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In this paper we consider a mathematical program with semidefinite cone complementarity constraints (SDCMPCC). Such a problem is a matrix analogue of the mathematical program with (vector) complementarity constraints (MPCC) and includes MPCC as a special case. We first derive explicit formulas for the proximal and limiting normal cone of the graph of the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by targeting mRNAs. Our previous study found that miR-29b strongly regulates the migration and invasion of breast cancer cells. Here, we aimed to identify the mRNAs targeted by miR-29b. We used microarray experiments in conjunction with computational methods to identify the mRNAs that(More)
Topping, the critical cultural practice, is a kind of damage occurred tobacco shoot, which can obviously promote roots growth. Up to now, the mechanism regulating roots growth after topping is still unclear. In our previous works, miR171d was identified as a major topping responsive miRNA in tobacco roots, and its target gene was predicted to belong to the(More)
Objective. The purposes of our present study were to evaluate the potential of platelet-rich plasma gel to enhance granulation tissue formation after open abdomen and to examine whether the effect was attributable to stimulating rapid neovascularization. Methods. Twenty-four rats underwent colon ascendens stent peritonitis surgery to induce sepsis, followed(More)
GOALS To examine the efficiency of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) in relieving inflammatory bowel stricture in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). BACKGROUND Patients with CD usually develop bowel strictures due to transmural edema of intestinal wall, which can potentially be managed with conservative medical treatment. Previous studies showed that EEN(More)
Background. We aimed to determine the efficacy of fistuloclysis in patients with high-output upper enteric fistula (EF). Methods. Patients were assigned into the fistuloclysis group (n = 35, receiving fistuloclysis plus total enteral nutrition (TEN)) and the control group (n = 60, receiving TEN). Laboratory variables were measured during the four-week(More)
Docetaxel is a first-line chemotherapeutic agent for treating advanced breast cancer. The development of chemoresistance or multidrug resistance (MDR), however, results in breast cancer chemotherapy failure. This study aims to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying docetaxel-resistance in treatment of breast cancer. The docetaxel-resistant subline(More)
BACKGROUND Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays an important role in mediating ischemic heart cell death. The aim of this study was to investigate whether manipulation of a key factor of the ER stress pathway, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit α (eIF2α), can change the natural history of heart failure (HF). METHODS HF was induced using(More)
The present study measured eight PBDE congeners' (BDE-28, 47, 99, 100, 153, 154, 183, and 209) exposure via ingestion of indoor dust and soil, inhalation, and food consumption. Contributions to PBDEs exposure from different media revealed that indoor dust (dust suspended in air) was not an important exposure route for PBDE congeners for adults in Shenzhen,(More)
Human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and halogenated PAHs (HPAHs) via food consumption is still not clear in south China so far. The goals of this work are to assess human exposure to parent and halogenated PAHs via food ingestion and the cancer risk for population in Shenzhen, a new urban center in south China. Sixteen PAHs and nine(More)