Feifei Zhang

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Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in postnatal neovascularization and re-endothelialization in response to tissue ischemia and endothelial injury. It is reported that the circulating EPCs number is decreased during hypertension. However, the detailed mechanism is still unclear. Our previous studies have shown that ClC-3 chloride(More)
A comparative genomic microarray comprising 2,457 genes from two whole genomes of S. aureus was employed for the comparative genome hybridization analysis of 50 strains of divergent clonal lineages, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), and swine strains in China. Large-scale validation was confirmed via(More)
Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) is associated with clinical treatment failure. However, the resistance mechanism of hVISA has not been fully clarified. In the present study, comparative proteomics analysis of two pairs of isogenic vancomycin-susceptible S. aureus (VSSA) and hVISA strains isolated from two patients(More)
Aims. The purpose of the study was to investigate the differences of adenosine, adenine, inosine, xanthine, hypoxanthine, and uric acid concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy and assess the relationship between purine metabolites and disease. Materials and Methods. The study group consisted of 114 subjects which(More)
Reactive gliosis had been implicated in injury and recovery patterns associated with hydrocephalus. Our aim is to determine the efficacy of minocycline, an antibiotic known for its anti-inflammatory properties, to reduce reactive gliosis and inhibit the development of hydrocephalus. The ventricular dilatation were evaluated by MRI at 1-week post drugs(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite growing evidence that large intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) can regulate gene expression and widely take part in normal physiological and disease conditions, our knowledge of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-related lincRNAs remains limited. The aim of this study was to detect the levels of four lincRNAs (ENST00000500949:(More)
Driven by recent advances in human-centered computing, Facial Expression Recognition (FER) has attracted significant attention in many applications. In this paper, we propose a novel graphical model, multi-level Transformed Dirichlet Process (ml-TDP), for multi-pose FER. In our approach, pose is explicitly introduced into ml-TDP so that separate training(More)