Sang N. Le

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Cilostazol, a potent phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor and anti-thrombotic agent, was recently shown to inhibit adenosine uptake into cardiac myocytes and vascular cells. In the present studies, cilostazol inhibited [ H]-adenosine uptake in both platelets and erythrocytes with a median inhibitory concentration (IC ) of 7 micro M. Next collagen-induced platelet(More)
It has been previously shown that cilostazol (Pletal), a drug for relief of symptoms of intermittent claudication, potently inhibits cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase type 3 (PDE3) and moderately inhibits adenosine uptake. It elevates extracellular adenosine concentration, by inhibiting adenosine uptake, and combines with PDE3 inhibition to augment(More)
Recent progress in the understanding of thrombus formation has suggested an important role for glycoprotein (GP) VI in this process. To clarify the exact role in detail, it is necessary to use specific, high affinity inhibitory antibodies. However, possibly due to the conserved structure of GPVI among species, it has been difficult to obtain potent(More)
Platelet glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is now considered to be a major player in platelet-collagen adhesive interactions leading to thrombus formation. GPVI blockade, or its depletion, has been shown in mice to result in complete protection against arterial thrombosis, without significant prolongation of bleeding time. GPVI may therefore represent a useful(More)
It has been reported that platelets from some healthy donors did not respond to epinephrine (Epi). To identify the cause for the lack of response, we examined the alpha(2) adrenoceptor in the platelets and their signal transduction pathways. No differences in the genomic (-2076 to 1526 bp) and coding region of alpha(2A) adrenoceptor complementary DNA (cDNA)(More)
A paper sliceform or lattice-style pop-up is a form of papercraft that uses two sets of parallel paper patches slotted together to make a foldable structure. The structure can be folded flat, as well as fully opened (popped-up) to make the two sets of patches orthogonal to each other. Automatic design of paper sliceforms is still not supported by existing(More)
Despite leaps in motion capture technology, the dichotomy between unencumbered vision-based motion recovery and the prevailing marker-assisted motion capture solution remains largely pertinent. This paper bridges the gap by introducing an attachment-free, full-body motion capture technique that employs multiple high-speed cameras and a customized bodysuit.(More)
Origamic architecture (OA) is a form of papercraft that involves cutting and folding a single sheet of paper to produce a 3D pop-up, and is commonly used to depict architectural structures. Because of the strict geometric and physical constraints, OA design requires considerable skill and effort. In this paper, we present a method to automatically generate(More)
Paper pop-ups are fascinating three-dimensional books that impart stories and information more vividly to their readers. The design and construction of these pop-up books, however, are generally done by hand, and given the lack of expertise in this area, have necessitated the need for automated or computer-assisted design of paper pop-ups. This paper(More)