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Triblock copolymer PLA-PEG-PLA were synthesized using ring opening polymerization with different LA/EG ratio. Micellar aggregates were prepared from these block copolymers and characterized. The degradation characteristics of selected copolymers were assessed in both micellar and film forms. Surface segregation of PEG was also quantified as a function of(More)
Four-armed (star-branched) block copolymers of l-PLA and PEO were synthesized using ring opening polymerization with different LA/EO ratio. Micellar aggregates were prepared from these block copolymers and characterized. Some surface segregation of PEG was found : the extent depends on the state of the material (whether it is in film or particle form), as(More)
Next-generation sequencing techniques have been rapidly emerging. However, the massive sequencing reads hide a great deal of unknown important information. Advances have enabled researchers to discover alternative splicing (AS) sites and isoforms using computational approaches instead of molecular experiments. Given the importance of AS for gene expression(More)
Adiponectin plays a fundamental role in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. However, its role in adipocyte differentiation remains controversial. To investigate the effect of gAd on lipid deposition in chicken adipocytes and its related signaling pathways, 200 μg/mL recombinant globular adiponectin, isoproterenol, SB253580, leucine, and rapamycin were used(More)
BACKGROUND Leiomyosarcoma that arises in the uterine cervix stump after subtotal hysterectomy is exceedingly rare. Only one case has been documented. The authors report an unusual case of leiomyosarcoma that arose in the cervix stump. CASE PRESENTATION A 46-year-old female presented with a one-month history of vaginal bleeding. Vaginal and ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Little is known about whether low serum HBsAg levels result from impaired HBsAg synthesis or a reduced number of hepatocytes caused by advanced liver fibrosis. Therefore, we investigated the capacity for HBsAg synthesis in a cross-sectional cohort of treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B patients. METHODS Chronic hepatitis B patients (n(More)
Background. In order to assess the diagnostic accuracy of linear EUS for evaluating clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups. Methods. 202 patients with clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups who underwent linear EUS examination between January 2012 and January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Endoscopic retrograde(More)
Adiponectin is an adipose-derived hormone that has anti-diabetic and anti-atherogenic effects through interaction with AdipoR1 and AdipoR2 (adiponectin receptors 1 and 2), but little is known about the expression and function of adiponectin and its receptors in adventitia and adventitial fibroblasts. In the present study, we have demonstrated that AdipoR1(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of artificial liver support system on severe hepatic failure with infection, 37 cases of severe hepatic failure and 80 cases times of plasma replacement were analyzed. METHODS The volume of plasma replacement was 2,000-2,600 ml/time. Japanese Plasauto-iQ Blood Purifying Device was used. Blood samples were observed(More)
A study on the emergence is beneficial to the understanding and mastery of the basic rules governing the development of Research University's core competence system. The emergence of this system originates from its features, such as non-linearity, self-organized behavior, openness and so forth, as well as the complicated system environment, non-conservation(More)