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The slowly activating delayed-rectifier K+ current, I(Ks), modulates the repolarization of cardiac action potentials. The molecular structure of the I(Ks) channel is not known, but physiological data indicate that one component of the I(Ks), channel is minK, a 130-amino-acid protein with a single putative transmembrane domain. The size and structure of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ischemic postconditioning has been found to decrease brain infarct area and spinal cord ischemic injury. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that ischemic postconditioning reduces global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion-induced structural and functional injury in rats. METHODS Ten-minute global ischemia was induced by 4-vessel(More)
A rat model of depression has been recently developed by exogenous corticosterone administration. In this study, we further determined whether corticosterone administration also increased depression-like behavior in mice and explored the brain biochemical consequences of exposure to this administration paradigm. Mice received repeated injections of vehicle(More)
With businesses seeking to seize the momentum of social media and social networking, technology-enabled social commerce has emerged to combine the power of online social networking with shopping. This study examines an emerging area in E-commerce, i.e., social commerce. Extending the online consumer behavior typology, this study categorizes online consumer(More)
Cytokines play an important role in the immunological pathogenesis of schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis would be associated with an imbalance in inflammatory cytokines that leads to a decrease of T helper (Th) 1 and an increase of Th2 cytokine secretion. Corresponding data so far have been inconsistent, so we performed a meta-analysis to assess whether(More)
This paper presents the evaluation results of two student surveys on a collaborative examination process using ALN for a graduate-level course at NJIT. The exam process includes students making up questions, picking out questions, answering, grading, and appealing the grades. The process was conducted on the Virtual Classroom and Webboard during the fall(More)
Iron excess is closely associated with tumorigenesis in multiple types of human cancers, with underlying mechanisms yet unclear. Recently, iron deprivation has emerged as a major strategy for chemotherapy, but it exerts tumor suppression only on select human malignancies. Here, we report that the tumor suppressor protein p53 is downregulated during iron(More)
While many businesses seek to seize the momentum of social networking sites, the combination of technology-enabled social networks and e-commerce may offer significant opportunities for retailers. Social shopping sites emerged as the latest developments to leverage the power of social networking with online shopping. Despite enormous business interests and(More)
Oxidative stress is believed to contribute to neuronal damage induced by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible antioxidant neuroprotective effect of genistein against neuronal death in hippocampal CA1 neurons following transient global cerebral ischemia in the rat. Transient global cerebral(More)