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The glucose-inhibited neurons present in the lateral hypothalamic area are regarded as glucose detectors. This structure is involved in the regulation of food intake through extracellular blood glucose concentrations, and plays a crucial role in obesity onset. In the present study, obesity models established with high fat feeding were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Compared with the zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES), the everolimus-eluting stent (EES) has reduced the risk of stent restenosis and thrombosis as found in a number of randomized-controlled trials (RCTs). However, the benefits have been variable. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluate the long-term effect of EES and ZES on the risk of stent thrombosis(More)
Background. Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of frequency-specific EAS. However, evaluation of intensity-response effects is challenging and has yet to be addressed. Aims. Using cisapride to promote gastric emptying, we measured the intensity-response relationship of EA at ST25 on gastric motility. Methods. We determined the effects of EA at(More)
BACKGROUND Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a common plasticizer used in industrial and diverse consumer products. Animal studies indicate DEHP caused developmental, reproductive, and hepatic toxicities. However, human studies of the potential effects of DEHP are limited. METHODS The exposed site with a history of over 20 years of waste plastic(More)
Through theoretical analysis and introduction of some empirical parameters, the relationship between post-braking-distance and throw distance was studied concentratedly. Here, the post-braking-distance is the distance a vehicle will travel from the impact position to when it comes to a complete stop. Two useful formulas which are meaningful in(More)
A rapid and highly sensitive bicinchoninic acid (BCA) reagent-based protein quantitation tool was developed using competitive resonance Raman (RR) and surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) methods. A chelation reaction between BCA and Cu(+), which is reduced by protein in an alkaline environment, is exploited to create a BCA-Cu(+) complex that(More)
Social network is becoming an increasingly popular media for information sharing. More and more people are interacting with others via major social network sites such as Twitter and Flickr. An important aspect of a social network is its capability in efficiently spreading content, not only within a small circle but also in the whole network. However, most(More)
A specific and sensitive liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometric method was developed for the quantification of imatinib and its primary metabolite N-desmethyl imatinib in human plasma. Protein precipitation with methanol was used for sample preparation. High-performance liquid chromatographic separation was performed on a(More)
When evaluating the accessibility of a website, we usually resort to sampling methods to reduce the cost of evaluation. In this kind of approaches, a small subset of pages in a website are chosen for evaluating the accessibility value of the whole website. Good sampling quality means the selected subset can represent well the accessibility level of the(More)