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Inspired by the migratory behavior in the nature, a novel particle swarm optimization algorithm based on particle migration (MPSO) is proposed in this work. In this new algorithm, the population is randomly partitioned into several sub-swarms, each of which is made to evolve based on particle swarm optimization with time varying inertia weight and(More)
The chitinase 3-like 1 gene (CHI3L1) is abnormally expressed in the hippocampus of subjects with schizophrenia and may be involved in the cellular response to various environmental events that are reported to increase the risk of schizophrenia. Here, we provide evidence that the functional variants at the CHI3L1 locus influence the genetic risk of(More)
MiR-140 is a microRNA specially involved in chondrogenesis and osteoarthritis pathogenesis. However, its transcriptional regulation and target genes in cartilage development are not fully understood. Here we detected that miR-140 was uniquely expressed in chondrocyte and suppressed by Wnt/β-catenin signalling. The miR-140 primary transcript was an(More)
There are limited data on diversity within the hepatitis C virus polymerase (NS5B). In concordance with its key functional role during the life cycle, NS5B intrapatient variability was low. Moreover, differences between NS5B nonsynonymous (dN) and synonymous (dS) mutation rates (dN - dS) were positively correlated with CD4 cell count, while nonsynonymous(More)
Tumor-derived cytokines and their receptors usually take important roles in the disease progression and prognosis of cancer patients. In this survey, we aimed to detect the expression levels of MIF and CXCR4 in different cell populations of tumor microenvironments and their association with survivals of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma(More)
AIM To study the clinicopathological significance of p53 and mdm2 protein expression in human pancreatic cancer. METHODS To investigate the expression of p53 and mdm2 in pancreatic cancer by immunohistochemistry, and the relationships between the p53 and mdm2 protein expression and clinicopathological parameters in pancreatic cancer. RESULTS The(More)
In the present study, to investigate the mechanisms regulating carotenoid accumulation in citrus, a culture system was set up in vitro with juice sacs of three citrus varieties, Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.), Valencia orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck), and Lisbon lemon (Citrus limon Burm.f.). The juice sacs of all the three varieties enlarged(More)
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is an epidermal keratinocyte-derived skin tumor, which is the second most common skin cancer in the general population. Recently, studies showed that microRNAs (miRNAs) played an important role in the development of cancer. In our study, we showed that the expression of SRCIN1 was lower in cSCC tissues than in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe sepsis is associated with a high mortality rate despite implementation of guideline recommendations. Adjunctive treatment may be efficient and require further investigation. In light of the crucial role of immunologic derangement in severe sepsis, thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) is considered as a promising beneficial immunomodulatory drug. The(More)