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BACKGROUND Gene expression profiling refines diagnostic and prognostic assessment in oncology but has not yet been applied to myocardial diseases. We hypothesized that gene expression differentiates ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy, demonstrating that gene expression profiling by clinical parameters is feasible in cardiology. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
—The proliferation of WiFi hotspots in public places enables ubiquitous Internet access. These public WiFi hotspots usually serve scores of mobile devices and suffer from extremely poor performance in terms of low goodput and severe delay. In this paper, we first study the traffic characteristics in public WiFi networks, and demonstrate that the main causes(More)
BACKGROUND Human heart failure is a complex disease that manifests from multiple genetic and environmental factors. Although ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease present clinically with many similar decreases in ventricular function, emerging work suggests that they are distinct diseases with different responses to therapy. The ability to distinguish(More)
Stroke is a leading global cause of mortality and disability. Less than 5% of patients are able to receive tissue plasminogen activator thrombolysis within the necessary timeframe. Focusing on the process of neuronal apoptosis in the penumbra, which lasts from hours to days after ischaemia, appears to be promising. Here we report that tumour necrosis factor(More)
With an increasing number of publicly available microarray datasets, it becomes attractive to borrow information from other relevant studies to have more reliable and powerful analysis of a given dataset. We do not assume that subjects in the current study and other relevant studies are drawn from the same population as assumed by meta-analysis. In(More)
Recent years have seen the proliferation in versatile mobile devices and application services that demand different data rates and latencies. Fixed channelization configuration in today's wireless devices fall inefficient in the presence of such dynamic demands. In this regard, fine-grained spectrum management designs have been advocated by the research(More)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an essential sensor of cellular energy status. Defects in the α2 catalytic subunit of AMPK (AMPKα1) are associated with metabolic syndrome. The current study investigated the role AMPKα1 in the pathogenesis of obesity and inflammation using male AMPKα1-deficent (AMPKα1(-/-)) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates.(More)
Sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive potassium channels (K(ATP)) act as metabolic sensors that facilitate adaptation of the left ventricle to changes in energy requirements. This study examined the mechanism by which K(ATP) dysfunction impairs the left ventricular response to stress using transgenic mouse strains with cardiac-specific disruption of K(ATP) activity(More)
Aberrant cardiomyocyte microtubule growth is a feature of pressure overload induced cardiac hypertrophy believed to contribute to left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Microtubule Actin Cross-linking Factor 1 (MACF1/Acf7) is a 600 kd spectraplakin that stabilizes and guides microtubule growth along actin filaments. MACF1 is expressed in the heart, but its(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is a response of the myocardium to increased workload and is characterised by an increase of myocardial mass and an accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM). As an ECM protein, an integrin ligand, and an angiogenesis inhibitor, all of which are key players in cardiac hypertrophy, mindin is an attractive target for therapeutic(More)