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This paper describes a new real-time urban monitoring system. The system uses the Localizing and Handling Network Event Systems (LocHNESs) platform developed by Telecom Italia for the real-time evaluation of urban dynamics based on the anonymous monitoring of mobile cellular networks. In addition, data are supplemented based on the instantaneous positioning(More)
There is evidence that the overproduction of apoB-100-containing lipoproteins by the liver is the underlying event in some forms of dyslipoproteinemia. This metabolic status is associated to an increased risk of developing premature coronary artery disease CAD. The conclusions from previous studies suggested that the availability to the hepatocytes of(More)
Acipimox (5-methylpyrazinecarboxylic acid 4-oxide) is a new lipolysis inhibitor that has a distant chemical relationship with nicotinic acid (NA). The tritiated compound (100 mg) is rapidly absorbed, peak plasma radioactivity being reached after 2 hr, with an almost total elimination unchanged in urine. A comparison of th antilipolytic activity of three(More)
– Identification and authentication procedures are really important aspects when talking about payments. Nowadays, credit and debit cards are the target for thieves since they can be easily cloned. One of the main fraud sources is represented by the Point Of Sale, the well-known POS. The paper describes an innovative payment system studied, developed and(More)
The antilipolytic drug acipimox (5-methylpyrazine-2-carboxylic acid 4-oxide) was given to male rats for 1 week at 500, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg/day and for 2, 6 and 7 months at 20, 100 and 500 mg/kg/day. The peroxisome proliferative effect was evaluated determining the activity of catalase and carnitine acetyltransferase, the rate of cyanide-insensitive(More)
A series of 3-(1-imidazolyl)chroman-4-ones and 2-(1-imidazolyl)-1-tetralones II, some of their alcohols, and some related compounds were synthesized and tested for hypolipidemic activity. Compounds II, bearing appropriate lipophilic substituents on the phenyl ring, strongly reduced total serum cholesterol while raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(More)
The 5-amino analogues of mevalonic acid and mevalonolactone, 5-amino-3-hydroxy-3-methylpentanoic acid (VII a) and 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-piperidone (III a), and some related compounds were synthesized as possible inhibitors of cholesterol biosynthesis. None of them was found effective on the synthesis of cholesterol in rat liver slices and on HMG-CoA(More)
BACKGROUND Proteinuria (P) is a early sign of inflammation and renal damage. It has an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of renal disease in transplanted patients. The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between random urinary proteinuria/creatininuria index (P/CI) and 24-hour total protein excretion among stable renal(More)