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The COL4A1 gene encodes the α1-chain of type IV collagen, which is ubiquitously expressed in basement membranes. Mutations in COL4A1 have been reported in autosomal-dominant porencephaly and in patients with symptomatic small vessel brain disease, inconstantly associated with eye defects. We have previously reported three COL4A1 mutations associated with a(More)
—Output regulation aims to achieve, in addition to closed-loop stability, asymptotic tracking and disturbance rejection for a class of reference inputs and disturbances. Thus, it poses a more challenging problem than stabilization. For over a decade, the nonlinear output regulation problem has been one of the focuses in nonlinear control research, and(More)
— While the output regulation problem for linear systems accommodates both bounded and unbounded exoge-nous signals, the existing formulation of the output regulation problem for nonlinear systems only allows bounded exogenous signals produced by an exosystem with a neurally stable equilibrium. In particular, when it comes to the robust output regulation(More)
Hereditary angiopathy, nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps (HANAC) syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome caused by mutations in COL4A1 that encodes the α1 chain of collagen IV, a major component of basement membranes. Patients present with cerebral small vessel disease, retinal tortuosity, muscle cramps, and kidney disease consisting of multiple(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Aggressive periodontitis is a rare and very severe periodontal disease of early onset, which is closely associated with Porphyromonas.gingivalis (P.g.) infection in the Japanese population. TLR2 encodes Toll-like receptor 2, which plays an important role in the protective response to P.g. infection. We investigated a possible(More)
Various wireless networks have made the ambient radio frequency signals around the world. Wireless information and power transfer (WIPT) enables the devices to recycle energy from these ambient radio frequency signals and process information simultaneously. In this paper, we develop a WIPT protocol in two-way amplify-and-forward relaying channels, where two(More)