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The IEEE 802.16e standard is a rapidly developing technology for broadband wireless access system. Its PHY OFDMA mode defines two subchannel building methods: diversity permutation and contiguous permutation (AMC subchannel). In this paper we propose a joint packet scheduling and subchannel allocation scheme applicable for the IEEE 802.16e OFDMA AMC(More)
In this study, we investigated the time-dependent expression of IL-1beta, COX-2, MCP-1 mRNA after incised wounds in rabbit skin using real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR. The tested wound ages were distributed as following: <0.5h, 0.5h, 1h, 2h, 3h, 4h, 5h, 6h, 8h, 12h, 24h, 2d, 3d, and 7d. The expressions of three markers in postmortem wounds were(More)
Phosphate removal from polluted water is crucial to preventing eutrophication. Herein, we present the investigation on phosphate adsorption in aqueous solutions by using lanthanum-doped activated carbon fiber (ACF-La). Various batch sorption conditions, e.g., pH, ionic strength, and temperature were tested, and the adsorption mechanisms were discussed. The(More)
The forensic investigator is frequently confronted with the discrimination and deduction of injury implements, which is one of the most important physical testimonies in courts. The usual method used in actual cases is from points of morphology. In the forensic discrimination of injury implements, such as metal implements, the analysis and comparison of(More)
Allele and haplotype frequencies of 11 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (STRs) included in the PowerPlex Y Systems (Promega) were determined in a sample of 215 unrelated healthy male individuals of Chinese Tujia ethnic group living in Chongqing (Southwest of China). The gene diversity values of the Y-STRs loci ranged from 0.3757(DYS391) to 0.9170(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitors that can undergo osteogenic differentiation under proper stimuli. We demonstrated that BMP9 is one of the most osteogenic BMPs. However, the molecular mechanism underlying BMP9-initiated osteogenic signaling in MSCs remains unclear. Through gene expression profiling analysis we identified several(More)
A class of wireless multicast utility optimization problems are considered. Assume network utility is only a function of link throughput and nodes' transmission power. Under a set of physical layer assumptions, the impact of physical and data-link layer configurations to the upper layers in a wireless network can be characterized using a configuration(More)
Phosphate removal from wastewater is very important for the prevention of eutrophication. Adsorption of phosphate from water was investigated using activated carbon fiber loaded with lanthanum oxide (ACF-La) as a novel adsorbent. The effects of variables (La/ACF mass ratio, impregnation time, activation time, and activation temperature) have been studied by(More)
This paper shows that, under certain conditions, a wireless network can be modeled by a directed configuration graph with possible hyperarc links if the transmission schedule is given. Assume single multicast session. The maximum achievable multicast throughput equals the max-flow min-cut bound of the configuration graph. An optimization framework is(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate the efficacy of antitumor necrosis factor(TNF)(a) agents (etanercept, infliximab, golimumab or adalimumab) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS A literature search was done using PubMed, Embaseand Cochrane databases. The reference section of all primary studies was inspected for additional references,(More)