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Research over the past decades has demonstrated that adult brain produces neural progenitor cells which proliferate and differentiate to newborn neurons that integrate into the existing circuit. However, detailed differentiation processes and underlying mechanisms of newly generated neurons are largely unknown due to the limitation of available methods for(More)
In this paper, a four-rotor UAV is built as the control object. The paper comes up with a mixed agricultural plant protection UAV designation with high precision positioning system based on accelerometer and laser range finder in order to solve the problem of poor stability, limited positioning precision and being unable to provide high accurate and stable(More)
Proteinases like thrombin, trypsin and tissue kallikreins are now known to regulate cell signaling by cleaving and activating a novel family of G-protein-coupled proteinase-activated receptors (PARs 1 to 4) via exposure of a ‘tethered’ receptor-triggering ligand. On their own, short synthetic peptides based on the ‘tethered ligand’ sequences of the PARs(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of small interfering RNA-mediated receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIP1) knockdown on the sensitivity of human oral squamous carcinoma cells to to oxaliplatin (L-OHP)-induced apoptosis and explore a new target for clinical treatment of oral squamous carcinoma. METHODS The viability of human oral squamous carcinoma(More)
Vascular contractility and endothelium-dependent vasodilatation were studied in mesenteric, aorta and coronary vasculature from male and female LDL receptor deficient (LDLR(-/-)) and wild type C57BL/6 mice fed either a high-fat Western Diet (WD) or regular animal chow (RD). Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation was also studied in small mesenteric arteries(More)
TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) appears to be a promising anticancer agent as it specifically kills a wide variety of cancer cells. However, resistance of subpopulations of cancer cells to TRAIL-induced cell death remains a major obstacle for successful treatment of cancer using TRAIL-based therapy. In this report we show that the hexokinase(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), a severe viral disease known to have occurred in over 30 countries and distinct regions, is caused by the tick-borne CCHF virus (CCHFV). Nucleocapsid protein (NP), which is encoded by the S gene, is the primary antigen detectable in infected cells. The goal of the present study was to map the minimal motifs of B-cell(More)
Waterproof and breathable macroporous membranes that are both completely resistant to liquid water penetration and easily allowable to vapor transmission would have significant implication for numerous applications; however, fabrication of such materials has proven to be tremendously challenging. Herein, we reported novel electrospun composite fibrous(More)
Sleep is governed by homeostasis and the circadian clock. Clock genes play an important role in the generation and maintenance of circadian rhythms but are also involved in regulating sleep homeostasis. The lateral habenular nucleus (LHb) has been implicated in sleep-wake regulation, since LHb gene expression demonstrates circadian oscillation(More)
This study presents investigations on new approaches to novel biodegradable amphiphilic poly(L-lactide)-b-dendritic poly(L-lysine)s bearing well-defined structures. First, two new Boc-protected poly(L-lysine) dendron initiators G(2)OH 4 (generation = 2) and G(3)OH 6 (generation = 3) with hydroxyl end functional groups were efficiently derived from(More)