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BACKGROUND The ability of living cells to respond appropriately to apoptosis signals is crucial for the proper development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. For example, viable cells must be stable enough to appropriately respond to apoptosis signaling so that an irreversible death program is only induced when apoptosis signaling reaches a certain(More)
The goal of this study was to explore neural response to touch in children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Patterns of reduced (hypo-responsiveness) and enhanced (hyper-responsiveness) behavioral reaction to sensory input are prevalent in ASD, but their neural mechanisms are poorly understood. We measured event-related potentials (ERP) to a(More)
A biomimetic system on reversible bond-coupled electron transfer (BCET) has been proposed and investigated in a switchable Rh-N molecule with redox active subunits. We discover that energy barrier of C-N bond breaking is reduced dramatically to less than 1/7 (from 40.4 to 5.5 kcal/mol), and 1/3 of the oxidation potential is simultaneously lowered (from 0.67(More)
The ability for living cells to respond properly to apoptosis signals is crucial for cell development. Bistability (i.e., all-or-none behavior) of the caspase-3 activity has been proposed by some researchers to model the bimodal cell fate decision upon stimulation of the apoptosis signaling pathway. In this study, we investigate Fas-induced apoptosis, and(More)
INTRODUCTION To analyze the outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) and esophagectomy simultaneously for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and coexisting esophageal cancer. METHODS Twenty-two patients with CAD and coexisting esophageal cancer underwent combined surgical interventions were subjected to the study. OPCABG was(More)
BACKGROUND Discuss an appropriate strategy for treatment of invasive thymoma invading adjacent great vessels. METHODS A retrospective study on 25 patients with invasive thymoma invading neighboring great vessels was performed. The corresponding data including clinical presentation, operation procedure, adjuvant radio-chemotherapy and follow-up were(More)
INTRODUCTION Lung adenocarcinoma with clear cell component is extremely rare and the cases reported in literature remain scarce. The biological behaviors, clinicopathologic characteristics, mutational status and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma with clear cell component are still uncertain. METHODS Thirty-eight lung adenocarcinomas with clear cell(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify the technical aspects and short-term results of robotic sleeve resection for lung cancer patients. METHODS Twenty-one consecutive cases of robotic sleeve resection from September 2014 to September 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS There were 17 single sleeve resection (bronchial) and 4 double sleeve(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of visceral pleural invasion (VPI) on survival remains controversial for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study investigated the survival status of VPI among patients with lymph node-negative lung invasive adenocarcinoma smaller than 3cm. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 2537 consecutive(More)
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