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The anti-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-10 (IL-10) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) were shown to reduce hyperalgesia in some models such as rats exposed to UV rays. In addition, IL-10 was also shown to reduce hyperalgesia in high dose of Leishmania major-induced inflammation in BALB/c mice accompanied by a significant decrease in the levels of interleukin-1β(More)
Infection with high dose Leishmania major induces a sustained hyperalgesia in BALB/c mice while low dose induces a short lived hyperalgesia both accompanied with the upregulation of IL-1β and IL-6. Although IL-13 was shown to reduce the high dose L. major hyperalgesia during the treatment period, this effect was accompanied by a significant decrease in the(More)
We propose a new radio resource management algorithm which aims at minimizing the base station supply power consumption for multiuser MIMO-OFDM. Given a base station power model, that establishes a relation between the RF transmit power and the supply power consumption, the algorithm optimizes the trade-off between three basic power-saving mechanisms:(More)
It is becoming increasingly evident that certain phytochemicals possess cancer chemopreventive properties. In this study, the anti-proliferative activity of plant extracts from olive (Olea europaea L.) leaves was tested on human leukemic cell line (Jurkat). Cytotoxicity of various concentrations of plant extracts was examined and the IC(50) was determined.(More)
Scientists are constantly searching for phytochemicals and compounds with anti-cancer and antioxidant activity. In this study, the anti-proliferative activity of plant extracts from Origanum majorana (marjoram) was tested on human lymphoblastic leukemia cell line Jurkat. Cytotoxicity was examined using non-radioactive cytotoxicity assay and the IC(50) was(More)
A novel interference alignment (IA) algorithm is presented. Interference alignment solutions can be obtained in closed-form for special cases only. In general, iterative algorithms need to be used. Most of these algorithms are based on a joint design of precoders at the transmitter side and receive filters at the receiver side, while the proposed method(More)
The significant role played by mycobacteria in modulating immune responses through enhancing the crosstalk between innate and adaptive immunity has been highlighted in several studies. Owing to their unique antigenic profile, heat killed (HK) preparations of rapid-growing mycobacteria, currently undergoing clinical development, have been assessed as(More)
BACKGROUND Gap-junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) is implicated in physicological processes and it is vitally important for granulosa cell (GC) differentiation and oocyte growth. We investigated the expression of connexin 43 (Cx43), a gap junctional protein, in normal and androstenedione-induced polycystic ovary (PCO), the effects of(More)
A new iterative method based on cooperative precoding for the two-user multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channel (IC) is proposed. In contrast to existing methods, precoders are designed in order to maximize a lower bound of the sum rate. Useful and interference powers are exchanged between the transmitters at each iteration. Numerical(More)