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Identification of aberrant microRNA (miRNA) expression during chemical carcinogen-induced cell transformation will lead to a better understanding of the substantial role of miRNAs in cancer development. To explore whether aberrant miRNAs expression can be used as biomarkers of chemical exposure in risk assessment of chemical carcinogenesis, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional vitrification method cannot keep up with the increased culture and propagation efficiency required to cryopreserve large quantities of vigorously proliferating human embryonic stem (HES) cells. In this study, we describe a newly invented vitrification carrier for cryopreserving large amount of HES cells and evaluate whether this(More)
Despite animal studies having demonstrated that Tbx20 is essential for heart development, few studies have been conducted about TBX20 and congenital heart disease (CHD) in humans. Recently two TBX20 mutations have been associated with human heart defects in two Caucasian families, but TBX20 mutations underlying the more common isolated forms of CHD are(More)
BACKGROUND The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor HAND2 plays an essential role in cardiac morphogenesis. However, the prevalence of HAND2 mutations in congenial heart disease (CHD) and the correlation between the HAND2 genotype and CHD phenotype have not been studied extensively. METHODS We amplified the exons and the flanking intron sequences(More)
  • Caixia Liu
  • 2013 6th International Congress on Image and…
  • 2013
Finger vein recognition has become a new hot spot for its superior security features and user acceptance in recent years. According to the features of human finger vein image, a finger vein feature extraction method based on improved adaptive Niblack threshold segmentation algorithm is proposed. In this method, Niblack window parameter and the correction(More)
AIMS It is well recognized that microvascular injury is a major determinant of renal fibrosis. Mounting evidence shows that nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in angiogenesis. Therefore, we investigated to the effects of NO on kidney angiogenesis and renal fibrosis. METHODS In the present study, a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model was(More)
The present study was conducted to determine hepatic lipid metabolism and metal-element composition in Synechogobius hasta exposed to waterborne chronic copper (Cu) concentrations of control, 57, and 118 μg Cu/l, respectively, for 30 days. Growth decreased, but hepatosomatic index, viscerosomatic index, and hepatic lipid content increased with increasing(More)
BACKGROUND X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is the most common form of heritable rickets characterized by X-linked dominant inheritance, renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia, and defective bone mineralization. Inactivating mutations of the PHEX gene located at Xp22.1 have been linked with this disease. Ethnic distribution of such mutations seems(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the renal microvascular injury in acute aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN) and the protective effects of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) in acute AAN. METHODS Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups. The rats in PGE1 group received Caulis Aristolochia manshuriensis (CAM) decoction by gavage for 5 days, and(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive prenatal detection of common fetal aneuploidies with cell-free DNA from maternal plasma has been achieved with high-throughput next-generation sequencing platforms. Turnaround times for previously tested platforms are still unsatisfactory for clinical applications, however, because of the time spent on sequencing. The development of(More)