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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)
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
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)
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)
The present study is conducted to determine the potential mechanisms of Zn on hepatic lipid deposition and metabolism for yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco with 8-week chronic exposure to low Zn levels (Zn levels: 0.05, 0.35 and 0.86mg/l Zn, respectively) and 96-h acute exposure to a high Zn level (Zn level: 4.71mg/l Zn, respectively). For that(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital heart disease is a diverse group of diseases determined by genetic and environmental factors. Considerable research has been done on genes associated with development of the heart. A recent focus is the role of transcription factor TBX5 in the development of atria, left ventricle and conduction system. As part of a larger study, high(More)
The present study is conducted to determine the effect of acute and chronic zinc (Zn) exposure on carnitine concentration, carnitine palmitoyltransferases I (CPT I) kinetics, and expression levels of CPT I isoforms in liver, muscle and heart of yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco. To this end, yellow catfish are subjected to chronic waterborne Zn(More)
AIM In this study, we genotyped eight microsatellite markers on chromosome 5 and performed linkage analyses. We aimed to establish the pathogenic gene loci in this familial cortical myoclonic tremor with epilepsy (FCMTE) pedigree. MATERIALS AND METHODS Reliable clinical information was obtained on the Chinese family members. Our study performed linkage(More)
Metals such as cadmium and arsenic are ubiquitous toxicants that cause a variety of adverse health effects. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) response to metal-induced stress and protect cells from further damage. However, the intracellular signalling pathways responsible for activation of HSPs expression are not fully understood. Here, we demonstrate that protein(More)