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Apoptosis, or cellular suicide, is important for normal development and tissue homeostasis, but too much or too little apoptosis can also cause disease. The family of cysteine proteases, the so- called caspases, are critical mediators of programmed cell death, and thus far 14 family members have been identified. Some of these, such as caspase-8, mediate(More)
The link between inflammation and colorectal carcinoma has been acknowledged. However, the impact of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding to Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) on chemokine receptors in human colorectal carcinoma cells still remains to be elucidated. The present study shows that exposure to LPS elevated CXC chemokine receptor 7 (CXCR7)(More)
Feeling is stable and implicit and can be explicated in concrete situations in the form of emotion. To map the time course of feeling processing, the present study explored electrophysiological responses relevant to inner feeling by creating situations to evoke the explicit response of feeling. Fourteen mothers were asked to listen to TS and NS. Although(More)
Graves' disease (GD) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. The immune dysfunction in GD involves the generation of thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) autoantibodies that presumably arise consequent to interactions among dendritic cells (DCs), T cells, and regulatory T (Treg) cells. However, the immunological mechanisms of interactions(More)
Microglia are intrinsic immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS). The under controlled microglia activation plays important roles in inflammatory demyelination diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the means to modulate microglia activation as a therapeutic modality and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here we show that(More)
The main scope of this paper is to investigate the research of fuzzy PID control by utilizing the SQP (sequential quadratic programming) algorithm which is one of the constrained optimization algorithms. This paper presents a novel method to design the fuzzy PID tuners which combine the PID control and fuzzy control in order to improve the system(More)
This paper presents a hardware architecture of fast simplified successive cancellation (fast-SSC) algorithm for polar codes, which significantly reduces the decoding latency and dramatically increases the throughput. Algorithmically, fast-SSC algorithm suffers from the fact that its decoder scheduling and the consequent architecture depends on the code(More)
Phased array is widely used in radar systems with its beam steering fixed in one direction for all ranges. Therefore, the range of a target cannot be determined within a single pulse when range ambiguity exists. In this paper, an unambiguous approach for joint range and angle estimation is devised for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar with(More)
—This paper presents a novel propagation (BP) based decoding algorithm for polar codes. The proposed algorithm facilitates belief propagation by utilizing the specific constituent codes that exist in the factor graph, which results in an express journey (XJ) for belief information to propagate in each decoding iteration. In addition, this XJ-BP decoder(More)
Airborne radar arrays oriented toward any direction other than sidelooking cause the range dependence of clutter. It is difficult to handle this range dependence problem in the presence of range ambiguity. Frequency diverse array (FDA) employs a small frequency increment across the array elements, which induces the spatial frequency variant with respect to(More)