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As multicore processors are increasingly adopted in industry, it has become a great challenge to accurately bound the worst-case execution time (WCET) for real-time systems running on multicore chips. This is particularly true because of the inter-thread interferences in accessing shared resources on multicores, such as shared L2 caches, which can(More)
Improvement of insulin resistance by ACE inhibitors has been suggested; however, this mechanism has not been proved. We postulated that activation of the bradykinin-nitric oxide (NO) system by an ACE inhibitor enhances glucose uptake in peripheral tissues by means of an increase in translocation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4), resulting in improvement of(More)
BACKGROUND Oral leukoplakia (OL) is the best-known potentially malignant disorder. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the clinicopathological factors predictive of outcome in a large cohort of patients with OL, and report our experience in the early detection of malignant events. METHODS A total of 320 patients with biopsy-proven OL were(More)
To examine the possible role of the bradykinin-NO system in the action of ACE inhibitors, we studied the effects of imidapril, an ACE inhibitor, on inflammatory vascular injury by using AT1a-receptor-deficient (AT1aKO) mice. A polyethylene cuff was placed around the femoral artery of AT1aKO mice and wild-type (WT; C57BL/6J) mice. Neointimal area in cross(More)
Traditional herbal medicines adulterated and contaminated with plant materials from the Aristolochiaceae family, which contain aristolochic acids (AAs), cause aristolochic acid nephropathy. Approximately 256 traditional Chinese patent medicines, containing Aristolochiaceous materials, are still being sold in Chinese markets today. In order to protect(More)
AJS is the code name of an untitled novel medicative compound synthesized by the Tasly Holding Group Company (Tianjin, China) based on the structure of cinnamamide, which is one of the Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) class II drugs. The drug has better antidepressant effect, achieved by acting on the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor. However, the(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK, TNFSF12) and its sole receptor Fn14, belonging to the TNF ligand and receptor superfamilies respectively, are involved in cell survival and cytokine production. The role of TWEAK/Fn14 interactions in the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus has not been explored. TWEAK treatment of murine PAM212(More)
Obesity is associated with a low-grade, chronic inflammation that promotes the development of a variety of diseases, most notably type 2 diabetes. A number of cell types of the innate and adaptive immune systems have been implicated in this process. Recent studies have focused on the role of natural killer T (NKT) cells, a subset of T lymphocytes that react(More)