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Microbial cellulases have shown their potential application in various industries including pulp and paper, textile, laundry, biofuel production, food and feed industry, brewing, and agriculture. Due to the complexity of enzyme system and immense industrial potential, cellulases have been a potential candidate for research by both the academic and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carnosine is a naturally occurring dipeptide with multiple neuroprotective properties. In addition, it is well tolerated in high doses with minimal side effects. The purposes of this study were to determine whether carnosine is neuroprotective in permanent focal cerebral ischemia and to determine potential mechanisms of(More)
We propose a framework for compressive sensing of images with local geometric features. Specifically, let x &#8712; R<sup>N</sup> be an N-pixel image, where each pixel p has value x<sub>p</sub>. The image is acquired by computing the <i>measurement vector</i> Ax, where A is an m x N measurement matrix for some m l N. The goal is then to design the matrix(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether periadolescent children demonstrate the significant racial/ethnic differences in body fatness relative to BMI and in the prevalence and relationship of body composition to risk factors for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) as in adults. DESIGN AND METHODS Family history of obesity and T2DM, anthropometry, insulin sensitivity and(More)
BACKGROUND Enzymatic hydrolysis, the rate limiting step in the process development for biofuel, is always hampered by its low sugar concentration. High solid enzymatic saccharification could solve this problem but has several other drawbacks such as low rate of reaction. In the present study we have attempted to enhance the concentration of sugars in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intra-arterial reperfusion therapies are expanding frontiers in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) management but there is considerable variability in clinical practice. The use of general anesthesia (GA) is one example. We aimed to better understand sedation practices in AIS. METHODS An online survey was distributed to the 68 active(More)