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A design methodology for a concurrent dual-band Doherty power amplifier (PA) with frequency-dependent backoff power ranges is presented in this paper. Based on a dual-band T-shaped network and a coupled line network, different dual-band components needed in Doherty PA topology, including a 3-dB branch-line coupler, an offset line, and a quarter-wavelength(More)
The behavior of power amplifiers (PAs) driven by concurrent dual-band signals is analyzed theoretically in this paper. According to the analysis, the impedance matching at intermodulation (IM) frequency is very important for PAs working in concurrent mode. Based on the concept of IM impedance tuning, a family of new operation modes can be introduced,(More)
This study aim is to propose operational conditions for the dilute acid pretreatment of rice straw and to explore the effect of the structural properties of the solid residues on the enzymatic hydrolysis. A maximal sugar yield of 83% was achieved when the rice straw was pretreated with 1% (w/w) sulfuric acid with a reaction time of 1-5 min at 160 degrees C(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate whether estrogen deprivation might lead to mitochondrial alteration of hippocampal neurons of ovariectomized (OVX) rats, and to evaluate the protective effect of estrogen and phytoestrogen on the mitochondrial alteration. First, OVX rats were used to mimic the pathologic changes of neurodegeneration of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy of 320-detector row nonsubtracted and subtracted volumetric computed tomographic (CT) angiography for detection of cerebral aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS After institutional review board approval and informed written consent were obtained, 282 consecutive patients suspected of having cerebral aneurysms underwent CT(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of transcranial direct current stimulation for fibro-myalgia. METHODS Databases, conference records and registered trials were searched for articles published from the date of establishment of the database through to October 2015. Six randomized controlled trials (n=192) of transcranial direct current(More)
This communication describes the facile synthesis of five novel berberine dimers and their strong affinities toward double-stranded DNA. These berberine dimers were synthesized in 37-84% yields from the reaction of berberrubine with dihaloalkanes of varying lengths, and fully characterized by HRMS and 1H NMR. Compared with the monomeric parent berberine,(More)
The noncovalent complexes of four cytotoxic protoberberine alkaloids that is, berberine, palmatine, jatrorrhizine, and coptisine with double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides d(AAGAATTCTT)(2) were investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. These four active components from Chinese herbal medicines showed both 1:1 and 1:2 binding(More)
OBJECTIVE Many cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage are the result of rupture of small cerebral aneurysms. The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 16-row multislice computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in detecting small cerebral aneurysms (<or=5 mm) compared with digital subtraction angiography (DSA), surgical findings, or both. (More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to prospectively compare the effectiveness of 16-slice computed tomography (CT) angiography with that of conventional digital subtraction (DS) angiography and the surgical findings used to detect and characterize intracranial aneurysms. METHODS Two hundred forty-four consecutive patients underwent both CT angiography and(More)