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In this paper, we analyze the performance of a CDMA reverse link with an up/down power control algorithm in the presence of fading. We derive a stochastic non-linear feedback control system model for the power controlled reverse link and study the power control performance based on the nonlinear model using the technique of statistical linearization. We(More)
Retrotransposons constitute over 40% of the human genome and play important roles in the evolution of the genome. Since certain types of retrotransposons, particularly members of the Alu, L1, and SVA families, are still active, their recent and ongoing propagation generates a unique and important class of human genomic diversity/polymorphism (for the(More)
Poly(ethylene glycol)-lipid (PEG-lipid) conjugates are widely used in the field of liposomal drug delivery to provide a polymer coat that can confer favorable pharmacokinetic characteristics on particles in the circulation. More recently these lipids have been employed as an essential component in the self-assembly of cationic and neutral lipids with(More)
In this paper, we study SIR and rate control for CDMA data users on the forward link under average or peak power constraints. The QoS for data users is specified by delay and error rate constraints as well as a family of utility functions representing the throughput and fairness among the data users. It is found that the optimal SIR and rate control(More)
—In this letter, we propose a low complexity linear precoding scheme for downlink multiuser MIMO precoding systems where there is no limit on the number of multiple antennas employed at both the base station and the users. In the proposed algorithm, we can achieve the precoder in two steps. In the first step, we balance the multiuser interference (MUI) and(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been widely applied to identify informative SNPs associated with common and complex diseases. Besides single-SNP analysis, the interaction between SNPs is believed to play an important role in disease risk due to the complex networking of genetic regulations. While many approaches have been proposed for detecting(More)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common inherited cardiac disorder, is characterized by increased ventricular wall thickness that cannot be explained by underlying conditions, cadiomyocyte hypertrophy and disarray, and increased myocardial fibrosis. In as many as 50% of HCM cases, the genetic cause remains unknown, suggesting that more genes may(More)
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality; however, its treatment remains obscure and largely empirical. Since matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) has been postulated to be the major contributor of neuronal injury during reperfusion, inhibition of MMP-9 could be a potential approach in maintaining the viability of neurons. Trans-resveratrol(More)
Gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a natural functional amino acid. In the current study, Lactobacillus brevis TCCC13007, a high GABA-producing strain, was isolated from naturally pickled Chinese vegetables. A two-step cellular bioconversion process was established using L. brevis TCCC13007 for the production of GABA. First, L. brevis cells were grown(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the optimal candidate of treating myocardial infarction; however, the lower survival ratio of implanted cell discourages the advantages of this treatment. Recent studies have displayed statins, which exert pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system partially through the increase in endothelial nitric oxide(More)