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Deeper mechanistic understanding of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a leading cause of total cancer-related deaths, may facilitate the establishment of more effective therapeutic strategies. In this study, pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG1) expression was associated with lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with NSCLC and was correlated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the expression of ALDH1A1 in lung adenoma stem cells (LASCs) and maintenance of their stemness through the Notch pathway. METHODS LASCs (A549s) were isolated from lung adenoma cells (A549) and identified by their coexpression of CD133 and CD326 and their capacity formulti-directional differentiation. Expression of ALDH1A1 in A549 and(More)
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been implicated in various human degenerative diseases. However, the role of mtDNA in Osteoarthritis (OA) is less known. To investigate whether mtDNA haplogroups contribute to the prevalence of knee OA, we have carried out a comprehensive case-control study on 187 knee OA patients and 420 geographically matched controls in(More)
We focus on the problem of large-scale near duplicate image retrieval. Recent studies have shown that local image features, often referred to as key points, are effective for near duplicate image retrieval. The most popular approach for key point based image matching is the clustering-based bag-of-words model. It maps each key point to a visual word in a(More)
Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4-MNPs) have been widely used in clinical diagnosis. Hemocompatibility of the nanoparticles is usually evaluated by hemolysis. However, hemolysis assessment does not measure the dysfunctional erythrocytes with pathological changes on the unbroken cellular membrane. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of suicidal(More)
Dysfunction of the hematopoietic microenvironment is the main obstacle encountered during hematopoiesis reconstruction in patients with acute hematopoietic radiation syndrome. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) play a crucial supporting role in hematopoiesis by maintaining the balance between adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation. In this(More)
Local image features, such as SIFT descriptors, have been shown to be effective for content-based image retrieval (CBIR). In order to achieve efficient image retrieval using local features, most existing approaches represent an image by a bag-of-words model in which every local feature is quantized into a visual word. Given the bag-of-words representation(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations in oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) deficiency. The complete mitochondrial genomes of 41 families with OXPHOS deficiency were screened for mutations. Mitochondrial functional analysis was then performed in primary and cybrid cells containing candidate mutations(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitization effect of different components of Shengmai injection (new production process) on Beagle dogs. METHOD Beagle dogs were randomly divided into 7 groups, 3 in each group. Each group was respectively injected with 5% glucose injection, Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma Rubra extract, Ophiopogonis Radix extract, Schisandrae(More)