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Autoimmune hypothalamitis is a rare autoimmune neuroendocirne disease. A case of a 70-year-old female with autoimmune hypothalamitis was reported. The chief clinical characteristics were diabetes insipidus and adenopituitary function deficiency. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan indicated a mass in the hypothalamus. The diagnosis of autoimmune(More)
Environmental factors play a crucial role in influencing sexual selection in insects and the evolution of their mating systems. Although it has been reported that sexual selection in insects may change in response to varying environments, the reason for these changes remains poorly understood. Here, we focus on the mate selection process of a ladybird,(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) rs671 polymorphism, which eliminates ALDH2 activity down to 1%-6%, is a susceptibility gene for coronary disease. Here we investigated the underlying mechanisms based on our prior clinical and experimental studies. Male apoE-/- mice were transfected with GFP, ALDH2-overexpression and(More)
Despite the broad diet range of many predatory ladybirds, the mechanisms involved in their adaptation to diet shifts are not completely understood. Here, we explored how a primarily coccidophagous ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri adapts to feeding on aphids. Based on the lower survival rate, longer developmental time, and lower adult body weight and(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent tachyarrhythmia in patients with a permanent pacemaker. Angiotensin II receptor antagonists have a protective effect against the occurrence of AF in patients with heart diseases. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of olmesartan in the prevention of new-onset AF and AF burden in(More)
To improve the (α, β)-resolution efficiency of intuitionistic fuzzy propositional logic, we apply linear resolution and ordered resolution to (α, β)-resolution. Provide the concepts of (α, β)-linear resolution, (α, β)-ordered resolution and reducible ordered clause. Propose the (α,(More)
Organisms may develop into multiple phenotypes under different nutritional environments by developmental plasticity, whereas the potential costs and mechanisms of such plasticity are poorly understood. Here we examined the fitness and gene expression of nutrition-induced phenotypes in the ladybeetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri after having experienced(More)
We looked for novel genetic variations within the Six6 gene by PCR-SSCP, DNA sequencing and forced RFLP-PCR and estimated their associations with production traits in 2132 goats of eight indigenous Chinese breeds. A novel single nucleotide polymorphism (NM_001104993.1: g.232T>C) within the goat Six6 gene was identified. The frequencies of allele "C"(More)
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