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OBJECTIVE Forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) plays an important role in the development and function of CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells. In this study the percentage of CD4(+) FOXP3(+) Treg cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and the frequency of Treg cells in the colonic mucosa of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were investigated. (More)
The population of elderly people is increasing rapidly in many developed nations. Providing safe and comfortable care to aging people is an important social goal. Moreover, obtaining correct activity and location information for an elderly person is an important research goal. This work proposes a novel intelligent RFID-based indoor tracking system for(More)
On removal from the animal, molluscan hemocytes change from an aggregation-incompetent state to one in which they aggregate and stick avidly to foreign surfaces. Aggregation and substratum adhesion behaviors of Mytilus californianus (California mussel) hemocytes are inhibited reversibly and non-lethally by caffeine. We investigated the mechanistic basis of(More)
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