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Essential hypertension (EH) is a complex disease as a consequence of interaction between environmental factors and genetic background, but the pathogenesis of EH remains elusive. The emerging tools of network medicine offer a platform to explore a complex disease at system level. In this study, we aimed to identify the key proteins and the biological(More)
We report detailed investigations of the photoluminescence (PL) generated from an individual gold nanoflower, a highly branched plasmonic nanoparticle. Compared to nanostructures with simple shapes, such as spheres, nanorods, and bipyramids, nanoflowers exhibit more distinct features, i.e., the PL spectra and far-field emission patterns are strongly(More)
Plasmonic refractometric nanosensors based on single nanostructures, i.e. spherical, nanorodand bipyramid-shaped gold nanoparticles, are investigated and compared numerically by employing the finite-difference time-domain method. The results show that the plasmonic sensing ability is distributed anisotropically around the nanorod and bipyramid, even for(More)
Anti-Stokes one-photon luminescence from a single gold nanorod is experimentally investigated. The anti-Stokes emission of gold nanorods is enhanced and strongly modulated by localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). It is found that the polarization dependence of the anti-Stokes emission is in strong correlation with that of the Stokes emission. Further(More)
Lateral control of autonomous vehicle is investigated. The vehicle lateral dynamics is described with the previously researched state space model in terms of position and orientation error with respect to the road, and approximated by a Tanagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy model with time-varying parameters. The system is stabilized by an optimal fuzzy state feedback(More)
We propose and justify by the finite-difference time-domain method an efficient strategy to enhance the spontaneous emission of a fluorophore with a multi-resonance plasmonic antenna. The custom-designed asymmetrical antenna consists of two plasmonic nanoparticles with different sizes and is able to couple efficiently to free space light through multiple(More)
Luminescence quantum yields (QYs) of gold nanoparticles including nanorods, nanobipyramids and nanospheres are measured elaborately at a single nanoparticle level with different excitation wavelengths. It is found that the QYs of the nanostructures are essentially dependent on the excitation wavelength. The QY is higher when the excitation wavelength is(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Anti-HMGB1 autoimmunity plays a role in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Because SLE increases atherosclerosis, we asked whether the same autoimmunity might play a role in atherogenesis. METHODS We looked for the induction of HMGB1-specific B and T cell responses by a western-type diet (WTD) in the Apoe(-/-) mouse model of(More)
A three-dimensional corrugated metal tapered probe with surface corrugated gratings at the tip apex is proposed and investigated theoretically, which leads to an obvious emission beaming effect of spontaneous emission from a single emitter near the probe. In contrast with conventional apertureless metal probes, where only the enhancement of an optical(More)
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