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In humans, one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes is a reduced plasma concentration of HDL and its major protein component, apolipoprotein A-I (APOA-I). However, it is unknown whether APOA-I directly protects against diabetes. The aim of this study was to characterise the functional role of APOA-I in glucose homeostasis. The effects of APOA-I on(More)
It is observed that ramie (Boehmeria nivea), an economic fiber crop, can establish and colonize metal-contaminated sites in China. Metal tolerance and accumulation by ramie originating from 13 metal-contaminated and 4 "clean" sites in China were compared under field and hydroponic conditions. All selected populations and germplasms displayed good growth(More)
Potentiation of GABA(A) receptor-mediated inhibitory neurotransmission contributes to the anesthetic action of thiopental. However, the inhibiting action of general anesthetic on excitatory neurotransmission also purportedly underlies its effects. The aim of the study was to elucidate the role of glutamate receptors (NMDA and AMPA receptors) in(More)
An embedded architecture of optical vector matrix multiplier (OVMM) is presented. The embedded architecture is aimed at optimising the data flow of vector matrix multiplier (VMM) to promote its performance. Data dependence is discussed when the OVMM is connected to a cluster system. A simulator is built to analyse the performance according to the(More)
A new subgrid eddy-viscosity model is proposed in this paper. Full details of the derivation of the model are given with the assumption of homogeneous turbulence. The formulation of the model is based on the dynamic equation of the structure function of resolved scale turbulence. By means of the local volume average, the effect of the anisotropy is taken(More)
Citation: Rahav E, Shun-Yan C, Cui G, Liu H, Tsagaraki TM, Giannakourou A, Tsiola A, Psarra S, Lagaria A, Mulholland MR, Stathopoulou E, Paraskevi P, Herut B and Berman-Frank I (2016) Evaluating the Impact of Atmospheric Depositions on Springtime Dinitrogen Fixation in the Cretan Sea (Eastern Mediterranean)—A Mesocosm Approach. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:180. doi:(More)
The present study evaluated the role of ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG)-located orphanin-FQ (OFQ) in the opioid tolerance induced by repeated microinjections of morphine (MOR) into vlPAG. Microinjection of MOR (5 microg/0.5 microl) into vlPAG caused antinociception as quantified with the tail flick and the hot plate tests. When MOR microinjection(More)
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