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The objective is to determine if Hsp70 is involved in the mechanism by which serum from burn rats induces apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocytes in primary culture were assigned to the following groups: normal controls, normal rat serum, burn serum, burn serum plus empty vector control, and burn serum plus Hsp70 transfection. Each group, except normal(More)
Mammalian β-defensins are small cationic peptides of approximately 2-6 kDa that have been implicated in mediating innate immune defenses against microbial infection. This present study investigated the activity of mouse β-defensin 3 (MBD3) against bacterial and yeast drug-resistant strains in vitro, and whether this molecule acts in synergy with(More)
The compound nanoparticles of chitosan (CS) and cyclodextrin (CD) loading with hydrophilic and hydrophobic drug simultaneously were prepared via the cross-linking method. Methotrexate (MTX) and calcium folinate (CaF) were selected as the model drugs. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy to confirm the cross-linking reaction(More)
Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis (ASP) is a representative filamentous, non-N2-fixing cyanobacterium that has great potential to enhance the food supply and possesses several valuable physiological features. ASP tolerates high and low temperatures along with highly alkaline and salty environments, and can strongly resist oxidation and irradiation. Based on(More)
A Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) is a collection of mobile nodes that can communicate with each other using multihop wireless links without utilizing any fixed based station infrastructure and centralized management. It is very necessary for MANETs to have an efficient routing and quality of service (QoS) mechanism to support diverse applications.(More)
We establish a quantum Otto engine cycle in which the working substance contacts with squeezed reservoirs during the two quantum isochoric processes. We consider two working substances: (1) a qubit and (2) two coupled qubits. Due to the effects of squeezing, the working substance can be heated to a higher effective temperature, which leads to many(More)
We explore the quantum version of the Brayton cycle with a composite system as the working substance. The actual Brayton cycle consists of two adiabatic and two isobaric processes. Two pressures can be defined in our isobaric process; one corresponds to the external magnetic field (characterized by F(x)) exerted on the system, while the other corresponds to(More)
This study was designed to investigate the effects of allitridin on the expression of transcription factors T-bet and GATA-3 in mice infected by murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV). A BALB/c mouse model system of MCMV infection was established. Twenty mice were allocated randomly into an allitridin-treated group (n = 10) and a placebo control group (n = 10). The(More)
We study the quantum-jump-based feedback control on the entanglement shared between two qubits with one of them subject to decoherence, while the other qubit is under the control. This situation is very relevant to a quantum system consisting of nuclear and electron spins in solid states. The possibility to prolong the coherence time of the dissipative(More)
Although rare, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with midventricular obstruction is often associated with severe symptoms and complications. None of the existing HCM animal models display this particular phenotype. Our group developed a mouse line that overexpresses the ErbB2 receptor (ErbB2(tg)) in cardiomyocytes; we previously showed that the ErbB2(More)