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This work is concerned with approximating constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs) with an additional global cardinality constraints. For example, Max Cut is a boolean CSP where the input is a graph G = (V, E) and the goal is to find a cut S ∪ ¯ S = V that maximizes the number of crossing edges, |E(S , ¯ S)|. The Max Bisection problem is a variant of Max Cut(More)
We study the computational power of general symmetric relaxations for combinatorial optimization problems, both in the linear programming (LP) and semidefinite programming (SDP) case. We show new connections to explicit LP and SDP relaxations, like those obtained from standard hierarchies. Concretely, for k <; n/4, we show that k-rounds of sum-of squares(More)
UNLABELLED The pathological relevance and significance of microRNAs (miRNAs) in hepatocarcinogenesis have attracted much attention in recent years; however, little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms through which miRNAs are involved in the development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we demonstrate that(More)
miRNAs (microRNAs) participate in many diseases including cardiovascular disease. In contrast with our original hypothesis, miRNAs exist in circulating blood and are relatively stable due to binding with other materials. The aim of the present translational study is to establish a method of determining the absolute amount of an miRNA in blood and to(More)
INTRODUCTION N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and sodium bicarbonate (SOB) therapies may prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). However, the efficacy of using combination over individual therapies was not established, and there was no large randomised study comparing abbreviated SOB therapy with conventional sustained saline pre-hydration with oral NAC. (More)
Extracellular pH is usually low in solid tumors, in contrast to the approximately neutral intracellular pH. V-ATPase, which overly functions in some cancers with metastatic potential, plays an important role in maintaining neutral cytosolic pH, very acidic luminal pH, and acidic extracellular pH. ATP6L, the 16 kDa subunit of proton pump V-ATPase, can(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients, which may be related to the contrast dose used during cardiac catheterization. METHODS We prospectively investigated 277 consecutive consenting patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who were given(More)