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Integrated Equipment Health Prognosis Considering Crack Initiation Time Uncertainty and Random Shock

Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University , Montreal H3G 2W1 , Canada 1 & Zhi-Gang Tian With integrated equipment health prognosis, both physical models and condition monitoring data are utilized ... of Alberta, Canada. His research is focused on prognostics and pipeline integrity management. E-mail: Zhi-Gang Tian, born in 1978, is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta

Natural killer cell dysfunction in hepatocellular carcinoma and NK cell-based immunotherapy

The mechanisms linking hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain largely unknown. Natural killer (NK) cells account for 25%–50% of the total number of liver lymphocytes, suggesting that NK cells play an important role in liver immunity. The number of NK cells in the blood and tumor tissues of HCC patients is positively...

Expression of prolactin receptor and response to prolactin stimulation of human NK cell lines

We have previously shown a critical role of prolactin (PRL) during maturation and anti-tumor effects of murine natural killer (NK) cells in vitro and in vivo. We extended that study by exploring the ability of human NK cell lines (NK-92 and YT cell) to express PRL receptor (PRL-R) and to respond to PRL stimulation in vitro. Both human NK cell lines constitutively expressed PRL-R...