCs display angle-independent structural colors because of the spherical symmetry of their bead elements.
A facile microfluidic device was developed by inserting an annular capillary array into a collection channel for single-step emulsification of double emulsions. By inserting multiple inner-phase solutions into the capillary array, multicomponent double emulsions or microcapsules with inner droplets of different content could also be obtained from the device.
AIM To test whether carbachol can influence endothelial barrier dysfunction induced by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and whether the alpha 7 nicotinic receptor can mediate this process. METHODS Rat cardiac microvascular endothelial cells were exposed to carbachol followed by TNF-α treatment in the presence or the absence of α-bungarotoxin (an antagonist… (More)
The performance of reference current computation method based on Fryze, Buchholz, Dpenbrock (FBD) algorithm is focused on. An adaptive low-pass filter (LPF) based on fuzzy logic is proposed, which is composed of two two-order Butterworth LPFs, and fuzzy logic is developed taking changing amplitude of load current and harmonic number of the lowest harmonic… (More)
This Letter reports a simple method for the mass production of 3D colloidal photonic crystal beads (PCBs) by using a gravity-driven microfluidic device and online droplet drying method. Compared to traditional methods, the droplet templates of the PCBs are generated by using the ultrastable gravity as the driving force for the microfluidics, thus the PCBs… (More)
Nylon 6 electrospun nanofibers mat was prepared via electrospinning for the removal of three estrogens, namely, diethylstilbestrol (DES), dienestrol (DS), and hexestrol (HEX) from aqueous solution. Static adsorption as well as the dynamic adsorption was evaluated by means of batch and dynamic disk flow mode, respectively. The kinetic study indicated that… (More)
In this paper, dimer and trimer assemblies were prepared through covalent coupling of the monomer, i.e., carboxyl monofuntional gold nanoparticles using Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (Tren) as a bridging ligand. TEM examination showed that the dimer structures could be obtained with an increased yield using Tren instead of ethylenediamine (EDA) as a bridging… (More)