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A major issue with ad-hoc networks is energy consumption since nodes are usually mobile and battery-operated. In this project we compared the performance of ad-hoc routing protocols in a network where each participating mobile node has a given battery life and will shutdown when a threshold is reached. We studied two routing protocols, Dynamic Source(More)
Hepatic expression profiling has revealed miRNA changes in liver diseases, while hepatic miR-155 expression was increased in murine non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, suggesting that miR-155 might regulate the biological process of lipid metabolism. To illustrate the effects of miR-155 gain of function in transgenic mouse liver on lipid metabolism,(More)
Published data regarding the association between XPG Asp1104His polymorphism and bladder cancer risk remained controversial. This meta-analysis of literatures was performed to draw a more precise estimation of the relationship. We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science with a time limit of June 22, 2013. Summary odds ratios (ORs) with 95(More)
Published data regarding the association between the APE1 Asp148Glu polymorphism and colorectal cancer susceptibility remained controversial. This meta-analysis of literatures was performed to draw a more precise estimation of the relationship. We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science with a time limit of August 19, 2013. Summary odds(More)
Fibronectin adsorption on biomaterial surfaces plays a key role in the biocompatibility of biomedical implants. In the current study, the adsorption behavior of the 7-10th type III modules of fibronectin (FN-III7-10) in the presence of hydroxyapatite (HAP) was systematically investigated by using molecular docking approach. It was revealed that the FN-III10(More)
The disruption of microvascular barrier in response to advanced glycation end products (AGEs) stimulation contributes to vasculopathy associated with diabetes mellitus. Here, to study the role of Src and its association with moesin, VE-cadherin and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in AGE-induced vascular hyperpermeability, we verified that AGE induced(More)
Published data regarding the association between the excision repair cross-complimentary group 2 (ERCC2) Asp312Asn polymorphisms and esophageal cancer susceptibility remained controversial. This meta-analysis of literatures was performed to assess the strength of association between the ERCC2 and esophageal cancer susceptibility using random effects model.(More)
The macro-pore sizes of porous scaffold play a key role for regulating ectopic osteogenesis and angiogenesis but many researches ignored the influence of interconnection between macro-pores with different sizes. In order to accurately reveal the relationship between ectopic osteogenesis and macro-pore sizes in dorsal muscle and abdominal cavities of dogs,(More)