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Sequential minimal optimization (SMO) is one popular algorithm for training support vector machine (SVM), but it still requires a large amount of computation time for solving large size problems. This paper proposes one parallel implementation of SMO for training SVM. The parallel SMO is developed using message passing interface (MPI). Specifically, the(More)
The potential for bone marrow-derived progenitor cells (BMDPC) to regenerate myocardial tissue following infarction depends on homing, migration, nourishment, and spatially appropriate growth of BMDPC. Requisite to these objectives is the expression of adhesion molecules (ICAM-1) and chemoattractant cytokines (MCP-1), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)(More)
We investigated the time course of exercise-induced lipoprotein lipase activity (LPLa) and reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) during the 24-h postexercise period. Subjects were 10 sedentary normolipidemic males [NTG; fasting triglyceride (TG) = 89.1 +/- 8.6 mg/dl] and 6 hyperlipidemic males (HTG; fasting TG = 296.8 +/- 64.0 mg/dl). Each subject performed a(More)
AIMS Our aim was to test the hypothesis that angiotensin II receptor blockade combined with exercise training after myocardial infarction (MI) could attenuate post-MI left ventricular remodelling and preserve cardiac function. METHODS AND RESULTS Sprague-Dawley rats underwent ligation of the left descending coronary artery, resulting in MI, or a sham(More)
Nuclear transcription factor (NF)-kappaB regulates inflammatory and immune responses by increasing the expression of specific inflammatory genes in various tissues. Whether the infarcted heart includes the activation of NF-kappaB and a proinflammatory mediator cascade that it regulates has not been fully explored. Herein, we monitored the temporal and(More)
Exercise has been shown to improve function of the left ventricle (LV) following myocardial infarction (MI). The mechanisms to explain this benefit have not been fully delineated, but may involve improved mechanics resulting in unloading effects and increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase levels [1,2]. Accordingly, the goal of this study was to(More)
In order to study genetic variation of tyrosinase gene in four different flesh color chicken breeds selected from special districts including Guyuan, Wenchang, Tibetan and Hisex chicken, five loci of the TYR gene exon-1 and one locus of 5′ flanking region were analyzed in PCR-SSCP and DNA sequencing. The results indicated that there were polymorphisms only(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of chiropractic care in a multiclinic setting on sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activities using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. METHODS Physicians of chiropractic in private practice were provided with an HRV device to perform analysis before and after chiropractic(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to characterize the changes in messenger RNA (mRNA) abundance, protein, and activity levels of the enzymatic antioxidants, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, and catalase by exercise training combined with L-arginine after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS L-Arginine (1 g x kg(-1) x d(-1)) and N(G)-nitro-L-arginine(More)
OBJECTIVE This controlled study was designed to explore the effectiveness of foot orthotics in solving problems of the feet and other parts of the lower extremities and to reduce low back pain. METHODS Thirty-two subjects (24 males) were recruited and randomly assigned into 3 study groups. There were 10 subjects in the chiropractic care plus orthotics(More)