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In this paper, we propose a MAC layer multicast protocol for 802.11n WLAN for the first time. In IEEE 802.11n, new feature at MAC layer, such as frame aggregation and more flexible link adaptation are defined to increase the effective throughput. Recently, several multicast protocols at MAC layer have been proposed for WLAN. However, these protocols don't(More)
OBJECTIVE Major depressive disorder is a heterogeneous illness with a mostly uncharacterized pathology. Recent gene array attempts to identify the molecular underpinnings of the illness in human postmortem subjects have not yielded a consensus. The authors hypothesized that controlling several sources of clinical and technical variability and supporting(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with Stage I/II non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-three patients with inoperable Stage I/II non-small-cell lung cancer underwent treatment prospectively using the stereotactic gamma-ray whole-body therapeutic system (body(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac progenitors (CPC) mediate cardioprotection via paracrine effects. To date, most of studies focused on secreted paracrine proteins. Here we investigated the CPC-derived-exosomes on protecting myocardium from acute ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury. METHODS AND RESULTS CPC were isolated from mouse heart using two-step protocol. Exosomes(More)
It is now recognized that cross-talk between adipocytes and adipose tissue stromal cells such as macrophages contributes to local and systemic inflammation. One factor from adipocytes that may participate in this interaction and that is frequently elevated in inflammatory conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes is free fatty(More)
Gene expression profiling holds great promise for identifying molecular pathologies of central nervous system disorders. However, the analysis of brain tissue poses unique analytical challenges, as typical microarray signals represent averaged transcript levels across neuronal and glial cell populations. Here we have generated ratios of gene transcript(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can have unlimited proliferation potential and the capability to differentiate into almost all types of tissues. The use of ESCs as a novel source of hepatocytes has therefore recently received much attention. To date, however, the efficient and mass differentiation of ESCs into hepatocytes in vitro has been proven to be(More)