Qingfeng Liu

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Task scheduling algorithm, which is an NP-completeness problem, plays a key role in cloud computing systems. In this paper, we propose an optimized algorithm based on genetic algorithm to schedule independent and divisible tasks adapting to different computation and memory requirements. We prompt the algorithm in heterogeneous systems, where resources(More)
Cloud computing has been the most prevalent technology in the past few years and many prominent enterprises have prompted their cloud systems, preparing for the coming age of cloud computing. We can predict that the mobile area will take on a boom with the advent of this new concept. While due to the inherent characteristics of mobile environment,(More)
We studied the clinicopathological significance for Calreticulin (CRT) expression in pancreatic cancer (PC), and its functional relationship with other signaling genes (especially with p53) in regulating the biological behavior of PC cells. IHC, IF, IB, and real-time PCR were used to detect CRT expression in PC, while transfection and drug intervention were(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) delivery to the brain of animals appears to be an emerging potential therapeutic approach to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). The intranasal route of administration could provide an alternative to intracerebroventricular infusion. A nasal spray of bFGF had been developed previously and the(More)
A dual targeting delivery system was developed to completely conquer the two barriers that glioma treatment faces: the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the brain-glioma barrier. Recently, a system comprising AS1411 aptamer (for glioma targeting) and TGN peptide (for BBB targeting) modified nanoparticles (AsTNPs) was developed, which can effectively target(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) based in situ forming implants (ISFI) for controlled release of thymosin alpha 1 (Talpha1). The ISFI was prepared by dissolving PLGA in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) or mixtures of NMP and triacetin. Talpha1 microparticles, prepared by spray-freeze drying method with chitosan or(More)
Resent studies have identified Pygopus as a core component of the β-catenin/T-cell factor (TCF)/lymphoid-enhancing factor 1 (LEF) transcriptional activation complex required for the expression of canonical Wg/Wnt target genes in Drosophila. However, the biochemical involvement of mammalian Pygopus proteins in β-catenin/TCF/LEF gene activation remains(More)
Biodegradable polymer-based nanoparticles have been widely studied to deliver therapeutic agents to the brain after intranasal administration. However, knowledge as to the side effects of nanoparticle delivery system to the brain is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vivo toxicity and immunogenicity of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)(More)
We report a simple approach for the direct and nondestructive assembly of multi-sheeted single-walled carbon nanotube book-like macrostructures (buckybooks) with good control of the nanotube diameter, the sheet packing density, and the book thickness during the floating catalytic growth process. The promise of such buckybooks is highlighted by demonstrating(More)
To investigate the possible pathways for transport of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated PEG-PLA nanoparticles (WGA-NP) into the brain after nasal administration. The nose-to-brain pathways were investigated using WGA-NP containing 6-coumarin (as a fluorescent marker) and 125I-labeled WGA-NP. Ex vivo imaging analysis was also employed to visualize the(More)