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This paper focuses on the numerical investigation of low-voltage arc plasma behaviour with the contact opening process included. A flexible experimental setup with a rotating contact is designed to support this study. Based on the magnetohydrodynamic arc model, the elongation and the commutation behaviour of the arc plasma during the contact rotation(More)
The purposes of this study were to test the effect of tetrandrine, alone or combined with radiation, on human esophageal cancer cell line TE1 (TE1 cells) and investigate the potential antitumor mechanism. Human esophageal cancer cell line TE1 was tested by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay for cell proliferation, colony-forming assay for cell(More)
The HIV-1 restriction factor SAMHD1 is a tetrameric enzyme activated by guanine nucleotides with dNTP triphosphate hydrolase activity (dNTPase). In addition to this established activity, there have been a series of conflicting reports as to whether the enzyme also possesses single-stranded DNA and/or RNA 3'-5' exonuclease activity. SAMHD1 was purified using(More)
Bacterial H-NS forms nucleoprotein filaments that spread on DNA and bridge distant DNA sites. H-NS filaments co-localize with sites of Rho-dependent termination in Escherichia coli, but their direct effects on transcriptional pausing and termination are untested. In this study, we report that bridged H-NS filaments strongly increase pausing by E. coli RNA(More)
To investigate the effects of thalidomide on the radiosensitivity of human esophageal cancer cells (TE1 cells) and the potential mechanism underlying these effects. The effects of thalidomide on proliferation of TE1 cells were determined by Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay. The multitarget click model was used to delineate the survival curve using a(More)
We study eye gaze movement behavior during paper reading and generate a series of annotations from a user's reading features: gray shading to indicate reading speed, borders to indicate frequency of re-reading, and lines to indicate transitions between sections of a document. Through a user study, we validate that our SocialReading system that shares(More)
BACKGROUND It is indicated that non-HDL cholesterol and lipid ratios, including total/HDL cholesterol and LDL/HDL cholesterol ratios, are risk indicators with greater predictive value for coronary atherosclerotic progression or regression compared with conventional lipid profile. However, there have been few reports about the correlation between serum lipid(More)
In this study, folic-dextran-camptothecin (Fa-DEX-CPT) tumor-targeted nanoparticles were produced with a supercritical antisolvent (SAS) technique by using dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a solvent and carbon dioxide as an antisolvent. A factorial design was used to reveal the effect of various process parameters on the mean particle size (MPS) and morphology(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the cancer stem cell populations in esophageal cancer cell lines KYSE150 and TE1 and identify whether resulting stem-like cell spheres display radiation resistance characteristics. METHODS Serum-free medium (SFM) suspension was used to culture the esophageal cancer stem cell lines and enrich the esophageal stem-like cell spheres. RT-PCR(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been widely used to detect bone marrow (BM) changes after radiotherapy. However, little information about the dynamic MR appearance of early radiation-induced BM injury is available. This experimental study was designed to determine the MR appearance of irradiated BM during the initial 4 weeks(More)