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How does the development of the life insurance market affect economic growth? Some international evidence
This article investigates the effect of life insurance on economic growth and what conditions affect the insurance-growth nexus. These conditions include the degree of financial development, private… Expand
Magnolol suppresses hypoxia-induced angiogenesis via inhibition of HIF-1α/VEGF signaling pathway in human bladder cancer cells.
The hypoxic environment in tumors is an important factor causing tumor angiogenesis by activating the key transcription factor, hypoxia-inducible factors-1α (HIF-1α). Magnolol isolated from Magnolia… Expand
Phylogeny of Psephenidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) based on larval, pupal and adult characters
Abstract We conducted the first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Psephenidae, based on 143 morphological characters of adults, larvae and pupae and coded for 34 taxa, representing three… Expand
Antitumor effects of recombinant BCG and interleukin-12 DNA vaccines on xenografted murine bladder cancer.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the antitumor effects of recombinant bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) DNA (multi-rBCG) and murine interleukin-12 DNA (mIL-12) vaccines on xenografted MBT-2 murine bladder tumors.… Expand
Supplementation of Magnolol Attenuates Skeletal Muscle Atrophy in Bladder Cancer-Bearing Mice Undergoing Chemotherapy via Suppression of FoxO3 Activation and Induction of IGF-1
Skeletal muscle atrophy, the most prominent phenotypic feature of cancer cachexia, is often observed in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Magnolol (M) extracted from Magnolia officinalis… Expand
A review of Phyllotreta Chevrolat in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini).
Species of the genus Phyllotreta Chevrolat in Japan and Taiwan are reviewed. Phyllotreta striolata (Fabricius) is redescribed based on Taiwanese specimens; P. chotanica Duvivier is recorded for the… Expand
Immunotherapy for bladder cancer using recombinant bacillus Calmette-Guerin DNA vaccines and interleukin-12 DNA vaccine.
PURPOSE We investigated the efficacy of recombinant bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) DNA (poly-rBCG) and murine interleukin (IL)-12 (mIL-12) vaccines in inducing T helper 1 polarized cytokines and… Expand
Treatment of bladder carcinomas using recombinant BCG DNA vaccines and electroporative gene immunotherapy
Intravesical immunotherapy with live Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) is the treatment of choice for superficial bladder cancers. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of patients… Expand
A Review of the Genus Cucujus Fabricius (Insecta: Cucujoidea: Cucujidae) from Taiwan, Japan, and China, with Descriptions of Two New Species and the Larvae of Cucujus mniszechi Grouvelle
A review of the genus Cucujus Fabricius (Insecta: Cucujoidea: Cucujidae) from Taiwan, Japan, and China, with descriptions of two new species and the larvae of Cucujus mniszechi Grouvelle. Zoological… Expand
A novel rate predictor based on quantized DCT indices and its rate control mechanism
We propose a model-based rate predictor, which can characterize the detailed changes during encoding processing, provides a more precise rate estimation than the traditional rate control methods, which are based on pixel variance. Expand