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Universal approximation is the basis of theoretical research and practical applications of fuzzy systems. Studies on the universal approximation capability of fuzzy systems have achieved great progress in recent years. In this paper, linear Takagi–Sugeno (T–S) fuzzy systems that use linear functions of input variables as rule consequent and their special(More)
OBJECTIVE Emerging evidence suggests that microRNA (miRNA)-mediated gene regulation influences a variety of autoimmune disease processes, including Crohn's disease (CD), but the biological function of miRNAs in CD remains unclear. We examine miRNA level in colon tissues and study the potential functions of miRNAs that regulate pathological genes during the(More)
Fluorescence imaging of nitric oxide (NO) in vitro and in vivo is essential to developing our understanding of the role of nitric oxide in biology and medicine. Current probes such as diaminofluorescein depend on reactions with oxidized NO products, but not with nitric oxide directly, and this limits their applicability. Here we report the formation of an(More)
Hepta(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl) polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)-capped poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) was synthesized via the reaction of hydrosilylation between hepta(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)hydrosilsesquioxane and allyl-terminated PEO. The POSS-capped PEO was characterized by means of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is a focal point of the inflammatory cascade in Crohn's disease (CD). As an emerging approach to block cytokines, antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) has developed quickly, but is thwarted by a key obstacle-safe and effective delivery to specified cells. Here a novel nano-complex, based on(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapeutics has the potential to alleviate allergic inflammation. However, in previous studies, the systemic administration of anti-TNF-α agents was frequently accompanied by many adverse effects, such as infection, immunogenicity and malignancy. Efforts are made in the present study to evaluate whether or not(More)
To evaluate the different traits of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) isolated from osteosarcoma (OS) and normal bone marrow (BM) induced by bone-morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). MSCs from implanted osteosarcoma or femur bone marrow were isolated and cultured. Differentiation potency was verified and phenotypes were evaluated by flow cytometry. Increased or(More)