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OBJECTIVE Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) has been reported to be a gasotransmitter which regulates cardiovascular homeostasis. The present study aims to examine the hypothesis that hydrogen sulfide is able to promote angiogenesis. METHODS Angiogenesis was assessed using in vitro parameters (i.e. endothelial cell proliferation, adhesion, transwell migration(More)
  • Y. Zhu, Y. Tan
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and…
  • 2011
Inspired from the biological immune system, we propose a local concentration (LC)-based feature extraction approach for anti-spam. The LC approach is considered to be able to effectively extract position-correlated information from messages by transforming each area of a message to a corresponding LC feature. Two implementation strategies of the LC approach(More)
Automatic segmentation of cerebral cortex in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a challenging problem in understanding brain anatomy and functions. The difficulty is mainly due to variable brain structures, various MRI artifacts and restrictive body scanning methods. This paper describes a hybrid model-based method for obtaining an accurate and(More)
Inhibition of oxidative stress has been reported to be involved in the cardioprotective effects of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). However, the mechanism whereby H(2)S regulates the level of cardiac reactive oxygen species (ROS) during I/R remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the effects of H(2)S on pathways that generate(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is a gasotransmitter that regulates cardiovascular functions. The present study aimed to examine the hypothesis that chronic treatment with sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS, an H(2)S donor) is able to prevent left-ventricular remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Four-week-old SHR were treated with NaHS (10, 30, and 90(More)
Details are presented of a low cost augmented-reality system for the simulation of ultrasound guided needle insertion procedures (tissue biopsy, abscess drainage, nephrostomy etc.) for interventional radiology education and training. The system comprises physical elements; a mannequin, a mock ultrasound probe and a needle, and software elements; generating(More)
Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is one of the most highly valued medicinal plants in the world. To analyze the transcriptome of P. ginseng and discover the genes involved in ginsenoside biosynthesis, cDNAs derived from the total RNA of 11-year-old, wood-grown P. ginseng roots were analyzed by 454 sequencing. A total of 217,529 high quality reads (expressed(More)
In this paper, we identify the Young’s modulus and residual stress state of a free-standing thin aluminum membrane, used in MEMS radio-frequency (rf) switches. We have developed a new methodology that combines a membrane deflection experiment (MDE) and three-dimensional numerical simulations. Wafer-level MDE tests were conducted with a commercially(More)
AIMS Hydrogen sulphide (H(2)S) is an endogenously generated gaseous transmitter that has recently been suggested to regulate cardiovascular functions. To date, there is no direct evidence for a potential role of H(2)S in regulating calcium channels in the heart. The present study aims to examine the hypothesis that H(2)S is a novel inhibitor of the L-type(More)
Urotensin II (U-II) is a cyclic neuropeptide that was first isolated from teleost fish some 35 years ago. Mammalian U-II is a powerful vasoconstrictor with a potency greater than that of endothelin-1.Nevertheless, unlike endothelin-1, which constricts all or nearly all vascular beds, the vasoactive effects of U-II are reported to be dependent both on the(More)