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Multiple manifested accessory atrioventricular pathways in a patient without obvious structural heart disease
A 53-year-old man was referred for treatment of pre-excitation syndrome, which was first diagnosed after having had cardioversion for pre-syncope due to atrial fibrillation. He had hypertension controlled with losantan. The ECG indicated multiple accessory pathways (APs), located on the tricuspid annulus (TVA). Echocardiography revealed a dilated left atrium and slight left ventricular hypertro...


Identification of cinobufagin and resibufogenin as inhibitors of enterovirus 71 infection
In this paper, cinobufagin and resibufogenin were found to inhibit enterovirus 71(EV71) infection in vitro in cell viability and plaque reduction assays. The 50% inhibitory concentrations(IC50) of cinobufagin and resibufogenin were (10.94±2.36) and (218±31) nmol/L, respectively, the 50% cytotoxic concentrations(CC50) of them were (1277±223) and (1385±254) nmol/L, respectively, and the anti-...
The principal indecomposable modules of the dilute Temperley-Lieb algebra
The Temperley-Lieb algebra TLn(β) can be defined as the set of rectangular diagrams with n points on each of their vertical sides, with all points joined pairwise by non-intersecting strings. The multiplication is then the concatenation of diagrams. The dilute Temperley-Lieb algebra dTLn(β) has a similar diagrammatic definition where, now, points on the sides may remain free of strings. Like ...


Evaluation of Phototoxic Effects of Curcumin Loaded in Organically Modified Silica Nanoparticles in Tumor Spheroids of Oral Cancer Cells
We report results of our investigations on relative uptake efficacy and phototoxic potential of curcumin organically modified silica nanoparticle (SiNp) (cur-SiNp) complexes and free curcumin in multicellular spheroids of human oral cancer cells. Uptake of free and nanoparticle-bound curcumin by cells was studied by spectroscopy. showed that compared to free curcumin, accumulation of curcumin i...
Dementia and Hopfield model
Disruption in the neural network has been observed in the clinical studies on dementia. This is investigated here, theoretically, via the macroscopic thermodynamic properties of the Hopfield model to determine whether such a disruption in the network is possible. The analysis is carried out using a mean field theory. The results show a bifurcation in the network in the absence of direct energy ...


Wavelength-Selective Dual p- and n-Type Carrier Transport of an Organic/Graphene/Inorganic Heterostructure
A novel organic/graphene/inorganic ­heterostructure, consisting of a graphene layer encapsulated by n- and p-type photoactive materials with complementary absorptions, enables the control of dual n- and p-typed transport behaviors of a graphene transistor under selective UV or visible light illumination. A graphene-based p-n junction created by spatially patterned wavelength-selective illumina...
Multicolored Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes
Bright organic/inorganic hybrid perov­skite light-emitting diodes (PrLEDs) are realized by using CH3NH3PbBr3 as an emitting layer and self-organized buffer hole-injection layer (Buf-HIL). The PrLEDs show high luminance, current efficiency, and EQE of 417 cd m−2, 0.577 cd A−1, and 0.125%, respectively. Buf-HIL can facilitate hole injection into CH3NH3PbBr3 as well as block exciton quenching...

Poly(dimethyltin glutarate) as a Prospective Material for High Dielectric Applications
Poly(dimethyltin glutarate) is presented as the first organometallic polymer, a high dielectric constant, and low dielectric loss material. Theoretical results correspond well in terms of the dielectric constant. More importantly, the dielectric constant can be tuned depending on the solvent a film of the polymer is cast from. The breakdown strength is increased through blending with a second o...
Large-Pore Ultrasmall Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles: Micelle/Precursor Co-templating Assembly and Nuclear-Targeted Gene Delivery
A novel micelle/precursor co-templating assembly strategy is successfully developed to synthesize large-pore ultrasmall mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (MONs). Furthermore, elaborately designed MONs with a cell-penetrating peptide (TAT) (MONs–PTAT) are constructed for highly efficient intranuclear gene delivery. They exhibit a high loading capacity, improved protection for the loaded ge...

Superelastic Supercapacitors with High Performances during Stretching
A fiber-shaped supercapacitor that can be stretched over 400% is developed by using two aligned carbon nanotube/polyaniline composite sheets as electrodes. A high specific capacitance of approximately 79.4 F g−1 is well maintained after stretching at a strain of 300% for 5000 cycles or 100.8 F g−1 after bending for 5000 cycles at a current density of 1 A g−In particular, the high specific...
On the effects of signal design in electric vehicle charging using vehicle-originating-signals
We study alternative signal designs for electric vehicle (EV) charging control based on vehicle-originating-signals (VOS). In the original VOS approach, the need-for-charge signal is proportional to a ratio between required and available charging times which results in a convex signal. We therefore consider alternative signal designs with different concavity and convexity and compare the result...

Feature extraction and filtering for household classification based on smart electricity meter data
Knowing household properties, such as number of persons per apartment, age of housing, type of water heating, etc. enables energy consultants and utilities to develop targeted energy conservation services. Load profiles captured by smart power meters, can—besides several other applications—be used to reveal energy efficiency relevant household characteristics. The goal of this work is to de...
RNA-sequencing reveals early, dynamic transcriptome changes in the corollas of pollinated petunias
Pollination reduces flower longevity in many angiosperms by accelerating corolla senescence. This response requires hormone signaling between the floral organs and results in the degradation of macromolecules and organelles within the petals to allow for nutrient remobilization to developing seeds. To investigate early pollination-induced changes in petal gene expression, we utilized high-throu...
X-ray structure of the mature ectodomain of phogrin
Phogrin/IA-2β and ICA512/IA-2 are two paralogs receptor-type protein-tyrosine phosphatases (RPTP) that localize in secretory granules of various neuroendocrine cells. In pancreatic islet β-cells, they participate in the regulation of insulin secretion, ensuring proper granulogenesis, and β-cell proliferation. The role of their cytoplasmic tail has been partially unveiled, while that of their...
Serum prolidase activity and oxidant¿antioxidant status in children with chronic hepatitis B virus infection
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a global health problem that can result in serious complications associated with collagen degradation. Prolidase is a specific imidodipeptidase that plays an important role in the breakdown of collagen. The aim of this study was to investigate prolidase activity and oxidant?antioxidant status in children with CHB. This prospective case control study includes 38 pati...