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BACKGROUND A recent epidemic of melamine contamination of baby formula in China has been associated with the development of urinary tract stones, though the clinical manifestations and predisposing factors are incompletely delineated. METHODS We administered a questionnaire to the parents of children 36 months of age or younger who were being screened for(More)
PURPOSE To investigate expression, regulation, potential role and targets of miR-195 and miR-497 in breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression patterns of miR-195 and miR-497 were initially examined in breast cancer tissues and cell lines by Northern blotting and quantitative real-time PCR. Combined bisulfite restriction analysis and bisulfite(More)
An integrated inventory of atmospheric antimony (Sb) emissions from anthropogenic activities in China is compiled for the years 2005-2009. Emissions are estimated for all major anthropogenic sources for the first time. We estimate that the national emissions of antimony are 818 metric tons (t) in 2009, with the largest contribution from coal combustion at(More)
Web applications tend to evolve quickly, resulting in errors and failures in test automation scripts that exercise them. Repairing such scripts to work on the updated application is essential for maintaining the quality of the test suite. Updating such scripts manually is a time consuming task, which is often difficult and is prone to errors if not(More)
Interleukin 17 (IL-17), produced mainly by T helper 17 (Th17) cells, is increasingly recognized as a key regulator in various autoimmune diseases, including human multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Although several microRNAs (miRNAs) with aberrant expression have been shown to contribute to the(More)
Inactivation of hedgehog-interacting protein (HHIP) and overexpression of Gli1 play vital roles in the development of diverse human cancers. The aim of this study is to examine the association of HHIP and Gli1 with the clinicopathologic features and prognosis of patients with glioblastoma (GBM). The expression of HHIP and Gli1 in 103 patients with GBM and(More)
A multiple-year emission inventory of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including particulate matter (PM), SO(2), NO(x), CO, HCl, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sb, and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), discharged from municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration in China has been established for the period 2003-2010 by(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Physiological mechanical stretch in vivo helps to maintain the quiescent contractile differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), but the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of SIRT1 in VSMC differentiation in response to mechanical cyclic stretch. METHODS AND RESULTS Rat VSMCs were(More)
Many-core chip design has become a popular means to sustain the exponential growth of chip-level computing performance. The main advantage lies in the exploitation of parallelism, distributively and massively. Consequently, the on-chip communication fabric becomes the performance determinant. In the meantime, the introduction of Ultra-Wideband (UWB)(More)