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Dysregulation of the complement system has been linked to pathogenesis of hypertension. However, whether genetic changes of complement factor H (CFH) and its related genes are associated with hypertension is unknown. We genotyped three SNPs in the CFH gene cluster that are closely linked to age-related macular degeneration, namely rs1061170 (Y402H),(More)
The molecular basis of the lymphatic development remains largely unknown. Using zebrafish as a model, we discovered a novel role for the Ras guanine-releasing protein 1 (RasGRP1), a protein involved in Ras activation in lymphangiogenesis. Secondary lymphatic sprouts from the posterior cardinal vein give rise to thoracic duct which is the first lymphatic(More)
In this paper, a fusion of facial symmetry information method is developed for improving two-dimensional principal component analysis. The proposed method uses the characteristic of facial symmetry to generate odd-even symmetry images, by weighting odd-even symmetry matrix to replace original image matrix extracting features, and at last minimum distance(More)
In the image inpainting process, the data term of the Criminisi algorithm depends on the shape of the manually selected target region and the confidence drops to zero rapidly, resulting in in painting sequence deviation which finally influence the in paint effect. Then we introduce the entropy to improve the data term, in this way another priority function(More)
A weighted kernel maximum scatter difference discriminate criterion is developed for extraction of nonlinear feature. The proposed method not only extracts nonlinear feature for faces effectively, but also reconstructs between-class and within-class scatter matrix by weighted schemes. So it can modify the kernel maximum scatter difference discriminate(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinicopathological characteristics, efficacy, and prognostic factors for patients with rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST). METHODS Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 61 patients with rectal GIST in our department from January 1990 to October 2012 were analyzed retrospectively and pathology specimens were reviewed.(More)
In previous studies, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) have been identified as carcinogenic and a risk factor for human cancer. Therefore, the present study was designed to identify bioactive natural products capable of controlling the formation of HCAs during cooking. For this purpose we have evaluated the effect of Rosa rugosa tea extract (RTE) on the formation(More)
UNLABELLED The dynamic hydrolysis of tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP), sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) and polyphosphate compound, which was catalyzed by purified pyrophosphatase (PPase) and myosin- tripolyphosphatase (TPPase) from the silver carp dorsal muscle, was studied using (31) P NMR spectroscopy. In the PPase + TSPP system, the pyrophosphate (PP) was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new nickel-titanium shape memory alloy compression anastomosis ring, NiTi CAR 27, in constructing an anastomosis for colorectal cancer resection compared with conventional staples. METHODS In total, 234 consecutive patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer receiving sigmoidectomy and(More)