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| Networked control systems (NCSs) are spatially distributed systems for which the communication between sensors, actuators, and controllers is supported by a shared communication network. We review several recent results on estimation, analysis, and controller synthesis for NCSs. The results surveyed address channel limitations in terms of packet-rates,(More)
This paper addresses the control of spatially distributed processes over a network that imposes bandwidth constraints and communication delays. Optimal communication policies are derived for an estimator-based Networked Control System architecture to reduce the communication load. These policies arise as solutions of an average cost optimization problem,(More)
It is still not clear which group of ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms plays the most important roles in nitrification in soils. Change in abundances and community compositions of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) under long-term different nitrogen (N) fertilization rates were investigated in an acidic luvisols soil using(More)
An LTI estimation framework is proposed for networked control systems (NCS), in which local Kalman filter estimates are sent to the remote estimator. Both controlled and uncontrolled data communications are considered. For uncontrolled communication, minimum rate requirements are given for stochastic moment stability, which depend only on the least stable(More)
AIM To test the role of the Beclin 1-dependent autophagy pathway in brain damage during cerebral ischemia. METHODS Focal cerebral ischemia was established in rats using a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model. A lentiviral vector-associated RNA interference (RNAi) system was stereotaxically injected into the ipsilateral lateral ventricle to reduce(More)
Candidiasis can be associated with the formation of biofilms on bioprosthetic surfaces. The intrinsic resistance of Candida albicans biofilms to the most commonly used antifungal agents has been demonstrated. Here we examined the effect of baicalein (BE) on C. albicans biofilm formation. Confocal laser scanning microscopy showed that C. albicans biofilm was(More)
To study the cytotoxicity induced by haematoporphyrin monomethyl ether (HMME)-mediated sonodynamic therapy (SDT) on C6 glioma cells. The potent photosensitizer HMME was used as the sensitizer. Rat C6 glioma cells were incubated with HMME (10 μg/mL) in the dark for 2 h and then subjected to ultrasound treatment at 1.0 MHz and 0.5 W/cm2 for 2 min. The growth(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a malignant disease insensitive to conventional treatments such as radiochemotherapy and immunotherapy. Search for new approaches to induce cancer cell apoptosis will improve the management of RCC. Here, we reported that zerumbone, a monosesquiterpine, shows anticancer effects on human RCC cells via induction of apoptosis in(More)
Because of the widespread use of antibiotics in animal breeding, the agricultural application of animal manure can lead to the introduction of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes to the soil and surrounding environment, which may pose a threat to public health. In this study, we investigated the status of(More)