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Complement receptor 3 (CR3) activation in microglia is involved in neuroinflammation-related brain disorders and pruning of neuronal synapses. Hypoxia, often observed together with neuroinflammation in brain trauma, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases, is thought to exacerbate inflammatory responses and synergistically enhance brain damage. Here we show(More)
PURPOSE Delayed auditory feedback (DAF) is known to induce stuttering-like disfluencies (SLDs) and cause speech rate reductions in normally fluent adults, but the reason for speech disruptions is not fully known, and individual variation has not been well characterized. Studying individual variation in susceptibility to DAF may identify factors that(More)
In this paper, we study the holographic dark energy model in non-flat universe from the statefinder viewpoint. We plot the evolutionary trajectories of the holographic dark energy model for different values of the parameter c as well as for different contributions of spatial curvature, in the statefinder parameter-planes. The statefinder diagrams(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant potential of ampelopsin (APS) by using various methods in vitro, as well as to determine effects of APS on LPS-induced oxidative stress in piglets. The results showed that APS exhibited excellent free radical scavenging by DPPH, ABTS, O2•-, H2O2 and ferric reducing antioxidant power. Ampelopsin also(More)
In this paper, we investigate the holographic dark energy model with interaction between dark energy and dark matter, from the statefinder viewpoint. We plot the trajectories of the interacting holographic dark energy model for different interaction cases as well as for different values of the parameter c in the statefinder-plane. The statefinder diagrams(More)
We propose in this paper a new model for describing the unification of dark energy and dark matter. This new model is a further generalization of the generalized Chaplygin gas (GCG) model, thus dubbed new generalized Chaplygin gas (NGCG) model. The equation of state of the NGCG is given by p = − ˜ A(a)/ρ α , where a is the scale factor and˜A(a) = −w X Aa(More)
The use of Chinese medicinal materials (CMM) in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is increasingly prevalent in Canada and worldwide. Self-medication with CMM and concurrent usage with Western medicine are also common. While taking CMM carries recognized risk of adverse effects on their own, their interactions with Western medicine can(More)
In the present study, the free radical scavenging activities (against 1,1-diphenyl-2-pierylhydrazy (DPPH), 2,2'-Azinobis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6- sulphonate) (ABTS+), Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)) of dimethylglycine sodium salt (DMG-Na) were measured and compared with those of Trolox (6-hydroxy-2, 5, 7, 8-tetramethylchroman-2-carboxylic acid), a commonly used(More)