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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of a 14-membered ring macrolide on airway mucus hypersecretion in rats treated with LPS. METHODS Mucus hypersecretion in rat airways was induced by intratracheal instillation of LPS. Rats treated with or without LPS were administered roxithromycin (1-10 mg/kg), josamycin (10 mg/kg) or amoxicillin (40 mg/kg),(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually complicated with mucus overproduction in airway. Recently the increased expression of the human calcium-activated chloride channel 1 (CaCC(1)) was found to play an important role in mucus overproduction in the asthmatic airways. To investigate the relationship of CaCC(1) and mucus(More)
—Based on the temporal and interview redundancy of stereoscopic video coding, a fast motion and disparity estimation algorithm is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a credible start point is designed taking use of the view-temporal correlation of neighboring motion and disparity vectors. Secondly, an improved searching strategy is proposed to reduce the(More)
Based on analysis on video retrieval issues among different time scales, a dynamic time warping (DTW) optimal matching algorithm is proposed in this paper. Firstly the sub-segments detection algorithm was used to separate the video into several consecutive sub-segments; furthermore, the video similarity matching algorithm on the basis of sub-segments was(More)
Asthma is usually complicated with mucus overproduction in airway. Recently the increased expression of the human calcium-activated chloride channel 1 (CaCC1) was found to play an important role in mucus overproduction in the asthmatic airways. To investigate the relationship of Calcium-activated chloride channel 1 (CaCC1) and mucus overproduction in(More)
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