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Edgebreaker and valence-driven approaches use split operations to separate the 3D model into two components. These algorithms raise some bottlenecks for spending increased overheads to record the displacement, or an extra operator is needed for identifying the branch. This study applies an edge-based compression strategy, and proposes using the J operator(More)
The possibility that opioid peptides and noradrenaline co-exist not only in the desheathed bundle of bovine splenic nerve which contains approximately 98% sympathetic C-fibers, but also in the population of large dense-cored noradrenergic vesicles from these fibers, has been investigated. The primary fraction of large dense-cored vesicles which can be(More)
The prevalence of asthma continues to increase in westernized countries, and optimal treatment remains a significant therapeutic challenge. Recently, CD1d-restricted invariant NKT (iNKT) cells were found to play a critical role in the induction of airway hyperreactivity (AHR) in animal models and are associated with asthma in humans. To test whether iNKT(More)
Baicalein is known as a 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) inhibitor. The 12-LOX is found to be involved in the progression of human cancers and the inhibitor of 12-LOX offers a target for the prevention cancer. We demonstrated the inhibitory effect of baicalein on the gene and protein expression of 12-LOX in H460 human lung nonsmall carcinoma cell line. Treatment of(More)
Two novel resveratrol aneuploids, hopeachinols A (1) and B (2), as well as a potent immunosuppressive polyphenol diptoindonesin G (3) were characterized from the ethanol extract of Hopea chinensis stem barks. The structure of the polyphenols was accommodated by comprehensive spectroscopic analysis with the absolute stereochemistry determined by the CD(More)
SUMMARY This study proposes an edge-based single-resolution compression scheme for triangular mesh connectivity. The proposed method improves upon EdgeBreaker. Nearly all of these algorithms are either multiple traversals or operate in reverse order. Operating in reverse order should work only off-line in the EdgeBreaker decompression process. Many(More)
Ursolic acid is a triterpenoid reported to inhibit the invasion of cancer cells. In this study, there was a significant increase in the gene expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, -2 -3, -9 and -10 in H460 cells after treatment with 10 microM ursolic acid for 24 h. Under these experimental conditions, it was found that ursolic acid induced H460(More)