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The concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn and Cd were measured in water and sediment to determine their distribution characteristics and potential ecological risks of the Lake Dalinouer. The results revealed that the dominate form of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn in surface sediments respectively were organic sulfides, Fe-Mn oxides, carbonates and Fe-Mn oxides, with a mean(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease characterized by altered balance of activity between effector and regulatory CD4(+) T cells. The homeostasis of CD4(+) T cell subsets is regulated by interleukin (IL)-2, and reduced production of IL-2 by T cells is observed in individuals with SLE. Here we report that(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of retinal vascular calibers with hyperuricemia in a middle-aged and elderly population. METHODS A cross-sectional design was applied in this study and 869 participants aged =40 years from a high-risk group for diabetes were recruited. All participants received the anthropometrical measurements and laboratory(More)
Zeolites play numerous important roles in modern petroleum refineries and have the potential to advance the production of fuels and chemical feedstocks from renewable resources. The performance of a zeolite as separation medium and catalyst depends on its framework structure. To date, 213 framework types have been synthesized and >330,000 thermodynamically(More)
Obstacle avoidance is the basic requirement for any autonomous mobile robot. Fuzzy intelligent obstacle avoidance strategy is proposed in this paper for the wheeled mobile robot tracking a target in the environment with obstacles, which is composed of two fuzzy logic controllers and an intelligent coordinator. Run-to-goal fuzzy controller makes the robot(More)
Cu-SSZ-13 samples prepared by a novel one-pot synthesis method achieved excellent NH3-SCR performance and high N2 selectivity from 150 to 550 °C after ion exchange treatments. The selected Cu3.8-SSZ-13 catalyst was highly resistant to large space velocity (800 000 h(-1)) and also maintained high NOx conversion in the presence of CO2, H2O, and C3H6 in the(More)
Aimed to coating cables for cable-stayed bridges, a continuous climbing pneumatic cable maintenance robot is developed. Climbing mechanism driven by pneumatic system is devised and design scheme of pneumatic system which take the synchronized proportional speed distribute loop as core is presented. These make the robot move continuously and stably. The(More)
Regulatory B10 cells were functionally impaired in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), yet the mechanisms were unclear. B cells are recently recognized as important participants in osteoclastogenesis by producing RANKL. In this study, we investigated whether regulatory B10 cells could convert into RANKL-producing cells, thus impairing their immunosuppressive(More)