Zhao Qi

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The endocannabinoid, anandamide, has anti-arrhythmic effects. The aim of the present study was to explore the electrophysiological effects of anandamide on rat myocardium. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Evoked action potentials (APs) were recorded using intracellular recording technique in rat cardiac papillary muscles. In addition, L-type(More)
The T-type Ca(2+) channel (TTCC) plays important roles in cellular excitability and Ca(2+) regulation. In the heart, TTCC is found in the sinoatrial nodal (SAN) and conduction cells. Cav3.1 encodes one of the three types of TTCCs. To date, there is no report regarding the regulation of Cav3.1 by β-adrenergic agonists, which is the topic of this study.(More)
1. It is well known that extracellular ATP (ATP(o)) elevates the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) by inducing Ca(2+) influx or mobilizing Ca(2+) from internal stores via activation of purinoceptors in the plasma membrane. This study shows that ATP(o) also activates the plasma membrane Ca(2+) pumps (PMCPs) to bring the elevated [Ca(2+)](i)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Synaptic deficiency is generally accepted to be involved in major depression, and accordingly classic antidepressants exert their effects through enhancing synaptic efficiency. Hypericin is one of the major active constituents of extracts of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) with antidepressive actions, but little is known(More)
  • Zhai Mingyu, Zhao Qi, Luo Junzhou, Gu Guanqun
  • 2001
Currently the research on input-queued ATM switches is one of the most active research fields. Many achievements have been made in the research on scheduling algorithms for unicast input-queued ATM switches and also applied in commerce. But the goal of the research on scheduling algorithms for multicast input-queued ATM switches only focuses on providing(More)
The masseter muscle complex is a unique feature of extant mammals and their advanced cynodont precursors, originating from the zygomatic arch and inserting onto the lateral surface of the dentary. This muscle complex is absent in sauropsids, with the exception of the neomorphic m. pseudomasseter complex that is unique to psittaciform birds (parrots and(More)
This study investigated the effects of alcoholic extract of Butea superba (BS) on cognitive deficits and depression-related behavior using olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) mice and the underlying molecular mechanisms of its actions. OBX mice were treated daily with BS (100 and 300 mg/kg, p.o.) or reference drugs, tacrine (2.5 mg/kg, i.p.) and imipramine (10(More)
Audio steganography with AES for real-time covert voice over internet protocol communications. Optimal pilots design for frequency offsets and channel estimation in OFDM modulated single frequency networks. Load diversity based optimal processing resource allocation for super base stations in centralized radio access networks. The relationship between(More)
In this paper we introduce a new reconstruction algorithm for X-ray differential phase-contrast Imaging (DPCI). Our approach is based on 1) a variational formulation with a weighted data term and 2) a variable-splitting scheme that allows for fast convergence while reducing reconstruction artifacts. In order to improve the quality of the reconstruction we(More)