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The Method of Moments (MoM) is often effectively used inthe extraction of passive components in modeling integratedcircuits and MCM packaging. MoM extraction, however,involves solving a dense system of linear equations, and using direct factorization methods can be prohibitive for large problems. In this paper, we present a Fast Method of Moments Solver(More)
Inorganic fertilizer is one of the most important anthropogenic inputs which influences soil nutrient turnover in agricultural ecosystems. However, as the key process involved in the maintenance, transformation and stability of soil nitrogen (N), the incorporation and allocation of fertilizer N between different soil organic N (SON) fractions in a growing(More)
MY-174 is an IgM class monoclonal antibody originally established against chick PG-M/versican. The antibody specifically stains the photoreceptor layer, where we recently reported an absence of PG-M/versican. In this study, we re-characterized the antibody and identified the molecule that reacts to MY-174 at the photoreceptor layer. Immunohistochemistry(More)
The critical hyaluronan binding motif (HABM) in sialoprotein associated with cones and rods (SPACR) has already been determined. As sialoproteoglycan associated with cones and rods, another interphotoreceptor matrix molecule, binds to chondroitin sulfate and heparin with or without the employment of HABMs, respectively, we evaluated and compared the binding(More)
Chronic long-term exposure to cuprizone causes severe brain demyelination in mice, which leads to changes in locomotion, working memory and anxiety. These findings suggest the importance of intact myelin for these behaviors. This study aimed to investigate the possible behavioral changes in mice with mild oligodendrocyte/myelin damage that parallels the(More)
Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in the chemical process industry (CPI). It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is well recognized(More)
Release of hazardous materials in chemical industries is a major threat to surrounding areas. Current gas dispersion models like PHAST and FLACS, use release velocity, release elevation, meteorological parameters, and other related information as model input. In general, such information is not always available during an on-going accident. In this paper, we(More)
In tegral equation approaches based on layered media Green's functions are often used to extract models of integrated circuit structures. The primary advan tage of these approaches over equiv alen t-sourcebased schemes is the dramatic reduction in problem size. When combined with an SVD-accelerated sc heme for the solution of the associated dense linear(More)
PURPOSE To examine whether the lower eyelid retractor consists of a single layer or multiple layers. DESIGN Retrospective clinical case series and dissectional study. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one lower eyelid retractors (31 right, 20 left) of 44 patients (ages, 63-95 years) during entropion surgeries and 10 lower eyelids (5 right, 5 left) of 5 Oriental(More)
PURPOSE To examine the role of Roundabout 4 (Robo4) in retinal endothelial permeability and analyze the structural events that lead to barrier disruption. MATERIALS AND METHODS Small interfering RNA (siRNA) technology was used to knockdown Robo4 expression to study its effects on the permeability of human retinal vascular endothelial cells (HRVECs) in(More)