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Traditionally, process planning and scheduling for parts were carried out in a sequential way, where scheduling was done after process plans had been generated. Considering the fact that the two functions are usually complementary, it is necessary to integrate them more tightly so that performance of a manufacturing system can be improved greatly. In this(More)
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Process planning and scheduling are two of the most important functions in the manufacturing system. Traditionally, process planning and scheduling were regarded as separate tasks performed sequentially, where scheduling was implemented after process plans had been generated. However, their functions are usually complementary. If the two systems can be(More)
Traditionally, process planning and scheduling for parts were carried out in a sequential way, where scheduling was done after process plans had been generated. Considering the fact that the two functions are usually complementary, it is necessary to integrate them more tightly so that performance of a manufacturing system can be improved greatly. In this(More)
The intronic microRNA let-7g controls cell differentiation and proliferation during angiogenesis and oncogenesis. Here, we demonstrate that let-7g regulates granulosa cell (GC) apoptosis and follicular atresia in the pig ovary. Bioinformatics analyses and luciferase reporter assays showed that transforming growth factor-β type 1 receptor (TGFBR1) is a(More)
The hyaluronan synthase 2 (HAS2)-hyaluronic acid (HA)-CD44-Caspase-3 pathway is involved in ovarian granulosa cell (GC) functions in mammals. HAS2 is a key enzyme required for HA synthesis and is the key factor in this pathway. However, the regulation of HAS2 and the HAS2-mediated pathway by microRNAs in GCs is poorly understood. Here, we report that(More)
Systemic blood pressure and cardiac function have long been known to be under the control of central autonomic and hormonal pathways that, in part, use cholinergic neural systems. Recently choline, a precursor and product of acetylcholine metabolism, has been shown to serve as a selective endogenous agonist for the alpha7 subtype of the nicotinic(More)
Brain deposition of beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta1-42)-containing senile plaques is a consistent finding in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the link between Abeta1-42 and neuronal degeneration remains unclear. It has been reported that Abeta peptides bind with selectivity to alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (alpha7nAChRs) and that the two proteins(More)