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BACKGROUND The correlation between overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) has been evaluated in patients with metastatic or advanced gastric cancer who have received first-line and/or second-line chemotherapy. However, no corresponding analysis has been done for patients who have undergone third-line or later-line chemotherapy. METHODS(More)
The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) has been recently shown to be dysregulated in several cancers. However, the mechanisms underlying the role of MALAT1 in breast cancer remain unclear. Herein, we showed that MALAT1 was aberrantly increased in breast cancer tissues and cells. MALAT1-siRNA(More)
BACKGROUND An in vivo animal model for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is presented which allows for graded application of pressure to the median nerve within the carpal canal. We hypothesized that such pressure would cause electrophysiologic changes in the median nerve in a dose-related manner, with NCS/EMG changes consistent with CTS in humans. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND A commonly used noninvasive method, transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE) has been widely recommended for the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We aimed to review comprehensively the evidence for the use of TDE to diagnose PH. METHODS After a systematic review of English-language studies, we used random-effects models to pool(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of miR-126 and miR-223 in platelet of rabbit arterial plaque models, and explore its correlation with plaque morphology. METHODS Rabbit arterial plaque models were established, peripheral blood of models and control animals was collected. Plaque morphologies were divided into type I, type II and type III based on(More)
The sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor 2 (SREBF2) gene encodes a transcription factor that activates the expression of many genes involved in the synthesis and uptake of cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides, and phospholipids. Through bioinformatics, we found that intron 16 of the chicken SREBF2 gene might encode the chicken miR-33.(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis is more common in the neonatal period than any other time in life; however, it is still a challenge for the evidence based diagnosis. Strategy for identification of neonatal bacterial meningitis pathogens is presented by evaluating three different available methods to establish evidence-based diagnosis for neonatal bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct prokaryotic expression vector of pET15b-PEP-1-SOD1 and investigate whether PEP-1-SOD1 fusion protein could be transduced into human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the effects on hypoxia/reoxygenation injury. METHODS The recombinant plasmids pET15b-SOD1 and pET15b-PEP-1-SOD1 were constructed and transformed into E.(More)
Growth hormone (GH) is a key regulatory factor in animal growth, development and metabolism. Based on the expression level of the GH receptor, the chicken liver is a major target organ of GH, but the biological effects of GH on the chicken liver are not fully understood. In this work we identified mRNAs and miRNAs that are regulated by GH in primary(More)
We demonstrate here the synthesis of a hierarchical TiO(2) architecture without any surfactants or templates. Two kinds of structure existed simultaneously, the ordered nanoarrays at bottom provided direct conduction pathway for photo generated electrons, while the upper micro-flowers consisted of nanobelt as building units increased the light harvesting(More)