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Previous studies have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) can induce cardioprotection against ischemia–reperfusion (IR) injury, but its mechanisms are incompletely understood. We have previously shown that several other forms of remote preconditioning of the heart work, at least in part, via the release of circulating cardioprotective factors into the(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC), induced by brief periods of limb ischemia has been shown to decrease acute myocardial injury and chronic responses after acute coronary syndromes. While several signaling pathways have been implicated, our understanding of the cardioprotection and its underlying mediators and mechanisms remains incomplete. In(More)
FER tyrosine kinase (FER) has been demonstrated to play a critical role in tumorigenesis and metastasis; however, its potential value as a novel prognostic marker for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) remains unclear. In 48 paired samples of ccRCCs and normal adjacent tissues (ADTs), real-time PCR was used to evaluate the expression of FER mRNA. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the presence of stereopsis in children with ametropic amblyopia, including hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. METHODS A total of 205 children with the average age of 5.2 years were selected, including 65 cases of astigmatic amblyopia, 30 of myopic amblyopia, and 110 of hyperopic amblyopia. The near stereoacuity test (zero disparity(More)
BACKGROUND Multiligand receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), osteoprotegerin, and Golgb1 genes may be implicated in atherosclerosis and vascular diseases. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1035798 in RAGE gene, rs2073617 and rs2073618 in TNFRSF11B, and rs3732410 in Golgb1 will be investigated on whether there is an association with(More)
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