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BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is high in developing countries. However, no national survey of chronic kidney disease has been done incorporating both estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria in a developing country with the economic diversity of China. We aimed to measure the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in(More)
The volume of information readily available in the EMarketplace is massive. Business-to-business (B2B) users, for instance, have an extensive chain of business relationships that have immensely generated a large volume of information. Although this raises problems of information overload, the data is embedded with rich and valuable information, such as(More)
The role of TGF-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cell dissemination is well established, but the involvement of lncRNAs in TGF-β signaling is still unknown. In this study, we observed that the lncRNA-activated by TGF-β (lncRNA-ATB) was upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastases and associated with poor prognosis.(More)
UNLABELLED In recent years, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to have critical regulatory roles in cancer biology. However, the contributions of lncRNAs to hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain largely unknown. Differentially expressed lncRNAs between HBV-related HCC and paired peritumoral tissues were identified(More)
Monkeys serve as important model species for studying human diseases and developing therapeutic strategies, yet the application of monkeys in biomedical researches has been significantly hindered by the difficulties in producing animals genetically modified at the desired target sites. Here, we first applied the CRISPR/Cas9 system, a versatile tool for(More)
Forty Chinese PCV2 strains collected between 2004 and 2008 were sequenced and their genetic variations were analyzed together with nine previous PCV2 isolates. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that these Chinese PCV2 strains could be divided into four genotypes (PCV-2a, PCV-2b, PCV-2d and PCV-2e), and the genotype PCV-2c defined in Denmark was not found.(More)
Retrieving 3D models from 2D human sketches has received considerable attention in the areas of graphics, image retrieval, and computer vision. Almost always in state of the art approaches a large amount of “best views” are computed for 3D models, with the hope that the query sketch matches one of these 2D projections of 3D models using(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a serious worldwide public health problem, but data from developing countries are extremely limited. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A representative sample of 13,925 adults in Beijing, China. PREDICTORS Age (18 to 39, 40 to 59, 60 to 69, and >70 years), sex, urban or(More)
Morphologic polarity is necessary for the motility of mammalian cells. In leukocytes responding to a chemoattractant, this polarity is regulated by activities of small Rho guanosine triphosphatases (Rho GTPases) and the phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks). Moreover, in neutrophils, lipid products of PI3Ks appear to regulate activation of Rho GTPases, are(More)
Recently, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) were found to be dysregulated in a variety of tumors. However, it remains unknown how and through what molecular mechanisms the expression of lncRNAs is controlled. In this study, we found that the lncRNA Low Expression in Tumor (lncRNA-LET) was generally downregulated in hepatocellular carcinomas, colorectal cancers,(More)