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Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a frequent and serious complication of human sepsis that contributes significantly to mortality. For better understanding of the development of AKI during sepsis, the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) murine model of sepsis was studied using intravital video microscopy (IVVM) of the kidney. IVVM with FITC-dextran was used(More)
The mortality rate for septic patients with acute renal failure is extremely high. Since sepsis is often caused by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a model of LPS challenge was used to study the development of kidney injury. Intravital video microscopy was utilized to investigate renal peritubular capillary blood flow in anesthetized male C57BL/6 mice at 0, 2, 6,(More)
A genetic approach utilizing the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used to identify the target of antifungal compounds. This analysis led to the identification of small molecule inhibitors of RNA polymerase (Pol) III from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Three lines of evidence show that UK-118005 inhibits cell growth by targeting RNA Pol III in yeast. First, a(More)
According to the demand of spread spectrum signal processing in lower SNR conditions, a novel blind estimation algorithm of the pseudo-noise (PN) sequence for the direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal is proposed based on the similarities among the DSSS signals and the eigenanalysis technique. At first, through segmentation processing and average(More)
An 82-year-old female was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May 2004. Following gynecological surgery, pathological evaluation showed stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer. From June 2004 to January 2005, the patient received six cycles of conventional treatment combined with intravenous paclitaxel (Taxol®) and cisplatin. The patient developed abdominal(More)
In order to further explore the mechanisms by which activation of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels (mitoKATP) confers neuroprotection, we investigated the role of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) in in vivo and in vitro models. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 90 min of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)(More)
In this paper, we propose a discrete Gilpin–Ayala competition model and a discrete Gilpin–Ayala type multispecies competition–predator model. For general nonautonomous case, sufficient conditions which ensure the permanence and the global stability of the system are obtained; For periodic case, sufficient conditions which ensure the existence of an unique(More)
Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill, 2n = 2× = 24, Rhamnaceae) is an economically important Chinese native species. It has high nutritional value, and its medicinal properties have led to extensive use in traditional oriental medicine. The characterization of genotypes using molecular markers is important for genetic studies and plant breeding. However,(More)