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Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infects the central nervous system and causes death and long-term neurological sequelae in hundreds of thousands of young children, but its pathogenesis remains elusive. Immunopathological mechanisms have been suspected to contribute to the pathogenesis of neurological symptoms, so anti-inflammatory agents have been used to treat(More)
Recent evidence shows that the NMDAR postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95), growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43), and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) protein enhance neuroplasticity at the subacute stage of stroke. Here, we evaluated whether melatonin would modulate the PSD-95, GAP-43, and MMP-9 proteins in cultured neurons exposed to glutamate(More)
Skin irritation and contact allergies are skin disorders common to hairdressers. The predominant oxidative hair dye components, such as p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and aminophenol isomers, can cause contact dermatitis. Use of protective gloves can prevent dermal contact with skin irritants. This study investigates the permeation behaviors of p-aminophenol(More)
This paper proposes a novel algorithm and architecture for the adaptive feedback cancellation (AFC) based on the pitch and the formant information for hearing aid (HA) applications. The proposed method, named as Pitch based Formant Estimation (PFE-AFC), has significantly low complexity compared to Prediction Error Method AFC (PEM-AFC). The proposed PFE-AFC(More)
Forecasting currency exchange rates is an important issue in finance. This topic has received much attention, particularly in econometrics and financial selection of variables that influence forecasts. In this paper, a new forecasting model is constructed: we adopt a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to provide the optimal variables weight and we select the optimal(More)
OBJECTIVES Flow cytometry was applied to predict the biological parameters of tumor behavior based on the DNA content distribution of tumors. We used flow cytometry to determine the number of cell cycles for the characterization of intracranial gliomas and its possible prognostic role. METHODS Flow cytometric analysis of the DNA content was performed for(More)