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There is great interest in exploiting the opportunity provided by cloud computing platforms for large-scale analytics. Among these platforms, Apache Spark is growing in popularity for machine learning and graph analytics. Developing efficient complex analytics in Spark requires deep understanding of both the algorithm at hand and the Spark API or subsystem(More)
Cationic dendrimers possess attractive nano-sized architectures that make them suitable as targeted drug/gene delivery systems. However, very little is known about their mechanisms of cell death in cellular systems. In the current study, the apoptotic and necrotic effects of starburst polyamidoamine(PAMAM) and polypropylenimine (DAB) dendrimers in cultured(More)
Tyloxapol, a viscous polymer of the alkyl aryl polyether alcohol type, is classified as a nonionic surfactant and is widely used in biomedical applications. Although tyloxapol has been reported to be cytotoxic in various cell lines, there is no published information about its possible mechanisms of cell death. Hence, the objective of this study was to(More)
Collaborative filtering (CF) recommender systems have emerged in various applications to support item recommendation, which solve the information-overload problem by suggesting items of interest to users. Recently, trust-based recommender systems have incorporated the trustworthiness of users into CF techniques to improve the quality of recommendation. They(More)
Because the role of the viral B2 protein in the pathogenesis of nervous necrosis virus infection remains unknown, the aim of the present study was to determine the effects of B2 protein on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-mediated cell death via mitochondrial targeting. Using a B2 deletion mutant, the B2 mitochondrial targeting signal sequence (41RTFVISAHAA50)(More)
Dioleoylphosphatidylglycerol (DOPG) containing unsaturated sites is the target of oxidation during preparation, storage, or in vivo use of anionic liposomes. We investigated the biological effect of air oxidation of DOPG on RAW 264.7 murine macrophage-like cells. Oxidation was induced by exposing DOPG to air for 24-72 h. The extent of air oxidation was(More)
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