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The purpose of the current study was to explore the association of auditory P50 sensory gating (P50) and prepulse inhibition (PPI) of schizophrenia with polymorphisms in the CHRNA7 and COMT genes. One hundred and fourty patients with schizophrenia participated in this study. They were administered the tests P50 and PPI. Moreover, three single nucleotide(More)
In this paper, an efficient watermarking algorithm for color image is proposed based on HSI color space and Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). The color image is firstly converted from RGB to HSI format to obtain the intensity component. Then sub-blocks of intensity are divided and sorted according to the human visual system (HVS) characteristic. Finally,(More)
Research into paper-based sensors or functional materials that can perform analytical functions with active recognition capabilities is rapidly expanding, and significant research effort has been made into the design and fabrication of bioactive paper at the biosensor level to detect potential health hazards. A key step in the fabrication of bioactive paper(More)
SGT1 (suppressor of G2 allele of Skp1) plays a role in various cellular processes including kinetochore assembly and protein ubiquitination by interacting with Skp1, a component of SCF E3 ligase complex. However, the function of SGT1 in cancer is largely unknown. Here, we showed that SGT1 was over-expressed in gastric cancer tissues and silencing of SGT1 by(More)
In this paper, a fast and adaptive weighted median filtering algorithm is studied on the basis of the analysis and comparison of some current median filtering algorithms. The weight value of the central pixel is defined according to the noise pollution level. The fast mean method is adopted in the process of searching median to improve the speed of the(More)
Novel biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) powders composed of alpha-tricalcium phosphate (alpha-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HA) were prepared by thermal decomposition of carbonated amorphous calcium phosphates (CACP). At first, the CACP precipitates were synthesized by adding ammonium carbonate in the presence of poly(ethylene glycol) at pH 10 with an initial(More)
The aim of the study is to compare Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery versus medical treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in obese patients.Bariatric surgery can achieve remission of T2DM in obese patients. RYGB surgery has been performed as one of the most common surgical treatment options for obese patients with T2DM, but the efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an effective surgical treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The present study aimed to investigate the effects of RYGB on glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism, and intestinal morphological adaption, as well as hepatic and intestinal gluconeogenesis. METHODS Twenty adult male T2DM rats induced by(More)
Multi-substituted pentacenes, such as 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,10,11,13-decasubstituted pentacenes (Type I), 1,2,3,4,6,13-hexasubstituted pentacenes (Type II), 1,2,3,4-tetrasubstituted pentacenes (Type III), and 2,3-disubstituted pentacenes (Type IV), 1,2,3,4,6,11-hexasubstituted naphthacenes (Type V), 1,2,3,4-tetrasubstituted naphthacenes (Type VI), and(More)
During cold stress, liver cells undergo apoptotic injury as a result of oxidative stress. Heat shock 70 kDa protein (Hsp70) is a protein involved in modulating a variety of physiological processes, including stress responses, proliferation, and apoptosis. In addition, Hsp70 regulates apoptotic signaling pathways in different manners, promoting or(More)