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Oxygen is critical to aerobic metabolism, but excessive oxygen (hyperoxia) causes cell injury and death. An oxygen-tolerant strain of HeLa cells, which proliferates even under 80% O2, termed "HeLa-80," was derived from wild-type HeLa cells ("HeLa-20") by selection for resistance to stepwise increases of oxygen partial pressure. Surprisingly, antioxidant(More)
Most cultured cells and intact animals die under hyperoxic conditions. However, a strain of HeLa cells that proliferates under 80% O(2), termed "HeLa-80," has been derived from wildtype HeLa cells ("HeLa-20") by selection for resistance to stepwise increases of oxygen partial pressure. The tolerance of HeLa-80 cells to hyperoxia is not associated with(More)
This kind of wall cleaning robot has two wheels that can be driven respectively, two vacuum pumps, and one negative suction disc with one mechanic-servo air-sealed ring. Some key techniques on kinematics and hydrodynamics of the robot are proposed in this paper. Aimed at the actual situations for wall cleaning works, this paper presented a sort of physical(More)
Exposure of mammals to hyperoxia causes pulmonary and ocular pathology. Hyperoxic damage and cell death may derive from enhanced intracellular formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), probably of mitochondrial origin. There is, however, controversy on this point. When wild-type and respiration-deficient (rho(o)) HeLa cells were cultured in 80% O2,(More)
The differential drive two-wheeled inverted pendulum mobile robot has advantage of high maneuverability on slopes and in narrow spaces. It can be used to carry human beings as well as other goods. This paper mainly discusses mechanical design and dynamic modeling of this type of mobile robot platform. The first prototype is 12 kg of weight with dimensions(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium sulfate has been used as an anticonvulsant in severe preeclamptic or eclamptic women prior to surgical trauma, but its effects on neuroinflammation is not well defined. In the present study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of magnesium sulfate in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced microglia and explored the underlying(More)
A robot has been developed to maintain boiler water-cooling tubes. This robot has a double tracked moving mechanism, an ash cleaning device, a slag purging device, a tubes’ thickness measurement device, a marking device, and a control system. This robot can climb up and down the tube wall. A method for the robot to complete many tasks for boiler maintenance(More)
According to the terrain features of irregular environment, a novel mobile mechanism of the transformable wheel-track robot is proposed. The robot can adapt to the irregular environment by transforming the track configuration. The robot mechanism consists of a control box, two symmetric transformable wheel-track units and a sub-arm equipped with a(More)
A low cost coaxial self-balancing robot is proposed in this paper, the two wheels of which are placed coaxially for turning with zero-radius. Low cost MEMS accelerometer and gyro are selected to measure the posture information of the robot with a novel data fusion method. This data fusion method can overcome the shortcomings of accelerometer and gyro so(More)
Chronic iron overload has slow and insidious effects on heart, liver, and other organs. Because iron-driven oxidation of most biologic materials (such as lipids and proteins) is readily repaired, this slow progression of organ damage implies some kind of biological "memory." We hypothesized that cumulative iron-catalyzed oxidant damage to mtDNA might occur(More)