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Tangeretin (5,6,7,8,4'-pentamethoxyflavone) is a polymethoxylated flavonoid concentrated in the peel of citrus fruits. Recent studies have shown that tangeretin exhibits anti-proliferative, anti-invasive, anti-metastatic, and antioxidant activities. However, the anti-inflammatory properties of tangeretin are unclear. In this study, we examine the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a combined adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) and ADMSC-derived exosome therapy protected rat kidney from acute ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury (i.e., ligation of both renal arteries for 1h and reperfusion for 72h prior to euthanization). METHODS AND RESULTS Adult-male SD rats (n=40) were(More)
This paper proposes a high-performance low-power direct 2-D transform coding IP design for H.264 with a switching power suppression technique. The proposed transform coding design not only suitably arranges the data sequences in row and column transforms to greatly increase the data processing rate but also takes advantage of the correlation existed in(More)
Conventional active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones often perform well in reducing the low-frequency noise and isolating the high-frequency noise by earmuffs passively. The existing ANC systems often use high-speed digital signal processors to cancel out disturbing noise, which results in high power consumption for a commercial ANC headphone. The(More)
We tested the hypothesis that combined xenogenic (from mini-pig) adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) and ADMSC-derived exosome therapy could reduce brain-infarct zone (BIZ) and enhance neurological recovery in rat after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) induced by 50-min left middle cerebral artery occlusion. Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 60) were(More)
Excitatory amino acids (EAAs) play a critical role in the development of peripheral tactile and thermal hypersensitivity after the induction of paw inflammation in rats. We used a spinal microdialysis model to examine the effect of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammation on the spinal release of EAAs and assessed the antinociceptive effect of(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The best anesthesia methods for analgesia and sedation during gastrointestinal endoscopy are still debated. The aim of this study was to compare the recovery time, clinical presentations, and satisfaction between target-controlled infusion (TCI) and manually controlled infusion (MCI) in same-day bidirectional endoscopy(More)