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Protein expression profiling has been increasingly used to discover and characterize biomarkers that can be used for diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic purposes. Most proteomic studies published to date have identified relatively abundant host response proteins as candidate biomarkers, which are often dismissed because of an apparent lack of specificity.(More)
It has been demonstrated that transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) improves recovery of injured spinal cord in animal models. However, the mechanism of how BMSCs promote repair of injured spinal cord remains under investigation. The present study investigated the neural differentiation of BMSCs, the lesion volume and axonal regrowth(More)
BACKGROUND Although overall 5-year survival rates for ovarian cancer are poor (10-30%), stage I/IIa patients have a 95% 5-year survival. New biomarkers that improve the diagnostic performance of existing tumor markers are critically needed. A previous study by Zhang et al. reported identification and validation of three biomarkers using proteomic profiling(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) in the treatment of larger hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Eighty-nine (89) patients with unrespectable larger HCC were randomised into a TACE group (n=45) and a TACE plus HIFU group (n=44). Therapeutic(More)
To evaluate effects of microwave ablation with a 2,450-MHz internally cooled-shaft antenna in animal experiments and in a clinical study. Microwave ablation was performed using a cooled-shaft antenna in eight in vivo (36 ablations) porcine livers. The coagulation diameters achieved in different microwave ablation parameter groups were compared. Sixty(More)
To estimate the accuracy of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO(2)) in predicting postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 46 patients aged more than 50years old were enrolled. We measured the patients' cognitive function by using a battery of six neuropsychological tests before surgery and then 7days(More)
Strain W126(T), a Gram-reaction-positive, spore-forming, rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacterium, motile by means of peritrichous flagella, was isolated from selenium mineral soil in Hubei province of China. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated that this isolate belonged to the genus Paenibacillus, with 97.9 % sequence similarity to(More)
Protein expression profiling is increasingly being used to discover, validate and characterize biomarkers that can potentially be used for diagnostic purposes and to aid in pharmaceutical development. Correct analysis of data obtained from these experiments requires an understanding of the underlying analytic procedures used to obtain the data, statistical(More)
The trigeminal ganglion (TG) can express and release calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), an important neuropeptide that plays a crucial role in migraine attack and cluster headache. Activation of rat TG increases CGRP expression. However, the regulatory mechanism of CGRP expression in TG neurons remains to be explored. This study aims to evaluate the(More)
Post-translational modification of proteins by the small ubiquitin-like modifiers (SUMOs) has emerged as an important regulatory mechanism for alteration of protein activity, stability, and cellular localization. It has been reported that SUMOylation plays an important role in some activities of neuronal cells. However, the link between SUMOylation and(More)