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Stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1alpha, a member of the chemokine CXC subfamily, plays an important role in regulation of a variety of cellular functions of endothelial progenitor cells such as cell migration, proliferation, survival and angiogenesis. However, there is relatively little information linking the cellular functions and individual signaling(More)
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) calculates images of the body from body impedance measurements. While the spatial resolution of these images is relatively low, the temporal resolution of EIT data can be high. Most EIT reconstruction algorithms solve each data frame independently, although Kalman filter algorithms track the image changes across frames.(More)
This paper describes an in vivo measurement technique to calculate dielectric properties of blood excluding the contributions from surrounding tissues, based on analysis of the pulsatile component bioimpedance spectroscopy data. A tetrapolar electrode system applied on the fingers is simulated by a pspice equivalent circuit, and current is injected with(More)
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) calculates the internal conductivity distribution within a body from current simulation and voltage measurements on the body surface. Two main technical difficulties of EIT are its low spatial resolution and sensitivity to measurement errors. Image reconstruction using l(1) norms allows addressing both difficulties, in(More)
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) are rare conditions that defined as melanocytic lesion recognized at birth, which will reach a diameter larger than 20 cm, and they occur in about 1 per 500,000 newborns. Despite its rarity, they may associate with severe abnormalities like spina bifida occulta, meningocele, club foot and hypertrophy or atrophy of(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that stromal cell-derived factor-1alpha (SDF-1alpha)/CXCR4 interaction regulates multiple cell signal pathways and a variety of cellular functions such as cell migration, proliferation, survival and angiogenesis. In present study, we aimed to determine the effect of SDF-1alpha on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) apoptosis(More)
This paper proposes 4-D EIT image reconstruction for functional EIT measurements. The approach directly accounts for 3-D interslice spatial correlations and temporal correlations between images in successive data frames. Image reconstruction is posed in terms of an augmented image x̃ and measurement vector ỹ, which concatenate the values from the d previous(More)
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) reconstructs internal impedance images of the body from electrical measurements on body surface. The temporal resolution of EIT data can be very high, although the spatial resolution of the images is relatively low. Most EIT reconstruction algorithms calculate images from data frames independently, although data are(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a new technique to image the electromagnetic properties of an object by mutual induction data of pairs of excitation and sensing coils. MIT has potential in visualization of metal flow for continuous casting mainly because of its potential to deliver images with high temporal resolution. A dynamic magnetic induction(More)
AIM The recruitment of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) to ischemia has recently been suggested as an important mechanism of tissue repair. Although tissue ischemia can facilitate EPC mobilization, recruitment, and retention at the hypoxic site, the effects of hypoxia on EPC survival are not well known. In the present study, we examined whether hypoxia(More)