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Using options-and press-based proxies for CEO overconfidence (Malmendier and Tate 2005a, 2005b, 2008), we find that over the 1993-2003 period, firms with overconfident CEOs have greater return volatility, invest more in innovation, obtain more patents and patent citations, and achieve greater innovative success for given research and development (R&D)(More)
Insufficient blood perfusion is one of the critical problems that hamper the clinical application of tissue engineering bone (TEB). Current methods for improving blood vessel distribution in TEB mainly rely on delivering exogenous angiogenic factors to promote the proliferation, migration, differentiation, and vessel formation of endothelial cells (ECs)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small molecules and non-coding single strand RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by binding to specific sequences within target genes. miRNAs have been recognized as important regulatory factors in organism development and disease expression. Some miRNAs regulate the proliferation and(More)
Bone is a dynamic organ continuously undergoing shaping, repairing and remodeling. The homeostasis of bone is maintained by the balance between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption. Osteoclasts (OCs) are specialized multinucleated cells derived from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or monocytes/macrophage progenitor cells. There are(More)
UNLABELLED The objectives of this study were to compare the diagnostic potential of (68)Ga-Alfatide II with(18)F-FDG in differentiating between non-small cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC) and lung tuberculosis (TB) patients. METHODS Twenty-one NSCLC patients and 13 TB patients were recruited. PET/CT images using either (68)Ga-Alfatide II or (18)F-FDG were(More)
CD13 receptor plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. We therefore aimed to develop 99mTc-labeled monomeric and dimeric NGR-containing peptides, namely, NGR1 and NGR2, for SPECT imaging of CD13 expression in HepG2 hepatoma xenografts. Both NGR-containing monomer and dimer were synthesized and labeled with 99mTc. In vivo receptor(More)
Peptides containing the asparagines-glycine-arginine (NGR) motif have been identified as specific ligands binding to CD13/aminopeptidase N (APN) receptor, a tumor neovascular biomarker. In this study, we synthesized a novel NGR-containing peptide (NOTA-G3-NGR), and labeled NOTA-G3-NGR with (68)Ga (t1/2 = 67.7 min). The resulting (68)Ga-NOTA-G3-NGR peptide(More)
UNLABELLED The advancement of breast cancer therapy is limited by the biologic behaviors of cancer cells, such as metastasis and recurrence. β-adrenoceptors (ADRB) are reported to be associated with the biologic behaviors of breast cancer and may influence glucose metabolism. Here, we sought to investigate the relationship between the activation of ADRB and(More)
Bone homeostasis is maintained by the balance between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption. Osteoclasts are multinucleated cells derived from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or monocyte/macrophage progenitor cells and formed by osteoclasts precursors (OCPs) fusion. Cyanidin is an anthocyanin widely distributed in food diet with novel(More)
MicroRNA-145 has been shown to regulate chondrocyte homeostasis. It seems that miR-145 is implicated in cartilage dysfunction in Osteoarthritis (OA). However, the functional role of miR-145 in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-induced extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation of OA cartilage has never been clarified. Here, we show that miR-145 expression increased in(More)