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Phase transition phenomena between non-congested and congested phases in packet traffic have been observed in many packet switching networks (PSNs). Using the PSN model we investigate the nature of fluctuations in number of packets in transit from their source to their destination, when the mean flow density into the PSN model is close to the phase(More)
BACKGROUND With a wide range of applications, titanium dioxide (TiO₂) nanoparticles (NPs) are manufactured worldwide in large quantities. Recently, in the field of nanomedicine, intravenous injection of TiO₂ nanoparticulate carriers directly into the bloodstream has raised public concerns on their toxicity to humans. METHODS In this study, mice were(More)
Higher rate of glycolysis has been long observed in cancer cells, as a vital enzyme in glycolysis, lactate dehydrogenase A (LDH-A) has been shown with great potential as an anti-cancer target. Accumulating evidence indicates that inhibition of LDH-A induces apoptosis mediated by oxidative stress in cancer cells. To date, it's still unclear that whether(More)
Resistin is an adipokine secreted from adipose tissue, which is likely involved in the development of obesity and insulin resistance via its interaction with other organs, as well as affecting adipose tissue function. The impact of resistin treatment on lipolysis and adiponectin secretion in human visceral adipose tissue is currently unknown. Mesenteric(More)
Polydatin (PD), a small natural compound from Polygonum cuspidatum, has a number of biological functions. However, the anticancer activity of PD has been poorly investigated. In the present study, thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide assay was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of PD on cell growth. Cell cycle distribution and apoptosis were investigated(More)
We have applied wavelet statistics to study packet traffic in a data communication network model of the packet switching type. Our focus is on the study of spectral properties of packet traffic near phase transition point (critical point) from free flow to congested states of the network model. We characterize the critical point by the level of packets(More)
Adequate intake of dietary fibers has proven metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, molecular mechanisms remain still limited. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of cereal dietary fiber on obesity-related liver lipotoxicity in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat/cholesterol (HFC) diet and underlying mechanism. Forty-eight adult male C57BL/6J mice were(More)
The identification of the conditions of traffic congestion in the Internet and other types of communication networks, such as wide area networks (WANs), local area networks (LANs), wireless communication systems, ad-hoc networks, and sensors networks, is an important area for data analysis and modeling. A general paradigm of these networks is represented by(More)
Four and a Half LIM protein 2 (FHL2) is a LIM domain only protein that is able to form various protein complexes and regulate gene transcription. Recent findings showed that FHL2 is a potential tumor suppressor gene that was down-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Moreover, FHL2 can bind to and activate the TP53 promoter in hepatic cells. In this(More)