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BACKGROUND Xerostomia (dry mouth) after head/neck radiation is a common problem among cancer patients. Quality of life (QOL) is impaired, and available treatments are of little benefit. This trial determined the feasibility of conducting a sham-controlled trial of acupuncture and whether acupuncture could prevent xerostomia among head/neck patients(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of spontaneous circulation after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients does not always signal a completely successful outcome. Functional deficiencies of the nervous system are found in many survivors of cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVES To study the effects of dopamine-induced elevated blood pressure on the(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune-mediated disease with a pathogenesis that involves CD4 T cell activation. Multiple immune regulatory molecules expressed on CD4(+) T cells were involved in RA pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the role of T cell immunoglobulin and ITIM (immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motif) domain (TIGIT) in RA.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of Shen-Fu injection (SFI) on coagulation-fibrinolysis disorders in a porcine model of cardiac arrest. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty Wuzhishan pigs were randomly assigned into the sham operation group (SO group, n = 6), epinephrine group (EP group, n = 12), and SFI group (n = 12). After 8(More)
Phytohormone crosstalk is crucial for plant defenses against pathogens and insects in which salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA), and ethylene (ET) play key roles. These low molecular mass signals critically trigger and modulate plant resistance against biotrophic as well as necrotrophic pathogens through a complex signaling network that even involves(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to have diverse biological roles in regulating many biological processes, including osteogenic differentiation. In the present study, we identified that miR-24 was a critical regulator during osteogenic differentiation. We found that overexpression of miR-24 significantly inhibited osteogenic differentiation, which(More)
Osteoporosis is a kind of metabolic bone disorder. MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) has been proven to play an important role in bone formation, whereas its role in osteoporosis is unclear. In the present study, miR-21 expression was inhibited by TNF-α in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). TNF-α induced cell apoptosis, and inhibited cell proliferation and differentiation(More)
BACKGROUND The new medical insurance policy (JRSYF(2010) No.255) was released by the Beijing Municipal Government and became effective on January 1, 2011. Medical expenses incurred during a stay in an emergency department (ED) observation unit can be reimbursed as a hospital admission. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a new charging(More)
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most abundant and richest form of genomic polymorphism, and hence make highly favorable markers for genetic map construction and genome-wide association studies. In this study, a total of 300 rapeseed accessions (278 representative of Chinese germplasm, plus 22 outgroup accessions of different origins and(More)
The variable region of murine immunoglobulin heavy chain (Igh) is assembled by sequential DH -JH and VH -DJH recombination. The accessibility of the Igh locus determines the order of rearrangement. Because of the large number of VH genes and the lack of a suitable model, the epigenetic modifications of VH genes after DJH recombination have not previously(More)