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BACKGROUND The exact mechanism of the protective role of Resveratrol (Res) in lipid metabolism and oxidative stress is not well elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the potential benefits and possible mechanisms of Res on the amelioration of oxidative stress and hepatic steatosis in a KKAy mouse model. METHODS A total of 30 KKAy male mice(More)
The host-seeking behavior of mosquitoes is very interesting. In this paper, we propose a novel mosquito host-seeking algorithm (MHSA) as a new branch of biology-inspired algorithms for solving TSP problems. The MHSA is inspired by the host-seeking behavior of mosquitoes. We present the mathematical model, the algorithm, the motivation , and the biological(More)
The partially separable function (PSF) model can significantly improve MRI spatial and temporal resolutions. However, the pre-data acquisition of PSF is very time-consuming in practical. To overcome this limitation, in this paper we proposed using keyhole for fast pre-data acquisition of PSF. The simulation results showed that the pre-data acquired by(More)
Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is an active process characterized by osteoblastic differentiation of the aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs). Taurine is a free β-amino acid and plays important physiological roles including protective effect of cardiovascular events. To evaluate the possible role of taurine in AVC, we isolated human AVICs from patients(More)
This paper presents a new spring net approach for distributed problem solving in MAS. Distributed artificial intelligence consists of distributed problem solving and multi-agent systems. We extend such specialized DPS and MASs to a general MAS, such that an agent may make a trade-off between selfishness and unselfishness, thus adjusting its own personality(More)
Acceleration coefficients controlled the impact of the particle's own experiences and the other particles' experiences on the trajectory of each particle. The setting of acceleration played a key role in the performance of particle swarm optimization. To efficiently control the local search and convergence to the global optimum solution, a good(More)
BACKGROUND Serum biochemical liver tests (LTs) (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and gamma glutamyltransferase) and platelet counts are often used to screen for chronic liver disease. We determined the prevalence and etiologies of abnormal LTs in an adult population in Jilin, China. METHODS A total of 3791 individuals between the ages(More)