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We propose a novel approach of traffic grooming in Spectrum-Elastic Optical Path Networks. Higher spectrum efficiency is achieved by our approach comparing with non-traffic-grooming scenario. 1. Introduction As the traffic load of the optical networks grows rapidly annually, how to properly utilize the bandwidth of optical networks becomes one major(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of lutein and zeaxanthin on visual function in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of AMD patients. METHODS Relevant studies were identified by searches on PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library database up to April 2014. Three investigators independently determined the eligibility of RCTs, which compared(More)
T(H)17 cells are recognized as a unique subset of T helper cells that have critical roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity and tissue inflammation. Although RORγt is necessary for the generation of T(H)17 cells, the molecular mechanisms underlying the functional diversity of T(H)17 cells are not fully understood. Here we show that a member of interferon(More)
Four new p-aminoacetophenonic acids, named (2E)-11-(4'-aminophenyl)-5,9-dihydroxy-4,6,8-trimethyl-11-oxo-undec-2-enoic acid (1), 9-(4'-aminophenyl)-3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,6-trimethyl-9-oxo-nonoic acid(2), (2E)-11-(4'-aminophenyl)-5,9-O-cyclo-4,6,8-trimethyl-11-oxo-undec-2-enoic acid (3) and 9-(4'-aminophenyl)-3,7-O-cyclo-2,4,6-trimethyl-9-oxo-nonoic acid(4),(More)
In this study, the effects of Peucedanum praeruptorum DUNN methanolic extract (PPME) and its major constituents on SGC7901 human gastric cancer cells were evaluated. Two pyranocoumarins, namely, (±) praeruptorin A (PA) and (±) praeruptorin B (PB), were isolated from PPME. A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed to determine the(More)
A chemical examination of the Chinese sponge Acanthella cavernosa resulted in the isolation of three new A-ring contracted steroids, the ethyl esters of 2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-A-norcholest-5-en-2-oic acid (1), 24S-ethyl-2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-A-norcholest-5-en-2-oic acid (2), and 2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-24R-methyl-A-norcholest-5,22(E)-dien-2-oic acid(More)
The leaves of Apocynum venetum L. (AV), a native Chinese plant, have been used as folk medicine in China and Japan. This study evaluated the content of the active antioxidant component and antioxidant activities of AV, and its two alternative species, Poacynum pictum (Schrenk) Baill. (PP) and Poacynum hendersonii (Hook.f.) Woodson (PH). The total phenolic(More)