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Chinese herbal medicines possess the therapeutic potential for mood disorders. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of the herbal medicine called Free and Easy Wanderer Plus (FEWP) as an adjunct to carbamazepine (CBZ) in patients with bipolar disorders. One hundred and twenty-four(More)
Recent developments in depression studies have heightened the need for investigating adolescent major depressive disorder (MDD). Many previous neuroimaging studies used task designs and found consistent results in the dysfunction of brain regions in depressed adolescent patients. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the topological properties of brain(More)
Current researches on UHF RFID system security mainly focus on protecting communication safety and information privacy between a pair of specific tag and its corresponding interrogation reader. However, in many scenarios, instead of stealing detailed private information of tags, adversaries aim at estimating the cardinality of tags, which is called counting(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia is a core symptom of this disease. The computerized CogState Battery (CSB) has been used to detect seven of the most common cognitive domains in schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CSB (CSB-C), in Chinese patients with(More)
The sliding clamp proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) plays important roles in nucleic acid metabolism. In this work, we isolated a PCNA gene (designated as EjsPCNA, accession: FJ483830) by rapid amplification of cDNA ends approach from the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir japonica sinensis. The full-length cDNA of EjsPCNA consists of 1123 nucleotides(More)
Although first-episode drug naive patients with schizophrenia are known to show cognitive impairment, the cognitive performances of these patients, who suffer deficit syndrome, compared with those who suffer non-deficit syndrome is undetermined. The aim of this study was to compare cognitive performances in first-episode drug-naive schizophrenia with(More)
BACKGROUND Years of education are inversely related to the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD), but the relationship between the clinical features of MDD and educational status is poorly understood. We investigated this in 1970 Chinese women with recurrent MDD identified in a clinical setting. METHODS Clinical and demographic features were(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously found that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide (PA-LPS) induced MUC5AC in airway epithelial cells. Dual oxidase1 (Duox1), a member of NADPH oxidase(Nox), is known to be responsible for ROS production in respiratory tract epithelial cells. Our aim was to clarify whether Duox1(More)
Previous findings on the dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are controversial, and the molecular mechanisms underlying such dysfunction remain unclear. We analyzed the methylation status of the NR3C1 1F promoter and the expression of glucocorticoid receptor-α isoform (GRα) in peripheral blood(More)
Schizophrenia is a genetically related mental illness, in which the majority of genetic alterations occur in the non-coding regions of the human genome. In the past decade, a growing number of regulatory non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified to be strongly associated with schizophrenia.(More)