Min Lai

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of nanoscale wear particles derived from titanium/titanium alloy-based implants on integration of bone. Here we report the potential impact of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on adhesion, migration, proliferation, and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from the cellular(More)
A classical function of C1q is to bind immune complexes and initiate complement activation producing membrane lytic complexes, opsonins and anaphylatoxins. This classical pathway of complement activation is also elicited when C1q binds some other ligands. Besides complement activation, C1q also regulates cell differentiation, adhesion, migration, activation(More)
This paper proposes a hierarchical framework, which consists of three layers of classifiers, for automatic stress detection in English speech utterances. The top two layers are a linguistic classifier, which assigns stressed labels to all content words and unstressed labels to all functions words, and an acoustic classifier, which assigns stressed and(More)
PURPOSE To show the production of sense or antisense transcripts by recombinant adenoviruses, to investigate whether the transcripts produced were suitable for downregulating the expression of the targeted gene, cathepsin S (CatS), and to examine the effect of antisense transcript production on the biologic function of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE)(More)
OBJECTIVES To reevaluate the longevity and intraocular safety of recombinant adenovirus (rAd)-mediated gene delivery after subretinal injection, and to prolong transgene expression through the combination of 2 synergistic immunosuppressants. METHODS An rAd vector carrying green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene was delivered subretinally in the rat eye. The(More)
Three-dimensional molecular dynamics simulations are conducted to study the nanometric cutting of germanium. The phenomena of extrusion, ploughing, and stagnation region are observed from the material flow. The uncut thickness which is defined as the depth from bottom of the tool to the stagnation region is in proportion to the undeformed chip thickness on(More)
SnO(2) nanotubes with controlled diameter and length were synthesized using an electrochemical method at room temperature. The length and wall thickness of the nanotubes increased monotonically with the deposition time and the diameter of the nanotubes was altered by varying the pore size of the scaffolds. Post-annealing at 400 degrees C in dry air(More)
Sn doped CuO nanotubes were synthesized by thermal oxidization of Cu/SnO(2) core-shell nanowires in air through the Kirkendall effect. The Cu/SnO(2) core-shell nanowires were sequentially electrodeposited by forming a SnO(2) shell followed by electrodeposition of the Cu core. After thermal treatment in air, the core-shell Cu/SnO(2) (13 +/- 2 nm thick shell(More)